This project is a capital improvement project to design and construct improvements to Pala Vista Park, located at 234 Pala Vista Drive. Currently, there are no existing amenities at the park. The goal is to design a park to help meet the community’s recreational needs and also provide a welcoming entry way into the city along one of its major travel corridors.
In late 2016, the City purchased three prominent parcels at the intersection of Civic Center Drive and Pala Vista Drive for future redevelopment of a City park. The City’s FY 2017/18 Capital Improvement budget included $750,000 for the design and development of Pala Vista Park.
The property was purchased in November, 2016 with the intention of developing a local pocket park and to serve as a visual entrance into the city of Vista. The existing, old, deteriorated buildings on the property were demolished and the space was cleaned up with the itent to develop the property into a park. This undertaking meets two of the City Council’s top priority 2016-18 goals, (1) continue to decrease blight and improve the image of the city and (2) add additional park space.
This project is currently in the design phase. A Request for Proposals was issued in June, 2017 to solicit bids for design services from interested consultants and design bids were submitted July 12, 2017. The City has partnered with ASR Landscape Architecture to design a new park for the site.
Public Outreach - March 2018 Workshops
The City is conducting workshops with area residents and other interested persons to solicit feedback and ideas for the design of the park. Public workshops are scheduled for March 15 and March 24 at the Vista Civic Center (traducción en Español disponible). Public participation is important to improving the property and residents are encouraged to attend one of the workshops or contact city staff to offer feedback on the park design. The content at both meetings will be the same.
March 24, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Location: City of Vista Civic Center, Morris B. Vance Community Room, 200 Civic Center Drive
City Manager’s Office
Tony Winney, Assistant to the City Manager