Ribbon cutting for Torrey Meadows Neighborhood Park. Courtesy Mayor Faulconer’s office

City officials Thursday opened a 5.3-acre park that will serve residents of Torrey Highlands, Black Mountain Ranch and Rancho Penasquitos.

The $8 million Torrey Meadows Neighborhood Park offers a basketball court, two children’s play areas, drought-tolerant landscaping, restrooms, shade structures and a parking lot at 13499 Torrey Meadows Drive.

“A once overgrown and underutilized plot of land has been transformed into the spacious, family-friendly park this community deserves,” said Councilman Mark Kersey, who represents the area. “The Torrey Meadows Neighborhood Park is a welcomed addition to the neighborhood, with open space and features that people of all ages can enjoy.”

The facility is the 13th to open since Mayor Kevin Faulconer pledged in 2016 to break ground or improve 50 parks in five years. More than a dozen other park projects are currently in various stages of construction.

“Every neighborhood deserves a great place for the community to gather for family barbecues, take an evening stroll or play ball,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said.

Other parks completed this past year include Wightman Street Neighborhood Park in City Heights, Old San Ysidro Fire Station Mini Park in San Ysidro and Civita Central Park in Mission Valley.

—City News Service

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