The community marked the opening Thursday of Fairbrook Neighborhood Park, a $6 million, nearly 3.4-acre park in Scripps Miramar Ranch.
“It has been my goal to ensure there are quality parks for residents to enjoy in every neighborhood, so I’m excited that Fairbrook Neighborhood Park is finally open to the community – and just in time for summer,” Mayor Todd Gloria said. “Residents have been patiently waiting for this new park to become a reality, and we expect it will become a popular spot for every member of the family.”
The park features a playground, picnic shelters, open grass with seating, a sports plaza with half-court basketball and pickleball, accessible stalls and ADA parking and a walkway with security lighting, among other amenities.
Councilwoman Marni von Wilpert, who represents District 5, where the park is located, thanked city staff in the parks and recreation, engineering and capital projects departments, along with community advocates for making “this long-overdue park a reality.”
“This is a wonderful accomplishment that I hope our residents will enjoy greatly,” she said.
Fairbrook Neighborhood Park has been planned since 2009. The city began meeting with community members to design it in 2016. Construction began in 2020.
– City News Service