Is there still time to have a say on the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan?

The City has not made any decisions about possible improvements to Coronado Cays Park, nor has it approved a master plan for the park. There is still time to participate in the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan project.

The City is currently working with a consultant to draft several alternatives for the public to consider. These alternatives will be based on feedback obtained through public workshops and online surveys conducted last year. The survey results were presented to the City Council in December. Two workshops attracted 136 people. Two online surveys were used to solicit public comment, one on use and amenities and one on visual preferences, with 458 surveys submitted for consideration.

Based on survey results, the public has indicated strong support for maintaining key park features such as the size of the existing dog run, the current parking capacity, natural grass at the park and the full basketball court. Although no final decision has been made, recommendations made to the City Council will most certainly reflect the desires of the community.

Coronado Cays Park is the City's largest park at about 15 acres and home to Coronado's most highly used joint-use sports fields. The grass playing surfaces have become uneven and show signs of stress and wear due to ever-increasing use. The irrigation system is aging and does not provide adequate coverage. The City is working to address these issues and, while doing so, wishes to consider possible changes to the amenities provided within the park to meet community and current user-group desires.

The City will continue to work with the consultant to develop improvement options for the park. This may be completed sometime in March. Two more public workshops are planned to present these options, possibly as early as April. Another online survey will be conducted to solicit additional feedback. After all the information-gathering is complete and recommendations finalized, a Cays Park Master Plan document will be presented to the City Council for consideration. It will be a public document available for review and comment.

Contrary to information being circulated in the community, proposed changes to Cays Park will in no way impact Coronado Cays Homeowners Association fees. Maintenance of the park and facilities is paid for by the City. Additionally, the City does not charge for the use of the fields or for the permits required to reserve them through the Recreation and Golf Services Department. The City does not receive any fees for tournament play, although staff monitors the events. The Public Services and Engineering Department's annual budget for maintaining Cays and Sunset parks, where City sports fields are found, is approximately $131,000. The Recreation and Golf Services Department spends about $10,000 a year to manage reservations, permitting and administrative processes.

Coronado-based organized youth activities have grown in both the total number of participants and the type of activities offered. Currently, there are more requests for field time than field inventory. The City is working on a field allocation policy to address the increases in sporting activities that will address field use, allocation, wear, volunteer/recreational programs versus paid programs, and league and tournament play.

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1. What is the plan for addressing sewage coming from Mexico? – EPA has planned several projects to address cross-border sewage.
2. What is the status of funding for the EPA’s plan? – $494 million committed, $130 million still needed.
3. Will the proposed projects result in more raw sewage being discharged to the Ocean? – No! EPA’s plan will improve the status quo.
4. Will EPA’s plan reduce sewage coming from the San Antonio de las Buenos treatment plant further south in Mexico? – Yes! By as much as 95%.
5. Was the Coronado Senior Association moved out of the John D. Spreckels Center to make room for the City’s Cultural Arts senior management analyst?
6. Since the Spreckels Center does not have the word “senior” anywhere on the facility, does the City have a true “senior center” that addresses the needs of those 50 and older?
7. Do I have to recycle my food waste now that EDCO has announced its new Organic Recycling Program?
8. Why does the City waste money watering the synthetic turf at the Lawn Bowling Green?
9. Does the City’s affordable housing provider San Diego Interfaith Housing treat tenants in an arbitrary, unpredictable, discriminatory fashion and evict people without cause?
10. Are the current asphalt repairs simply “make-work” and unnecessary?
11. Are there fresh water aquifers in Coronado that could be used for a supply of potable water?
12. Did the City of Newport Beach successfully challenge a state law, Senate Bill 2, that mandates a city's zoning codes accommodate emergency shelters and transitional housing?
13. Did the new traffic signal at Alameda Boulevard and Fourth Street cause a back-up of traffic east of the intersection on Wednesday, November 6?
14. Does refinancing the former redevelopment agency’s bonds and loans create more density in Coronado?
15. Does the City’s affordable housing provider San Diego Interfaith Housing treat tenants in an arbitrary, unpredictable, discriminatory fashion and evict people without cause?
16. How can the City leave the lights on at the Coronado Public Library overnight especially during the current heat wave and with potential rotating outages?
17. How does a City get selected to Dr. Beach’s Top 10 Best Beaches in America list?
18. Is it true that enterococci bacteria can be caused by decaying kelp and why doesn’t the City think the current advisory at Avenida del Sol is related to sewage impacts from the Tijuana River or Mexico
19. Is the City going to make changes at Coronado Cays Park?
20. Is the City not respecting its beautiful historic sidewalks?
21. Is the City trying to extend San Diego’s Lindbergh Field into Coronado?
22. Is the water quality being affected in South Beach and is Central Beach being tested for the Fourth of July?
23. Is there still time to have a say on the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan?
24. It has been reported in national news stories based on a local report that the City of Coronado’s beach was closed for several weeks. Is that true?
25. Questions have come up in the community about what uses are allowed in the City of Coronado’s R-1A residential zoning code. What are those uses?
26. The City has fire rings at North Beach that get very busy during the summer. What is the City’s fire ring policy? How does the City monitor behavior at the fire rings and is it enough?
27. What are the white cones along the Silver Strand State Highway?
28. Is the National Citizen Survey conducted by the National Research Center valid?
29. What is the current status of the Golf Course Water Recycling and Turf Care Facility project or the environmental review? How are the potential environmental impacts being addressed?
30. What role does the City have in the redevelopment of the Coramart building and has the City prevented its redevelopment?
31. What was the odor in Coronado on Easter Sunday?
32. Why are there two construction sites at Spreckels Park? And why is the site near Seventh only a concrete pad?
33. Why is the City ending its participation in the Rotary Santa program?
34. Why isn’t the City extending service to the Cays this year?
35. Why were two palms recently removed from the beach?
36. Why is the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp closed and when will it reopen?