Nathan Fletcher, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Nora Vargas, Vice President, students from Mt. Miguel, the Transitional Adult School, park staff and eager visitors celebrated the opening of Ildica County Park on Friday in Spring Valley.
The county’s newest, approximately half-acre park was created to give Spring Valley families and residents a new space to play, grow things in their community garden, exercise, get to know others and enjoy nature. Spring Valley residents helped design the new park by prioritizing the features they wanted it to have through meetings and research in the county.
Some of the features of Ildica include 22 newly planted native trees, oaks and plane trees. native drought-resistant landscaping fed by a water-saving irrigation system. a walking path; lighting; and a community garden with 20 gardening plots. It also includes a fitness center. a covered picnic area and a covered play area with an Earth-friendly permeable play surface that will allow rain to penetrate naturally, instead of running or pooling.
Fletcher, Vargas and park rangers made a formal ribbon cut to open the park, followed by a gardening presentation by adult high school students and a walking tour of the park.
“One thing we have seen in recent years is the importance of our local and regional parks,” Fletcher said. “We want to create more opportunities for San Diegans to spend time outside. to stand in the sun and breathe fresh air. “There is an immediate physical reaction, but nature also helps us to concentrate and find peace.”
Vargas added, “Places like this unite people of all ages, interests and backgrounds,” Vargas said. “They strengthen the community and promote relationships. “Most importantly, they eliminate barriers for underprivileged populations by providing free access to quality recreation.”
Ildica County Park is located on the corner of Ildica Street and Sweetwater Road and will be open to the public seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. The park has four parking spaces, one of which is for the disabled.
For more information on county parks, go to their website at sdparks.org.
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