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Help guide the development of parks and recreation in Mission Valley. Tell us what you think about options for trails, open spaces, recreation facilities and green connections.

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Allocate the 20 dots provided to each of the park types described above to prioritize the Parks and Recreation facilities you most would like to see in your community. You may allocate as little as zero to as many of 20 dots to the nine categories, for a total of 20.

Response Percent Response Count
Major Park 23.6% 331
Community Park 13.9% 195
Neighborhood Park 16.6% 232
Mini Park 9.1% 127
Pocket Park/Plazas 8.1% 114
Special Activity Parks 10.0% 140
Recreation Center 7.9% 111
Aquatics Complex 7.1% 99

Do you think there is potential for additional parks on other private or public sites?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 53.5% 38
No 5.6% 4
Don't Know / Unsure 40.8% 29

Where should other parks be located?

Answered
37
Skipped
35

The City of San Diego Water Department owns a 3.87 acre property along Camino Del Rio North adjacent to Dave and Buster’s (see map below) that may have park potential. Would you be interested in a park at this location?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 80.3% 57
No 18.3% 13
No Opinion 1.4% 1

If you are interested in a park on this site, what uses would you like to see? Select your top five.

Response Percent Response Count
Amphitheater 17.2% 11
Barbecue Pits 15.6% 10
Multi-purpose Courts 18.8% 12
Community Garden 34.4% 22
Dog Park 42.2% 27
Open Space/Trails 57.8% 37
Picnic Areas 43.8% 28
Multi-purpose Fields 25.0% 16
Children's Play Areas 42.2% 27
Skate Park 15.6% 10
Soccer Fields 9.4% 6
Tennis Courts 14.1% 9
Walking Track 35.9% 23
Other 18.8% 12

If the 6.73 acre United States Post Office Property off of Camino Del Rio North (see map below) were to become available, it may have park potential. Would you be interested in a park at this location?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 91.2% 62
No 4.4% 3
No Opinion 4.4% 3

If you are interested in a park on this site, what uses would you like to see? Select your top five.

Response Percent Response Count
Amphitheater 20.9% 14
Barbecue Pits 13.4% 9
Multi-purpose Courts 22.4% 15
Community Garden 37.3% 25
Dog Park 44.8% 30
Open Space/Trails 62.7% 42
Picnic Areas 32.8% 22
Multi-purpose Fields 26.9% 18
Playground 35.8% 24
Skate Park 13.4% 9
Soccer Fields 3.0% 2
Tennis Courts 11.9% 8
Walking Track 37.3% 25
Other 14.9% 10

What amenities would you like to see in parks in Mission Valley? Rank each amenity from most preferable to least preferable for Mission Valley.

Average priorities over 72 responses
  1. Trees

    Trees
  2. Shade Structures

    Shade Structures
  3. Restrooms

    Restrooms
  4. Trash and Recycling Bins

    Trash and Recycling Bins
  5. Lighting

    Lighting
  6. Benches

    Benches
  7. Play Structures

    Play Structures
  8. Drinking Fountains

    Drinking Fountains
  9. Turf Areas

    Turf Areas
  10. Interpretive Signage

    Interpretive Signage

Noting the sections labeled A through T in the map above, in which of these areas would you most like to see a NEW AQUATIC COMPLEX located within Mission Valley if funding were to become available?

Response Percent Response Count
A 6.3% 4
B 3.2% 2
C 12.7% 8
D 4.8% 3
E 3.2% 2
F 1.6% 1
G 1.6% 1
J 1.6% 1
K 1.6% 1
L 14.3% 9
M 3.2% 2
N 4.8% 3
O 1.6% 1
P 6.3% 4
R 23.8% 15
S 6.3% 4
T 3.2% 2

Noting the sections labeled A through T in the map above, in which of these areas would you most like to see up to TWO NEW RECREATION CENTERS located within Mission Valley if funding were to become available?

Response Percent Response Count
A 9.1% 6
B 10.6% 7
C 19.7% 13
D 3.0% 2
E 4.5% 3
F 1.5% 1
G 7.6% 5
H 1.5% 1
I 4.5% 3
J 4.5% 3
K 7.6% 5
L 18.2% 12
M 7.6% 5
N 6.1% 4
O 6.1% 4
P 7.6% 5
Q 3.0% 2
R 31.8% 21
S 16.7% 11
T 13.6% 9

Rank each park type from most preferable to least preferable for Mission Valley. (Click on each option for more information.)

Average priorities over 72 responses
  1. Trails – A path of travel for pedestrians and bicyclists outside the improved public street rights-of-way and population-based parks. Trails may link developed parks and open space. 

    Trails
  2. Joint Use Facilities occur on non-City-owned or City-owned property with a primary use that is not parkland. The facility and its partners mutually benefit from the use of the land or facility for shared recreational purposes.

    Joint Use Facilities
  3. Portion of Resource Based Park – Consistent with applicable resource-based park master plans (e.g., Mission Bay Park Master Plan) and typically contiguous to the community.

    Portion of Resource Based Park
  4. Non-Traditional Park Sites/Rooftop Parks – Parks located on top of a built structure(s), such as parking garages, private public buildings, decking highways and roadways, covering reservoirs, or subterranean structures, such as water storage facilities. 

    Non-Traditional Park Sites/Rooftop Parks
  5. Privately Owned Park Sites – Private property used for Public Park and recreational uses.

    Privately Owned Park Sites

Where would you like to see additional trail connections/trailheads? Refer to the map above and select your top three locations.

Response Percent Response Count
A. From Mission Valley to Mission Hills 55.4% 36
B. From Mission Valley to Hillcrest in Dove Canyon 32.3% 21
C. From Mission Valley to Hillcrest near Bachman Place 40.0% 26
D. Within Buchanon Canyon 18.5% 12
E. From Mission Valley to University Heights 43.1% 28
F. From Mission Valley to Serra Mesa through Ruffin Canyon 35.4% 23
G. From Mission Valley to Serra Mesa through Sandrock Canyon 27.7% 18

Would you be interested in additional opportunities to connect Mission Valley to surrounding communities via hiking trails?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 81.9% 59
No 6.9% 5
No Opinion 11.1% 8

Would steep slopes deter or encourage you to use hiking trails?

Response Percent Response Count
Deter 12.5% 9
Encourage 20.8% 15
Depends on How Steep 62.5% 45
No Opinion 4.2% 3
Leesie Van Roon outside Mission Valley Boundary
September 13, 2016, 12:39 PM
  • Allocate the 20 dots provided to each of the park types described above to prioritize the Parks and Recreation facilities you most would like to see in your community. You may allocate as little as zero to as many of 20 dots to the nine categories, for a total of 20.
    • Major Park (8)
    • Community Park (5)
    • Neighborhood Park (5)
    • Special Activity Parks (2)
  • Do you think there is potential for additional parks on other private or public sites?
    • Yes
  • Where should other parks be located?
    • The River Walk development should be required to make more park space.
  • The City of San Diego Water Department owns a 3.87 acre property along Camino Del Rio North adjacent to Dave and Buster’s (see map below) that may have park potential. Would you be interested in a park at this location?
    • Yes
  • If you are interested in a park on this site, what uses would you like to see? Select your top five.
    • Amphitheater
    • Multi-purpose Courts
    • Dog Park
    • Multi-purpose Fields
    • Soccer Fields
  • If the 6.73 acre United States Post Office Property off of Camino Del Rio North (see map below) were to become available, it may have park potential. Would you be interested in a park at this location?
    • Yes
  • If you are interested in a park on this site, what uses would you like to see? Select your top five.
    • Amphitheater
    • Picnic Areas
    • Walking Track
  • What amenities would you like to see in parks in Mission Valley? Rank each amenity from most preferable to least preferable for Mission Valley.
    1. Trees

      Trees
    2. Turf Areas

      Turf Areas
    3. Lighting

      Lighting
    4. Benches

      Benches
    5. Trash and Recycling Bins

      Trash and Recycling Bins
    6. Restrooms

      Restrooms
    7. Drinking Fountains

      Drinking Fountains
    8. Play Structures

      Play Structures
    9. Shade Structures

      Shade Structures
    10. Interpretive Signage

      Interpretive Signage
  • Noting the sections labeled A through T in the map above, in which of these areas would you most like to see a NEW AQUATIC COMPLEX located within Mission Valley if funding were to become available?
    • P
  • Noting the sections labeled A through T in the map above, in which of these areas would you most like to see up to TWO NEW RECREATION CENTERS located within Mission Valley if funding were to become available?
    • E
    • S
  • Rank each park type from most preferable to least preferable for Mission Valley. (Click on each option for more information.)
    1. Non-Traditional Park Sites/Rooftop Parks – Parks located on top of a built structure(s), such as parking garages, private public buildings, decking highways and roadways, covering reservoirs, or subterranean structures, such as water storage facilities. 

      Non-Traditional Park Sites/Rooftop Parks
    2. Privately Owned Park Sites – Private property used for Public Park and recreational uses.

      Privately Owned Park Sites
    3. Joint Use Facilities occur on non-City-owned or City-owned property with a primary use that is not parkland. The facility and its partners mutually benefit from the use of the land or facility for shared recreational purposes.

      Joint Use Facilities
    4. Portion of Resource Based Park – Consistent with applicable resource-based park master plans (e.g., Mission Bay Park Master Plan) and typically contiguous to the community.

      Portion of Resource Based Park
    5. Trails – A path of travel for pedestrians and bicyclists outside the improved public street rights-of-way and population-based parks. Trails may link developed parks and open space. 

      Trails
  • Where would you like to see additional trail connections/trailheads? Refer to the map above and select your top three locations.
    • E. From Mission Valley to University Heights
    • F. From Mission Valley to Serra Mesa through Ruffin Canyon
    • G. From Mission Valley to Serra Mesa through Sandrock Canyon
  • Would you be interested in additional opportunities to connect Mission Valley to surrounding communities via hiking trails?
    • No
  • Would steep slopes deter or encourage you to use hiking trails?
    • Deter
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The City provides park and recreation facilities in several forms. First review the below park and recreation facility types and then prioritize each type in the activity that follows.

Major Park  - 20 acres minimum size; serves multiple community plan areas and may include large sports complex, multi-purpose fields or courts, large children/adult play areas, amphitheaters, large recreation centers, and aquatic complexes; and could include skate parks, community gardens, and off-leash dog areas

 


Community Park - 13 acres minimum size and may include children's play areas, passive turf areas, benches, walkways, and restrooms

community park image 1 community park image 2


Neighborhood Park  - 3-13 acres and may include children's play areas, passive turf areas, benches, walkways, and restrooms

neighborhood park image 1 neighborhood park image 2


Mini Park - One to three acres and may include individual picnic areas, small multi-purpose courts, passive turf areas, walkways, and landscaping

 mini park


Pocket Park/Plazas - Less than one acre primarily paved areas that may include picnic tables, benches, walkways, and landscape

pocket park image 1 


Special Activity Parks - Serves one or more communities and includes activities such as skateboard parks, dog parks, tennis complex, soccer/roller hockey arena, senior center, or teen center

 special activity park image


Recreation Center - Serves one or more communities and may include gymnasium, indoor courts, multi-purpose rooms, kitchen, and other community-serving facilities

 


Aquatics Complex - Serves one or more communities and may include a 25 meter by 25 yard swimming pool, specialized pools for children, or therapeutic pools and support facilities including locker rooms and showers

 




Major Park

Community Park

Neighborhood Park

Mini Park

Pocket Park/Plazas

Special Activity Parks

Recreation Center

Aquatics Complex

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