When will the park open?
- The park is currently on track to open at the end of 2013. Keep an eye on the city website for the exact date. A community celebration is planned for Jan 11, 2014.
Where is it?
- The 32-acre Alga Norte Community Park is on the corner of Poinsettia Lane and Alicante Road, just east of El Camino Real. View map.
What are the park's main features?
- Aquatic center with two pools and a warm water spa
- A sprayground for young children with a concession stand nearby
- Off-leash dog park with areas for large and small dogs and a dog training area
- A lighted skate park for beginner and experienced skateboarders
- A fully accessible playground with shade structures over the play equipment
- One lighted full basketball court and one half basketball court
- Three lighted multi-purpose ball fields with a concession stand
- Shaded picnic areas with barbeques
Tell me about the new aquatic center?
- A 25-yard, 12-lane, heated swim instruction pool for swimming lessons, water fitness classes and recreational swimming
- A 56-meter competition pool with viewing bleachers and a bulkhead for large swimming and diving competitions, two 1-meter and two 3-meter diving boards, and a large scoreboard/timeclock.
- A colorful sprayground for young children
- Swimming lessons offered year-round (for the first time by the city), including both group and individual, as well as pre-competitive programs and expanded safety training
- Pool rental for birthday parties and special events
- Fitness room
- Heated/air-conditioned main locker room/restrooms plus family style restrooms
- Concessions area
- Pools include energy-efficient LED underwater pool lighting and state of the art circulation, sanitation, filtration and heating systems
Tell me about the skate park
- Over 22,000 square feet in area with unique skating features
- Designed for a variety of skill levels
- A “street course” area and an advanced area with two large skate bowls
- Lighted and open until 10 p.m. daily
Tell me about the playground
- Univesal Play © play equipment for ages 2-5 and 5-12
- Shade over most of the play equipment and adjacent picnic areas
- A gazebo near the play area is available for rental
Tell me about the dog park
- Off-leash areas divided into areas for larger dogs, smaller dogs, and a training area
- Obstacle course-type play equipment area available for agility classes and dog birthday parties
- Three times the size of the city’s existing Ann D. L’Heureux Memorial Dog Park
How much will it cost to use the park?
The main park area, playground, skate park and dog park will be free and open to the public. Fees will be charged for the following:
- Swimming pool day use, lessons and annual passes
- Rental of picnic areas and pool areas for parties and other events
- Swim classes, skate clinics and camps
- Dog agility training classes and dog birthday parties
- Multi-purpose fields rental
The winter Community Services Guide will include fee information.
What is the cost to build the park?
The current estimated cost to build Phase I of the park (all of the items mentioned here) is $40 million. The project is scheduled to be completed on time and within budget.
Was there public input on the project?
The public has participated in the development of the park from the early planning stages, including City Council meetings, public workshops and Parks & Recreation Commission meetings. Since June 2002, there have been more than two dozen public meetings about the park.