Standard Pacific Park Site
The City of Encinitas, through its Park Master Plan has determined that it is a priority to design, permit and construct a passive use park at the Standard Pacific Park site. This 3.1 acre site is located in the southeast corner of the intersection of Piraeus Street and Olympus Street (APN 254-411-5400).
The Standard Pacific Park is designated as a neighborhood park. It is planned that the amenities at the park may include: walking paths, benches, picnic tables, playground equipment, sports court, exercise stations, drinking fountains, ramada shade structures, bike racks, trash/recycling containers, dog waste stations, and signage.
The total amount budgeted for design is $585,000. The total amount budgeted for the Standard Pacific park site is $2,720,000, which includes consultant studies, design and construction.
The City of Encinitas is in the planning phase for the development of the future park. Please check back to this webpage for project updates and scheduled workshops and meetings. You can also subscribe using the form below to receive updates and information from the City of Encinitas about the Standard Pacific Park Site project.
For additional project information, please contact City of Encinitas Park Operations Manager, Annette Saul at 760-633-2755 or [email protected]. Sign up to receive updates about the Standard Pacific Park Site project here.
Share your ideas for the Standard Pacific Park Site! - Public Workshop Dec 12
Join the City of Encinitas and RRM Design Group for a presentation about the park site, view park design concepts and share your ideas for its development into a neighborhood park.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 6:00pm
Capri Elementary School Auditorium
941 Capri Road, Encinitas CA 92024
Contact: Amanda Conahan, Project Manager
RRM Design Group
Project Steps Completed
Public Workshop 2 - November 14
On Tuesday November 14th from 6:00 to 7:30 at Capri Elementary, the park design team at RRM Design Group and the City of Encinitas gathered for a second public workshop to present two (2) conceptual design alternatives for the Standard Pacific Park Site. The meeting began with a PowerPoint presentation summarizing the previous community input gathered through stakeholder meetings, a public workshop that was held on October 10th, and a pop-up workshop that was held at the Leucadia Farmers Market on October 15th, and how that information was used to develop two (2) different park designs. The workshop attendees were walked through each design, and Alternative “A” and Alternative “B” were presented in detail. At the end of the presentation, the attendees were asked to rise from their seats to take a closer look at the park designs, which were exhibited on large boards in the multi-purpose room. The participants were encouraged to spend time analyzing the two (2) parks designs, discuss the designs with their fellow neighbors, and speak with the design team so that any questions could be addressed or clarification provided.
At the end of the workshop, participants were given an envelope with four (4) colored dots and engaged in a Preferred Plan and Priority Setting Dot Exercise. Each participant was given a blue dot to place on their preferred plan, as well as a red, green and yellow dot to place on top of amenities or features they most desired on either of the plans. The red dot was worth three (3) points and was labeled the “need it” dot. The green dot was worth two (2) points and was labeled the “want it” dot. The yellow dot was worth one (1) point and was labeled the “like it” dot. Once the Preferred Plan and Priority Setting Dot Exercise was completed, the meeting adjourned.
Pop-Up Workshop - October 15
In an effort to broaden the community outreach and get more exposure for the Standard Pacific Park project, City Staff and the Park Planning Consultant, RRM Design Group, hosted a pop-up style workshop on Sunday October 15th at the Leucadia Farmers Market. The team set up a booth exhibiting boards with inspirational park imagery and a list of the goals and amenities that were recorded from Workshop #1 held on October 10.
Attendees at the market visited the booth and were asked to place a dot on the board for the idea or image that meant the most to them. Some folks had additional ideas and comments for the park, which we recorded on the exhibit boards. Popular topics that were discussed included: adding an open-air amphitheater, natural and organic park with natural play, shade, a dog park, fitness equipment, bike pump track, bike racks, a bike repair station, a zip line, and public art. There were approximately 30-40 attendees that visited the booth.
Public Workshop 1 - October 10
On Tuesday, October 10th, City Staff and Park Planning Consultant, RRM Design Group, held the first community workshop to set the stage for the design process for the Standard Pacific Park Site. The workshop took place at Capri Elementary from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm with approximately 35-40 people in attendance.
A presentation was given at the beginning of the workshop to explain the project background, site location, site constraints and opportunities. Following the presentation, an open question-and-answer period was held to address any neighbor concerns, suggestions or comments. The group of approximately 35-40 attendees were dived into three smaller break-out groups, where RRM Design group and City Staff facilitated a brainstorming session to gather big ideas for the goals and objectives for the park design and discuss the type of amenities the community wanted to see in their park. The brainstorming session ideas were recorded on large boards, and at the end of the sessions, participants were given sticker dots to place on top of the comments and ideas that mattered most to them. Popular topics that were discussed included: provide a buffer for the adjacent neighbors, no restroom, add parking at the bottom of the site, dog park, shade, natural and organic park with natural play equipment, bike pump track, small sports courts, public art, etc.
At this time, the park design team and the City of Encinitas are working to analyze all of the data that was gathered during this second workshop, and are combining the community input to generate a single Preferred Plan. This plan will represent the most celebrated park amenities and features from Alternative “A” and Alternative “B”, and will take into consideration both the written and spoken comments at the workshop. This Preferred Plan will be presented at a third public workshop on December 12th at the same location: Capri Elementary at 6:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!