Source: City of La Mesa
May 12, 2017 (La Mesa) -- The community is invited to attend the ribbon cutting celebration for the opening of the first phase of the Collier Park Improvement Project on May 25 at 4:30 pm at 4401 Palm Avenue in La Mesa.
The project renovated the entry way to La Mesa’s oldest park at Palm Avenue and Pasadena Avenue. A new park sign, decorative hardscape and a rose garden were installed at the entrance. A new sidewalk lined with LED lights was installed to better connect pedestrians from the street to the park. Eight new parking spaces were added along Pasadena Avenue, where none previously existed, to better service this heavily used park. The grade of the area was raised slightly to improve its visibility and accessibility. Six California Sycamores and a Jacaranda tree were planted, surrounding new grass and picnic areas.
In addition, the electrical service was upgraded and security enhancements were made to the restroom building. The project was funded by Community Development Block Grant Funds.
The Collier Park Master Plan calls for the renovation of the park to be completed in phases. The dates of construction for the remaining areas will be pending available funding.