Public Invited to Help Shape Future of San Diego Parks

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The Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park. File photo by Chris Stone

A series of public workshops are being held across the city of San Diego in an effort to get residents and stakeholders involved in shaping the future of parks and recreation areas.

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Ten workshops will be held as the city kicks off its first Parks Master Plan effort in more than a half century.

“We are in the middle of the largest park expansion in modern San Diego history and the Parks Master Plan will continue that momentum by setting the stage for the future of our world-class parks system,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. “This is an opportunity for our residents to tell us what they’d like to see happen going forward with our regional and neighborhood parks. I encourage all San Diegans to attend a workshop or fill out the online survey to make their voices heard.”

According to the city, the Parks Master Plan objectives include:

–Evaluate the existing park system and recreation programs
–Outline opportunities for providing recreation spaces in areas with limited land
–Create funding strategies for Parks Master Plan implementation

During the scheduled public workshops, city officials say they will solicit feedback and discuss needs for community parks and recreation programming.

“Information gathered at the workshops will establish planning priorities and serve as the foundation for the Parks Master Plan,” according to a city statement. The Parks Master Plan is expected to be complete in fall 2020.

Workshops will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the following dates:

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Wednesday, June 6 – Linda Vista Recreation Center, 7064 Levant St., 92111
Monday, June 11 – Robb Field (Jim Howard Hall Meeting Room), 2525 Bacon St., 92107
Tuesday, June 12 – San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, 330 Park Blvd., 92101
Thursday, June 14 – Black Mountain Middle School (Multipurpose Center), 9353 Oviedo St., 92129
Monday, June 18 – Mid-City Gym, 4302 Landis St., 92105
Tuesday, June 19 – Skyline Hills Recreation Center, 8285 Skyline Drive, 92114
Wednesday, June 20 – Canyonside Recreation Center, 12350 Black Mountain Road, 92129
Thursday, June 21 – Standley Recreation Center, 3585 Governor Drive, 92122
Monday, June 25 – Golden Hill Recreation Center, 2600 Golf Course Drive, 92102
Wednesday, June 27 – Col. Irving Salomon San Ysidro Community Activity Center, 179 Diza Road, 92173

Residents may also provide input through an online survey available at A survey also was mailed to a random sampling of more than 13,000 residents, according to officials.

“The Parks Master Plan serves as a wonderful opportunity to take a comprehensive look at our existing park plans, green spaces and recreational facilities and identify needed resources and programming that effectively positions our park system for future generations,” said Herman Parker, director of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. “We look forward to hearing from the communities and stakeholders from around the City who will shape the new plan, conserve and protect our natural resources and help us achieve our mission to provide healthy, sustainable and enriching environments for all.”

The city of San Diego currently operates and maintains more than 40,000 acres of parkland.

Find more about the Parks Master Plan here.


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