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City Approves Contract to Build Alga Norte Community Park

Construction on the park is scheduled to begin in June and be completed in late 2013.

The Carlsbad City Council voted Tuesday night to award a $26 million contract to San Diego-based T.B. Penick & Sons Inc. to build , which will include:

  • A 56-meter “Olympic sized” competition pool with viewing bleachers
  • A 25-meter, 12-lane swim instruction pool
  • A 10 by 25 foot therapeutic pool with jets
  • A 22-foot diameter 6 inch deep kids pool
  • A “spray-ground” play area for young children
  • Three lighted softball/baseball fields
  • One lighted full basketball court and one half court
  • Batting cages and a concession stand at the ball fields
  • Picnic areas with barbecues
  • Playground with 100 percent universally accessible play equipment
  • An off-leash dog park divided into areas for larger and smaller dogs, including obstacle course-type play equipment 
  • A 18,500-square-foot lighted skate park that will include a "street course" section, an area with challenging elements for more skilled skateboarders and a beginners’ area

Construction is scheduled to begin in June and be completed in late 2013, said Chris Hazeltine, the city's parks and recreation director. The park will be located on a 32-acre site at the corner of Poinsettia Lane and Alicante Road, just east of El Camino Real, Hazeltine said.

The City Council also awarded a $743,600 contract for construction management to Kitchell and a $265,000 contract to Wimmer, Yamada and Caughey for design compliance. The budget for this phase of the park's design and construction is $40 million, Hazeltine said.

To see images of what the skate park will look like, go to: flickr.com/photos/cityofcarlsbad/7111274059/

–CNS contributed to this report

Cj Thompson May 05, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Yay! This is what we all need, adults, kids, and our pets :)

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