San Diego (KGTV) – Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer Friday announced the expansion of his successful “Play All Day” initiative, a pledge to break ground on or upgrade 50 parks in five years, by adding an additional 15 parks to neighborhoods across the city.
The program was initially proposed during Mayor Kevin Faulconer's 2016 State of the City address and the initiative is a partnership between the City of San Diego and the San Diego Unified School District, designed to maximize public resources and increase the amount of city park space, especially in urban communities.
The parks are used by the school system during the day and remain open to the community after school hours.
“All San Diegans deserve a quality park in their community, no matter where they live,” Mayor Faulconer said. “By expanding our investment in neighborhood parks, we are improving the quality of life of families and children across the city.”
Under the expanded program, new joint-use facilities will offer a natural turf multi-purpose field, a walking track, and trees.
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According to the city of San Diego, “Play All Day” projects are funded through Propositions S and Z, bond measures for capital improvement projects to repair, renovate and revitalize school sites.
SDUSD uses a portion of these funds to construct new turf fields at school sites within the City’s jurisdiction. SDUSD retains the land and the City provides assistance maintaining the sites.