The final phases of Civita Park are well under construction and scheduled for completion in early 2020. The section under construction includes two playgrounds, one for youngsters aged 2-5 and the other one for children aged 5-12. In addition to traditional play equipment, the playgrounds will include discovery opportunities, such as rock-climbing walls, rope bridges, swings and spinners.
Near the playgrounds there will be shaded picnic areas and restrooms.
The new addition to the park continues to celebrate the topography of Mission Valley and the site’s past as a sand and gravel quarry. A “Mining Relic Plaza” will feature a Caterpillar D8 bulldozer, large augers and other historic mining equipment.
Three interpretative gardens (succulent garden, winged garden and scent garden), a bocce court, and an event area for weddings and birthdays are also taking shape.
The park’s completion will be celebrated during the annual Arbor Day festivities, Friday, April 24.
Civita was acclaimed the “Best Urban Master-Planned Community of the Year” at the 2019 San Diego Building Industry Association Icon Awards recently. Civita is transforming a 70-year-old sand and gravel quarry into a vibrant community where residences, village retailers and businesses are interspersed with parklands, open space, pedestrian-friendly streets and walkways.
Civita has become a national example of sustainability, walkability and sophisticated architectural design. The residential neighborhoods at Civita have won approximately 50 local, regional and national honors.
The Civita Recreation Center, a sprawling 2.5-acre resort-style rec center with lagoon pool and lap pool, an expansive fitness center and several multi-use areas, was honored as the “Best Community Amenity” by the Icon Awards. The center was designed by Bassenian Lagoni Architects and Lifescapes International.
Civita was also honored for the “Best Overall Advertising/Marketing Campaign,” an award it has earned several times.