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