Expansion of the Calavera Hills Community Park is expected to begin in late February 2021. Located at the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and Glasgow Drive, the 1-acre site will include a covered picnic area, ornamental landscaping and a looped walkway with fitness/exercise equipment.
The park’s new improvements are expected to be complete and open to the public in Fall 2021.
When Calavera Hills Community Park was constructed, Fire Station 3 was originally proposed to be located on the lot at the southwest corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and Glasgow Drive. When Fire Station 3 was relocated in the Robertson Ranch community, the vacant lot became available for the construction of an entryway to Calavera Hills Community Park.
In 2013, the Parks & Recreation Department completed a community needs assessment and developed a comprehensive action plan. Public input was gathered via public meetings, an online survey and stakeholder interviews to determine what amenities were most important to the public for inclusion in the gateway. Family picnic areas, botanical or ornamental gardens, and playground equipment were three of the top seven amenities the community prioritized.
Staff used the feedback to create the concept design (shown below) for the project. The City Council approved funds for the design and construction of the park in June 2015.