Lauderbach Park, located at 333 Oxford Street in Chula Vista, was re-opened today after more than a year in which it received extensive renovations. Mayor John McCann, District 4 Councilmember Andrea Cardenas, neighborhood children and adults, representatives from SBCS, as well as local Chula Vista Futbol Club members were in attendance for the celebration.
The 3.9-acre park now features new basketball courts which can be converted to pickleball courts (players need to bring their own net), a new synthetic turf multi-purpose field with lighting, new sidewalks and enhanced landscaping. It also consists of two tot lots, restrooms and picnic areas. An adjacent building is leased by City partners SBCS to provide services to the local community.
The park was closed in March 2022 for the renovation project which was designed by Rick Engineering with construction by 3Sixty Innovations. In anticipation of the re-opening, the City’s Park Rangers and McAlister Institute (Work for Hope) painted the SBCS building, Park Maintenance crews prepared the landscaping, and Public Works staff repaved and painted the parking lot.
Funding for the project was provided by a $1 Million State of California Youth Soccer Grant and $820,000 from Measure P, the half-cent, ten-year sales tax passed by Chula Vista voters in 2016. Nearly $13 Million Measure P dollars have been spent on park renovations throughout the City. This includes park infrastructure (such as sprinklers and sidewalks), sports courts and fields, new restrooms at Rohr Park, Max Field and Loma Verde accessibility study, and now the Lauderbach Park rehabilitation.
Lauderbach Park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.