Construction of the Phase III improvements for Poinsettia Community Park began in early August 2018. The park will remain open during construction, however access to the areas where construction will occur, including portions of the parking lots, will be restricted. Work is expected to be complete in summer 2019.
Please use caution when visiting the park – especially during construction hours from 7 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Patrons with questions about the construction project should call Parks & Recreation Administration at 760-434-2826 or email email@example.com.
The city is currently making improvements identified in the master plan update for this park, based on community input and a comprehensive needs assessment. The plans/specifications for Poinsettia Community Park improvements were recommended for approval by the Parks & Recreation Commission on Sept. 19, 2016. The project was re-advertised for bids on Feb. 2, 2017. Bids were received on Mar. 21, 2017. On Sept. 12, 2017, the City Council rejected all bids received for the project.
In Nov. 2017, city staff requested community input on a possible location of a dog park at Poinsettia Community Park. An alternate location became available just to the south of the main entrance from Hidden Valley Road, where a multigenerational community center was previously proposed. Park users and neighbors provided input through an online survey, emails, social media and temporary on-site information centers. City staff completed review of the community's input on this topic, and found it to be overwhelmingly supportive of a dog park at the alternate location. On February 13, 2018 the City Council approved staff's recommendation to pursue plans to place the dog park at the alternate location.
At the same meeting, the City Council approved the revised plans/specifications (aside from the dog park), and authorized staff to advertise for bids on the remaining planned improvements to both Aviara and Poinsettia Community Parks. Bids were received on April 24, 2018 and the City Council awarded the construction contract on June 26, 2018.