Bub Williamson Park Upgrades

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This project will design and construct improvements to Bub Williamson Park, located at 530 Grapevine Road. The intent is to repurpose the existing, underutilized site with new amenities. Proposed improvements at this time include a new restroom building, dog park and children's play area. 

Dog Park

Public Outreach
Regular updates will be posted on social media and via the City's Vista Community Connections  e-newsletter (sign up to receive the e-newsletter).  

City Council Discussion December 12, 2017
The City Council reviewed the ideas gathered from the community design workshops held in November, prioritized them, and directed staff to incorporate the top elements into a conceptual design. After the design concept is created in early 2018, a community workshop will be held to provide residents the opportunity to review it.

Community Workshop Schedule (November 2017)
The City held two community workshops (November 4 and 16) for the public to provide input on the types of improvements the community would envision for Bub Williamson Park.

Conceptual designs were presented to the Parks & Recreation Commission in April, August and September 2016. The City Council reviewed and approved the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study report for the Bub Williamson Park Improvements project on February 14, 2017. The City Council agenda and supporting materials can be found online under City Council Meeting Agenda Minutes 2-14-17

The City Council voted to remove the concept of constructing a lighted soccer arena in the park designs on September 26, 2017. 

Amenities & Programming Elements
The park will include a number of proposed new facilities. The existing restroom will be remodeled to enhance access for patrons. The other major program elements include an off-leash dog park with separate areas for large and small dogs, and a children’s playground area.

Additionally, new drought tolerant landscaping, irrigation, signage, fencing and rehabilitation of the existing parking lo are proposed. The park facilities will be upgraded to meet current Americans with Disability Act standards and new sidewalks. Site furnishings would be upgraded throughout the park including picnic tables, benches and trash/recycling receptacles, bicycle racks, and drinking fountains.


City Manager’s Office
P: 760.639-6131
E: twinney@cityofvista.com

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