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Alga Norte Park On Schedule for End of Year Opening

The park will feature a 56-meter competition pool, a 25-yard instructional pool, a “spray ground” for small children, a playground, skate park, dog park, one natural and two synthetic turf ball fields, one full basketball court and one half court.

Construction of Alga Norte Community Park, the 32-acre park on the northwest corner of Poinsettia Lane and Alicante Road, is well past the halfway mark, with many of the future park’s main features beginning to take shape.

Construction began last June, and the park is on schedule to open at the end of this year. According to City of Carlsbad Civic Projects Manager Patrick McGarry, much of the early work focused on installing utilities, water, sewer and storm drain systems.  With most of those systems in place, construction is shifting to features passersby will start to recognize as pools, a skate park, ball fields and playground area. 

The aquatic center is one of the park’s most-anticipated features. “This new park will take the city’s aquatics programs to an entirely new level, unique in the county,” said Carl Pope, the City of Carlsbad’s aquatics supervisor.  “With two pools, we will have much more flexibility in offering programs for lap swimmers, swimming lessons, competitions, and even water aerobics and swimming camps for kids.  Because it’s a city-run facility, our programs will be geared toward all ages and interests and priced to encourage maximum participation.”

Other programs in the works for the new park include dog training and agility classes at the dog park, and skate board classes and camps at the new skate park. 

For a list of the park’s major features and progress to date click here.

–City of Carlsbad

M Clark May 06, 2013 at 02:24 PM
This is great! I'm wondering why other park projects have not been completed such as Poinsettia Park. Does it make sense to not complete one park project and start on another. Build-out on Poinsettia was promised to be complete about 5 years after its start. That would have been about 2006. Has anyone looked at the calendar lately? It looks like it about 6-7 years pass due.
Sharilyn Schultz May 06, 2013 at 03:37 PM
I agree regarding Poinsettia Park. We desperately need an updated, larger playground (with swings!). Please!!!! This park serves so many families. There is no good reason why the play structure is so small and outdated.
Andrea Bearden-Kuhns May 06, 2013 at 04:17 PM
We were looking forward to this park, unfortunately our dog hates skateboarding noise and will really bark and tug each time he hears those racks. We are not sure why, but if the boards have those quiet wheels, he doesn't make a peep. Go figure.
16YearsNow May 06, 2013 at 10:14 PM
This will be a welcome addition to a town that is already pretty nice to live in!

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