Cays Park Rehabilitation Master Plan

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Cays Park Master Plan Update

The City’s Parks and Recreation Committee held a meeting May 17 that included an update on plans to improve Coronado Cays Park, the largest City-owned park and joint-use sports fields. City staff provided Commissioners and the community with a summary of tasks completed on the project before the pandemic to develop a Coronado Cays Park Master Plan as well as efforts being developed to re-start the project. Many in the community provided input at the meeting. The City is aware that the Coronado Cays Homeowners Association is conducting an online survey to understand whether community opinions about the project have changed. The City plans to review the results and provide a project update to the Parks and Recreation Commission, along with recommendations from City staff on how to proceed. Any proposed concepts for an updated design will be prepared after receiving community input. The City embarked on a project two years ago to develop a master plan to help the City create a long-range vision that can be implemented over time. Two public workshops were held in October of 2019. Two surveys were taken, one designed to solicit information regarding each respondent’s current use of the park and desire for improvements and the other designed to gauge the aesthetic preferences of respondents. Survey results were presented to the City Council that December and are available for download here.


Background

Coronado Cays Park, the largest City-owned park and home to the most highly used joint-use sports fields, is showing signs of stress and wear due to increased use and insufficient irrigation coverage. To address these issues and due to the age of the Park, the City has embarked on a recapitalization project that will:

  • re-grade the park,
  • replace the sod and irrigation system,
  • renovate/replace the public restrooms, and
  • upgrade the playground to enhance its accessible features.

In planning for these needed improvements, the City is seeking public input for ideas and desires to enhance the Park’s design, layout and features to serve future generations of Coronado residents for the next 50 to 75 years.

Why Conduct A Master Plan?

A master plan presents a long-range vision that can be implemented over time. The associated public outreach will provide the City with a better understanding of the public’s desires, and a document that can be referred to over time to help ensure the long-range vision is implemented. Completing a master plan before the park is re-graded and the sod and irrigation system are replaced helps ensure that any park improvements could be implemented in the most efficient way possible.

Cays Park Master Plan Update

The City’s Parks and Recreation Committee held a meeting May 17 that included an update on plans to improve Coronado Cays Park, the largest City-owned park and joint-use sports fields. City staff provided Commissioners and the community with a summary of tasks completed on the project before the pandemic to develop a Coronado Cays Park Master Plan as well as efforts being developed to re-start the project. Many in the community provided input at the meeting. The City is aware that the Coronado Cays Homeowners Association is conducting an online survey to understand whether community opinions about the project have changed. The City plans to review the results and provide a project update to the Parks and Recreation Commission, along with recommendations from City staff on how to proceed. Any proposed concepts for an updated design will be prepared after receiving community input. The City embarked on a project two years ago to develop a master plan to help the City create a long-range vision that can be implemented over time. Two public workshops were held in October of 2019. Two surveys were taken, one designed to solicit information regarding each respondent’s current use of the park and desire for improvements and the other designed to gauge the aesthetic preferences of respondents. Survey results were presented to the City Council that December and are available for download here.


Background

Coronado Cays Park, the largest City-owned park and home to the most highly used joint-use sports fields, is showing signs of stress and wear due to increased use and insufficient irrigation coverage. To address these issues and due to the age of the Park, the City has embarked on a recapitalization project that will:

  • re-grade the park,
  • replace the sod and irrigation system,
  • renovate/replace the public restrooms, and
  • upgrade the playground to enhance its accessible features.

In planning for these needed improvements, the City is seeking public input for ideas and desires to enhance the Park’s design, layout and features to serve future generations of Coronado residents for the next 50 to 75 years.

Why Conduct A Master Plan?

A master plan presents a long-range vision that can be implemented over time. The associated public outreach will provide the City with a better understanding of the public’s desires, and a document that can be referred to over time to help ensure the long-range vision is implemented. Completing a master plan before the park is re-graded and the sod and irrigation system are replaced helps ensure that any park improvements could be implemented in the most efficient way possible.

  • Workshop - Comments Accepted Until Sept 23

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    The presentation made on September 9 at the City's workshop ("Consensus On Vision") is available for viewing by clicking on the link in the Videos section of this project webpage. The presentation itself is also available for download from the Documents section of the project webpage. Additional comments from the public are being received via email to jnewton@coronado.ca.us until Sept 23.


  • Reminder - Public Workshop; Live Stream Link

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    Today's public workshop at 6 p.m. in the Nautilus Room of the Coronado Community Center (1845 Strand Way) is also being streamed live on the internet; to watch please visit youtube.com/surfsupstudios.

    The workshop is being held to briefly summarize what City staff has heard from residents over the past 18 months and to obtain consensus regarding park design guidelines. Design guidelines that receive consensus will be used to develop design elements, including renderings of each, for the public’s consideration at a future workshop prior to the creation of a master plan. This workshop will be held in the Community Center’s largest meeting room to facilitate social distancing with windows and doors remaining open to support air flow and the meeting will be kept as brief as possible. Attendees will be required to wear masks. For more information contact Principal Engineer Jim Newton at 619-522-7313 or jnewton@coronado.ca.us.

  • Public Workshop - September 9

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    The City plans to hold a public workshop at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, in the Nautilus Room of the Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. The meeting will be livestreamed on the City's Facebook Page and will be rebroadcast on Coronado TV (Sprectrum Channel 19/AT&T U-verse 99) and uploaded to this page after the event. Link to the City of Coronado Facebook page

    The workshop is being held to briefly summarize what City staff has heard from residents over the past 18 months and to obtain consensus regarding park design guidelines. Design guidelines that receive consensus will be used to develop design elements, including renderings of each, for the public’s consideration at a future workshop prior to the creation of a master plan. This workshop will be held in the Community Center’s largest meeting room to facilitate social distancing with windows and doors remaining open to support air flow and the meeting will be kept as brief as possible. Attendees will be required to wear masks. For more information contact Principal Engineer Jim Newton at 619-522-7313 or jnewton@coronado.ca.us.

  • Project Status (as of 12/31/20)

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    Current Status

    Public workshops were held on October 16 and 19, 2019. Attendees were given a short presentation and an opportunity to ask questions before being asked to complete two surveys:

    1. Coronado Cays Park Use and Amenity Survey, designed to solicit information regarding each respondent’s current use of the park and desire for improvements; and
    2. Coronado Cays Park Visual Preference Study, designed to gauge the aesthetic preferences of respondents.

    Both surveys were also available online for a period of 30 days. The results of these surveys were presented to the City Council on Dec. 17, 2019, and are available for download on this project webpage.


    Next Steps

    The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily interrupted the City’s ability to conduct additional in-person public workshops. However, the public outreach and engagement process is being adapted to proceed online here at “Comment Coronado.”

    Based on the feedback already obtained via surveys, concept-level options for possible improvements to the park will be presented to the public for review and comment. These concepts will be made available here at Comment Coronado as well as a survey to provide your feedback and directions on how to submit questions.

    Check this website for future updates on the project or subscribe to Comment Coronado to be alerted to updates on this project.