Capital Improvements

 

Washington Park Skate Spot

Background

This project consists of two components, a 7,000 square foot skate spot and new parking lot located on the corner of Washington Avenue and Rose Street.  Three skate spot design workshops were held over several months. These provided the community with the opportunity to engage with the consultant and take part in the planning and design of the space. All were very well attended, with approximately 50 participants at each. The result of these workshops was a beautifully designed skate spot that represents the culture and character of our community.

The second component of this project is a new parking lot that will be located along Rose St. 30% plans were submitted in December 2019. After staff review, it was requested that the parking lot location, originally proposed for Washington Avenue, be redesigned and relocated off of Rose St. On May 1, 2020 revised 50% plans addressing staff’s concerns and comments were submitted for review.  Over the next two weeks, plans will be analyzed by the appropriate departments and comments will be sent back to the contractor. The entire project will be presented to the Planning Commission and the City Council Summer 2020. We anticipate construction of this project going out to bid late Fall 2020.  

Community Meetings and Feedback

Our first community meeting was held May 28, 2019 at the East Valley Community Center. More than 50 people showed up to provide feedback on the design, features, theme, and more.

Skate spot rendering resulting from community feedback

National Fitness Campaign

In the Fall of 2019 the City was selected by the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) as one of 200 locations nationwide to open the world’s best free outdoor gym — the Fitness Court®. The Fitness Court is an outdoor bodyweight circuit training system that provides a full-body workout to people of all ability levels. With 7 functional fitness zones, the Fitness Court can be used in thousands of ways. On top of that, we are thrilled to announce that we ave been designated the first Model City in the region, which means we will be installing five fitness courts throughout Escondido. Click Here for more detail!

 

 

 

Escondido Creek Trail

 

Escondido Creek Trail Logo

Starting in early 2010, residents brought forward a vision of the Escondido Creek as a linear park. The City engaged with the community to gather feedback which resulted in the following important planning documents: Revealing Escondido Creek vision plan and the Escondido Creek Trail Master Plan. Two top priorities that emerged were to complete the Missing Link bike path between Broadway and Centre City Parkway and to create safe mid-block crossings along the length of the Creek Trail. As funding has become available, these improvements have been prioritized. The Missing Link bike path was completed in 2019 and work on the mid-block crossings is underway as the result of receiving an Active Transportation Project Grant. 

Click the tabs below to learn about current efforts around the Escondido Creek Trail, past completed projects, and other related resources.

 

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