SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The Wightman Community Park in City Heights was officially opened to visitors Tuesday morning.
The city of San Diego started work on the $3.4 million project months ago.
The spot used to be the site of a vacant lot that neighbors say attracted crime.
Dozens turned out for the ribbon cutting and stayed to let their kids play.
"It was just not safe for kids at all, especially since there's a lot of kids around in the community, so it's really good that they have a park open now," said Sade Cunningham, a mother who lives across the street.
The park has a playground area, basketball courts, walking trails, and exercise equipment.
City officials told 10 News the project marks the 11th park completed since Mayor Falconer pledged last year to build or improve 50 parks in the next five years.