Accomplishment

Mini Parks in District 8

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As your Councilmember, I continue advocating for equitable, accessible, and high-quality parks for residents. That’s why I’m glad to inform you that in 2021 we completed the construction of two mini parks including, Gamma Street and J Street Mini Park. Island Ave mini park is still under construction and will be opening soon! These mini parks provide much needed green space and amenities in our communities. I will continue to fight for funding for more parks in District 8.

J Street Mini Park

This project provides for ADA improvements. The 11,835 square-foot mini park, known as J Street Mini Park, has undergone more than $1.5 million in renovations including new landscaping, irrigation and accessibility improvements.

J Street Mini Park Amenities

  • Children’s play structure
  • Safety surfacing
  • Path of travel
  • New security lighting
  • Picnic areas and benches
  • Fitness equipment
  • Drinking fountain

J Street Mini Park Funding

My office included funding requests for upgrades to the J Street Mini-Park in our Fiscal Year 2021 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) priority memo last year and I am delighted to see it come to fruition. Thank you to our diligent City workers for the efforts on upgrading this park.

The project was funded by the $1.3 million Community Development Block Grant as well as the Southeastern San Diego Urban Communities fund and EDCO Community Fund. Ramona Paving & Construction began construction of the project in August 2020.

Other Resources

  • Check out my video about J Street Mini park here and follow me on Facebook!
  • Check out Todd Gloria’s news release about J Street Mini Park here.
  • Check out these two news article about J Street Mini Park here and here.

Gamma Street Mini Park

This project provides for ADA improvements. This park is located at 4105 Gamma St.

Gamma Street Amenities

  • 2 children’s play area
  • A large play structure
  • ADA accessible swipe
  • Rope climbing circle
  • Associated path of travel
  • New security lighting
  • Picnic areas
  • Seating

Island Avenue Mini Park

This project provides for ADA improvements including upgrades to the children’s play area and associated path of travel, new security lighting, picnic areas and seating and will be opening soon!

Stay tuned for more updates!

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