Community Park offers a diverse array of amenities and opportunities for families, neighbors, and friends to come together in the heart of Poway. Teams take to the field in baseball, while kids play on the adventure playground. Skaters can ride the ramps and rails, while swimmers complete laps. Dogs run free in the dog park, while future ballerinas twirl around the dance room.
Cherished city-sponsored events take place at Community Park throughout the year, including Winter Festival, where there’s 100 percent chance of snow every year, and Summer Movies in the Park. There are creative adventures geared especially for age groups from young children to teenagers. During the summer months, expanded classes and camps offer opportunities to explore cooking, science, sports and much more.
At the centerpiece of the park is the new Mickey Cafagna Community Center, which offers multi-generational programming as well as intimate venues to celebrate life’s milestones and achievements. Through the City’s partnership with the Poway Valley Senior Citizens Corporation, the center also offers opportunities for older adults to engage in learning, play bingo, and enjoy socializing.
Community Park is not only the heart of Poway, but a centerpiece in a transformation that is happening along the town center area of Poway Road. In 2017 the City adopted an updated Poway Road Specific Plan that brought a new vision for mixed commercial and residential land uses in this area. There are three mixed-use projects currently in process within the Town Center District and provides over 400 new housing units, including a new senior affordable apartment complex with a veterans preference.
Timeline and FAQs
Can anyone participate and give their input?
Yes, this is a community-input driven process and the outcome and future recommendations will be driven by the needs and vision articulated by the community members.
How can I get involved?
Through the Participate section on this website you can provide open ended suggestions, respond to the online survey, know the dates for open public meetings and even share feedback through social media as well.
When will the results be ready to share?
The project duration from start to finish is 6-7 months with an anticipated completion date by January 2022.
Who is leading the Community Park assessment?
The City of Poway along with PROS Consulting, INC., a nationally recognized firm, headquartered in Indianapolis, will lead the development of the assessment.