San Diego updating park in Scripps Ranch


California Construction News staff writer

The City of San Diego has launched construction on the Jerabek Park improvements project in Scripps Ranch.

“High-quality parks are essential amenities in all neighborhoods, and these improvements to Jerabek Park exemplify our ongoing efforts to upgrade outdated parks and open new parks in communities that need them,” said Mayor Todd Gloria. “I’m grateful to Assemblymember Maienschein for securing $4 million in state funding – more than half the total construction cost – for this project.”

The $7.6 million project will provide the community with new amenities for people of all ages. Project contractor Whillock Contracting Inc. says work will last about 10 months.

Improvements – the first significant upgrades to Jerabek Park in nearly 30 years – include two children’s play areas, fitness equipment, a restroom and concession stand, a picnic shelter, sidewalks and bleachers that are accessible for all users, a resurfaced parking lot and other park furnishings. Construction is expected to be completed in the summer of 2024.

Jerabek Park was built in 1984 and included an amphitheater and a comfort station and concession building. A decade later, a kid’s playground was added to the park. Since 1994, the park has not received any significant renovations.

This park is one of 18 that are expected to be improved in fiscal year 2024, while three new parks are expected to be opened to the public.

“As an Assemblymember and former Councilmember who has represented Scripps Ranch, I’m thrilled to see the renovations to Jerabek Park are already underway,” said State Assemblymember Brian Maienschein. “The $4 million I secured for ADA improvements will make the park accessible to all residents in our community.”

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