Second workshop on June 15 on plans for La Mesa Park


The property had undergone an environmental cleanup in April 2000 and in December 2011 the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) signed off and closed the file. As part of its due diligence, the City of La Mesa hired an outside consultant to conduct a eenvironmental sit aassessment of the property to confirm that there were no remaining hazardous materials.

In July 2012, the site was purchased by the City for $650,000, during a fourone-year period using the Park Impact Fee which is designed to mitigate the impact of new development on municipalities, existing facilities and infrastructure for residential development.

The 2012 La Mesa City Park Master Plan identified a future park at Waite Drive and Murray Hill Road as an attractive option for a potential park site to partially address the city’s lack of neighborhood parks.

In recent years, the property has been used intermittently by municipal contractors and partner agencies for the laying of building materials.

In December 2021, the city received funding through the California State Department of Recreation’s Local Assistance Grant Program to create a master plan for the proposed park.

A community workshop was held in March 16 of this year via Zoom to provide information on the new park construction plan, present existing conditions and future opportunities, and gather feedback and priorities. The workshop was followed by a survey to gather additional information from the public (March 16 to April 11, 2022).

To see the visit of the workshop: youtube.be/y0ygt9VYbBE.

See the workshop presentation slides HERE

For more information visit: cityoflamesa.us/1693/New-Park-at-Waite-Driveor contact the City of La Mesa at (619) 667-1300 or [email protected]

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