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.
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. Design bids were submitted July 12, 2017. Staff will begin reviewing the submitted design proposals and will select a landscape architect in August, 2017, to design a new park for the site. Once an agreement with the landscape architect has been executed, the City will be holding two community design workshops with area residents to seek the community's feedback on the types of amenities they would like to see at the park.
The City will be conducting workshops with area residents to solicit feedback and ideas for the design of the park. Notices of future meetings will be posted on this webpage. Regular updates are also being posted through the City's social media channels and via the City's Vista Community Connections e-newsletter (sign up to receive the e-newsletter) and Vista News Center. Residents are encouraged to attend one of these future meetings or contact city staff directly to offer their feedback on the park design.
City Manager’s Office
Tony Winney, Assistant to the City Manager