In 2016, the City purchased the property at 234 Pala Vista Drive, located along Civic Center Drive, north of Highway 78. The goal is to develop the space into a small community park to meet the community’s recreational needs and to provide a welcoming entryway into the city. The City has partnered with ASR Landscape Architecture to design the new park site. The project meets two City Council priority goals: Continue to decrease blight and improve the image of the city; and add additional park space.
The project is currently in the design phase.
PUBLIC OUTREACH Updated June 11, 2019
City Council Meeting, June 11, 2019 Agenda Packet
On June 11, 2019 City Council approved the 60% designs and preliminary budget for Pala Vista Park. City staff was asked to complete the design plans and return with bid documents.
Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting, April 22, 2019 Commission Minutes
City staff provided an update on the Pala Vista Park capital improvement project to the Parks & Recreation Commission.
- Informational Pop-Ups, March-April, 2019
Four informational “pop-ups” were schedule to share the proposed designs with the public.
- Parks & Recreation Commission, July 23, 2018 Commission Minutes
The park design and graphics of on-site amenities are listed below. The designs are reflective of the work residents and other members of the public have provided to staff to date.
- Park Site Plans
- Site Furnishings
- Playground Equipment
- Landscape Plantings (Large PDF file. Users should "fit to screen" view on their electronic device)
CONCEPTUAL PLANS, JULY 2018
The Design Team developed two conceptual plans based upon community/staff input:
- Conceptual Plan Option 1
Includes perimeter fencing, children’s playground/swings, passive green space, sidewalk improvements, shade trees, public art, drought tolerant landscaping, benches, water fountains, signage on the corner of Civic Center Drive.
- Conceptual Plan Option 2
Includes all of the amenities listed in Conceptual Plan Option 1, laid out in a different orientation. More square footage is devoted to passive green space and the children’s playground in this plan. Both plans underground the existing open drainage ditch located on Pala Vista Drive.
City Manager’s Office
Tony Winney, Assistant to the City Manager