Updated at 12:15 p.m. March 2, 2018
City officials on Thursday opened a set of new athletic fields in Mira Mesa just in time for the start of the neighborhood Little League’s opening day.
Fields at Mira Mesa Community Park, which include space for football, baseball, softball and other recreational activities, are part of a larger 11-acre improvement project slated for full construction in 2022.
Little League Mira Mesa will play her first game on the pitch on Saturday.
The new construction is part of Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s pledge to build or improve 50 parks in five years.
“We’re in the middle of the biggest park expansion effort in modern city history because I want every neighborhood resident, family and child to have a park where they can create memories that will last a lifetime. life, ”Faulconer said. “These new Mira Mesa ball fields are just the latest example of creating recreational opportunities that bring communities together and I look forward to many more park openings like this in the near future.”
Faulconer was joined by City Councilor Chris Cate at the dedication ceremony.
“Mira Mesa Community Park is the first park in District 6 that we have seen a major overhaul in over a decade,” said Cate. “Mira Mesa’s multi-million dollar community park project is a real reinvestment in our children, families and seniors. The park has served the heart of Mira Mesa for 41 years and will serve for generations to come.
When completed, the park will include an aquatic center, expanded recreation center, swimming pool, children’s play area, peripheral walking path, recreation areas, shade structures, safety lighting and a block. sanitary, according to the mayor’s office.
– City information service