Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas cuts the ribbon to open Millenia Park. Courtesy Meridian Development

The largest park planned for the 210-acre Millenia urban development in Chula Vista opened over the weekend with Mayor Mary Salas helping to cut the ribbon.

The 3.6-acre Millenia Park features a regulation soccer field and tennis/pickleball court surrounded by a winding jogging path.

Other amenities include a half basketball court, two play areas for children, picnic areas and a large plaza for community gatherings.

“We are proud to unveil Millenia’s fourth park, which furthers our commitment to make every home in Millenia within a three-minute walk to a park,” said Guy Asaro, CEO and president of Meridian Development. “We’re excited to give our residents great places to gather and play.”

Two other parks opened during the pandemic, including Orion Park and Strata Park, along the Chula Vista Regional Trail. A fourth opened earlier in the project’s development..

“We have been proactive in developing parks and community infrastructure to coincide with residential construction,” explained Asaro.

Millenia, which is about 80% complete, is being developed for Stratford Land as the urban hub of south San Diego County.

Plans call for 3,000 multi-family residences, 2 million square feet of office space, 1.5 million square feet of retail, hospitality, civic and mixed-use projects, and six urban parks, woven together with a system of tree-lined promenades, bikeways, and plazas.

A timber play structure at Millenia Park. Courtesy of Meridian Development
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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.