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Civita Park Set to Open Next Year

September 13, 2016

Construction has passed the midway point for the initial phases of Civita Park and a variety of amenities are starting to become identifiable, such as the amphitheater and large trellis structures.

Phase I is planned to include a large central plaza with rose gardens, a military tribute with a 100-foot- tall flagpole, an outdoor amphitheater with grass seating and a recirculating interactive water feature and a game area with chess, ping pong and other activities. Other areas now under construction in Phase I will feature a large open field, two basketball half courts and a community garden. There will also be a tree-lined promenade.

The park’s Phase IV, which is also under construction, is located at the top of Civita near the summit of Via Alta. This phase, which will also be accessible to pedestrians from Serra Mesa, is planned to include passive parkland and a dog park for large and small dogs. This portion of the park will be connected to the southern portion by a landscaped path.

Once the park is constructed, the City of San Diego Parks & Recreation Department will then decide when landscaping is mature enough to open the park.

Future phases of Civita Park will include separate children’s play areas for toddlers and youngsters, a plaza that will showcase equipment from the site’s mining past, a tree-shaded picnic grove and interpretive gardens crisscrossed with trails, scenic lookouts and restrooms.