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Cays Park Master Plan Update

Updated Sept. 29, 2022

At the Oct. 4, 2022 City Council Meeting, the City Council will consider the Cays Park Master Plan Consultant Services Request for Proposal as well as discuss and provide direction on possible programmatic alternatives that could be instituted in the short to mid-term to achieve the City Council-directed Master Plan options of: 1) maintaining 100% of the current active space; 2) maintaining 75% of current active space and 25% more passive space; and 3) maintaining 50% of current active space and 50% more passive space. To read the full agenda for the Oct. 4 meeting, click here.

Updated Sept. 9, 2022

At the Sept. 6, 2022 City Council Meeting, the City Council accepted staff’s recommendation to authorize the termination of the existing consultant contract with Van Dyke Landscape Architecture (VDLA).

Throughout the Master Plan process, public interest has been significant but grew substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the Master Plan process was restarted in 2021, the City found greater community engagement with a larger span of park users. Community feedback has significantly evolved since 2019, and the City has learned about new desires and priorities for Cays Park from community engagement.

Although the project reset may add months to a year to the Master Plan process, staff believes the community will be best served by restarting the Master Plan effort with a more specific scope of work and expectations for community engagement. Staff will structure a new public input process that could include new public surveys and workshops. Additionally, the Recreation and Golf Services Department will begin collecting field use data that may be used in the development of the Master Plan.

Over the next few months, staff will return to the City Council with a proposed Request for Proposals for a Cays Park Master Plan based on current understanding of the project and community expectations. Staff will also report on possible programmatic alternatives that could be implemented at the Council’s direction to better address requests for use of space in Cays Park.


Updated July 21, 2022

The City will move forward with a tennis court resurfacing project as well as other improvements at Coronado Cays Park. To better accommodate a variety of users, now and in the future, the City Council asked staff this week to make some immediate and long-term adjustments to provide pickleball players eight dedicated courts, maintain the existing basketball court, and add a tennis court with the Cays Park Master Plan process. The Council authorized staff to advertise for bid the resurfacing work for all 17-City-owned courts, including Glorietta Bay Tennis Center and the Library courts, and possibly the four high school courts if the Coronado Unified School District elects to participate financially in the contract. Specifically, the Council directed staff to do the following:

  • convert Coronado Cays Tennis Court 5 to pickleball-only courts;
  • maintain the existing full basketball court;
  • make Tennis Court 1 into pickleball-only courts;
  • add, as part of the Cays Park Master Plan project, a pickleball-only court close to Court 5 and turning Court 1 back into a tennis court; and
  • authorize the resurfacing work for bid.


Updated April 22, 2022

The City Council reviewed field use data and analysis of who is using Cays Parks fields and how much this week as work on the Cays Park Master Plan continues. Council directed staff and the consultants to develop three distinct and different Cays Park Master Plan alternatives:

  • one that maintains 100% of the open space area in the current park configuration;
  • a second one that maintains 75% of open space and explores up to 25% of other passive uses; and
  • a third one that is 50% active and 50% passive.

In December, the City Council agreed to restart the master planning effort to include development of three draft master plan alternatives and a transparent, comprehensive community outreach. The Council accepted a new schedule at its Jan. 18 meeting to complete the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan project. Originally begun in July 2019, the effort was halted from March 2020 through April 2021 due to the pandemic. The alternatives will be the subject of extensive community outreach to gather input once presented. The City will conduct two public workshops and an online survey available to all of Coronado. Based upon this feedback, a final Draft Master Plan will be developed and presented to the Coronado Cays Homeowners Association, the Parks and Recreation Commission and, finally, the City Council for approval. The City will provide regular updates on CommentCoronado.org and in the Weekly Update to notify the entire Coronado community of the process and provide information on how to stay up to date.


Updated Jan. 20, 2022

The City Council accepted a proposed schedule at its Jan. 18 meeting for the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan project, which is getting a restart. The City Council agreed in December to restart the master planning effort to include development of three draft master plan alternatives and a transparent, comprehensive community outreach.

Currently, the Master Plan consultant is reviewing Coronado's park usage history and developing best practices for the Council's consideration, likely at a City Council meeting in March. After receiving Council direction and using all of the feedback received since 2019, the consultant will develop three draft Master Plan alternatives. Those plans will be the subject of extensive community outreach to gather input.

The City will conduct two public workshops and an online survey available to all of Coronado. Based upon this feedback, a final Draft Master Plan will be developed and presented to the Coronado Cays Homeowners Association, the Parks and Recreation Commission and, finally, the City Council for approval in December.


Outreach

The restart of the project includes a robust public outreach campaign -- Restart, Review, Engage and Approve – which aligns with the Council-approved schedule to promote public awareness of the project. This will be accomplished using a combination of strategies and platforms, including press releases, social media posts, banners, news ads as well as print and video materials tied to upcoming public meetings and key project dates and deadlines.

The City will provide regular updates to the dedicated Cays Park Master Plan project page here on CommentCoronado.org and to a new dedicated section in the Weekly Update. Direct mailers to Cays community members and other regular project updates will be sent out to notify the entire Coronado community of the process and provide information on how to stay up to date.

Stay tuned for public engagement events coming soon and sign up for updates at upper right.




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

Updated Sept. 29, 2022

At the Oct. 4, 2022 City Council Meeting, the City Council will consider the Cays Park Master Plan Consultant Services Request for Proposal as well as discuss and provide direction on possible programmatic alternatives that could be instituted in the short to mid-term to achieve the City Council-directed Master Plan options of: 1) maintaining 100% of the current active space; 2) maintaining 75% of current active space and 25% more passive space; and 3) maintaining 50% of current active space and 50% more passive space. To read the full agenda for the Oct. 4 meeting, click here.

Updated Sept. 9, 2022

At the Sept. 6, 2022 City Council Meeting, the City Council accepted staff’s recommendation to authorize the termination of the existing consultant contract with Van Dyke Landscape Architecture (VDLA).

Throughout the Master Plan process, public interest has been significant but grew substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the Master Plan process was restarted in 2021, the City found greater community engagement with a larger span of park users. Community feedback has significantly evolved since 2019, and the City has learned about new desires and priorities for Cays Park from community engagement.

Although the project reset may add months to a year to the Master Plan process, staff believes the community will be best served by restarting the Master Plan effort with a more specific scope of work and expectations for community engagement. Staff will structure a new public input process that could include new public surveys and workshops. Additionally, the Recreation and Golf Services Department will begin collecting field use data that may be used in the development of the Master Plan.

Over the next few months, staff will return to the City Council with a proposed Request for Proposals for a Cays Park Master Plan based on current understanding of the project and community expectations. Staff will also report on possible programmatic alternatives that could be implemented at the Council’s direction to better address requests for use of space in Cays Park.


Updated July 21, 2022

The City will move forward with a tennis court resurfacing project as well as other improvements at Coronado Cays Park. To better accommodate a variety of users, now and in the future, the City Council asked staff this week to make some immediate and long-term adjustments to provide pickleball players eight dedicated courts, maintain the existing basketball court, and add a tennis court with the Cays Park Master Plan process. The Council authorized staff to advertise for bid the resurfacing work for all 17-City-owned courts, including Glorietta Bay Tennis Center and the Library courts, and possibly the four high school courts if the Coronado Unified School District elects to participate financially in the contract. Specifically, the Council directed staff to do the following:

  • convert Coronado Cays Tennis Court 5 to pickleball-only courts;
  • maintain the existing full basketball court;
  • make Tennis Court 1 into pickleball-only courts;
  • add, as part of the Cays Park Master Plan project, a pickleball-only court close to Court 5 and turning Court 1 back into a tennis court; and
  • authorize the resurfacing work for bid.


Updated April 22, 2022

The City Council reviewed field use data and analysis of who is using Cays Parks fields and how much this week as work on the Cays Park Master Plan continues. Council directed staff and the consultants to develop three distinct and different Cays Park Master Plan alternatives:

  • one that maintains 100% of the open space area in the current park configuration;
  • a second one that maintains 75% of open space and explores up to 25% of other passive uses; and
  • a third one that is 50% active and 50% passive.

In December, the City Council agreed to restart the master planning effort to include development of three draft master plan alternatives and a transparent, comprehensive community outreach. The Council accepted a new schedule at its Jan. 18 meeting to complete the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan project. Originally begun in July 2019, the effort was halted from March 2020 through April 2021 due to the pandemic. The alternatives will be the subject of extensive community outreach to gather input once presented. The City will conduct two public workshops and an online survey available to all of Coronado. Based upon this feedback, a final Draft Master Plan will be developed and presented to the Coronado Cays Homeowners Association, the Parks and Recreation Commission and, finally, the City Council for approval. The City will provide regular updates on CommentCoronado.org and in the Weekly Update to notify the entire Coronado community of the process and provide information on how to stay up to date.


Updated Jan. 20, 2022

The City Council accepted a proposed schedule at its Jan. 18 meeting for the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan project, which is getting a restart. The City Council agreed in December to restart the master planning effort to include development of three draft master plan alternatives and a transparent, comprehensive community outreach.

Currently, the Master Plan consultant is reviewing Coronado's park usage history and developing best practices for the Council's consideration, likely at a City Council meeting in March. After receiving Council direction and using all of the feedback received since 2019, the consultant will develop three draft Master Plan alternatives. Those plans will be the subject of extensive community outreach to gather input.

The City will conduct two public workshops and an online survey available to all of Coronado. Based upon this feedback, a final Draft Master Plan will be developed and presented to the Coronado Cays Homeowners Association, the Parks and Recreation Commission and, finally, the City Council for approval in December.


Outreach

The restart of the project includes a robust public outreach campaign -- Restart, Review, Engage and Approve – which aligns with the Council-approved schedule to promote public awareness of the project. This will be accomplished using a combination of strategies and platforms, including press releases, social media posts, banners, news ads as well as print and video materials tied to upcoming public meetings and key project dates and deadlines.

The City will provide regular updates to the dedicated Cays Park Master Plan project page here on CommentCoronado.org and to a new dedicated section in the Weekly Update. Direct mailers to Cays community members and other regular project updates will be sent out to notify the entire Coronado community of the process and provide information on how to stay up to date.

Stay tuned for public engagement events coming soon and sign up for updates at upper right.




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.

  • Council Approves Schedule for Cays Park Master Plan - 1/18/22

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    On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 the City Council considered and approved the schedule for the Cays Park Master Plan project. View the agenda and meeting video here

    The approved schedule is below. The next step is #3: a report to the Council on field use.

    Next Steps Schedule
    1) Review all data/public feedback obtained to date including all emails and resident-initiated survey results.
    December 2021 – January 2022

    2) Review the following documents related to field use:

    a. City’s Athletic Field Use and Allocation Policy;

    b. Field use data (includes post-COVID data for April 2020- December 2021);

    c. Recurring Permitted Use Group Information;

    d. Field Rest Calendar;

    e. Port MOU – Tidelands Park Field Usage and Maintenance Agreement

    f. Field Use Reservation Applications For January-June 2022 Period

    December 2021 – January 2022
    3) COUNCIL REQUEST: Report to Council on field use and receive direction as needed.
    February 2022 – March 2022
    *step 3 completed before step 4 begins
    4) Develop three (3) feasible draft master plan alternatives and cost estimates for the park. Alternatives will be heavily supported with renderings/graphics (up to 17 renderings and 3 cross-sections). post Step 3 – April 2022
    5) Hold two (2) public workshops to present draft master plan alternatives.
    May 2022
    6) Issue on-line survey (open for approx. 4 weeks) to solicit feedback on draft master plan alternatives.
    May 2022
    7) Present on-line survey results to Parks and Recreation Commission
    July 2022
    8) Develop final draft concept for Master Plan and cost estimates
    July 2022 – September 2022

    9) Draft Master Plan Presentations to:

    i. Coronado Cays HOA
    ii. Parks and Recreation Commission
    iii. City Council

    October 2022 – November 2022

    October 2022 – November 2022

    November 2022 – December 2022


  • Council Meeting - 1/18/22

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    On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, the City Council will consider the timeline for the Cays Park Master Plan process. The meeting agenda can be found here, starting on page 116.

    Information on providing public comment can be found here.

    Thank you - Dominique

  • Parks and Recreation Commission Update - 1/10/22

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    Staff provided an update to the Parks and Recreation Commission on the actions of the Council at the December 7, 2021 meeting. Watch the meeting here

  • Council Update - 12/7/21

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    City staff will be providing the City Council with a status update regarding master plan efforts at their regularly scheduled meeting on December 7, 2021. The staff report for this item is available for review as part of the agenda package for the meeting (Item 10e) and can be obtained via the City's website and/or by clicking here.

  • 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.

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