On Dec. 4, 2018, the city of Santee will begin construction of a $10-million renovation of the Mast Park. According to the city, the park will remain be closed until the project is completed in late 2019.
Outdated amenities within the park –the restroom, shade pavilion, basketball court and playground – will be replaced with modern facilities. New landscaping will feature a mix of drought-tolerant native plants, dry creek beds and other hardscape reminiscent of a botanical garden.
The remodeled park will have a lighted loop trail, and an additional parking will be tucked away in the northwest corner of the park. New play areas for children will include a traditional playground structure along with a nature play area with tree trunks for kids to climb on and get their hands dirty.
The existing dog park will be reconfigured with three sections, one dedicated for puppies, another for small dogs and a third for big dogs.
A concession stand with picnic tables will be placed between the dog park and a redone disc golf course.