Kick-Off/Ribbon Cutting for Expanded San Miguel Park

Kick-off Ceremony for Expanded San Miguel Park

Author: Stacey King
Date: 12/20/2017 3:17 PM

County Parks Kicks-Off the Completion of Park Expansion at San Miguel Community Park.

SAN MIGUEL, CA – The San Luis Obispo County Department of Parks and Recreation celebrated a “Kick-Off” Ceremony for the completion of the San Miguel Community Park Expansion Project.  The ceremony took place on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:00 am at the San Miguel Community Park. Some of those in attendance included District 1 County Supervisor John Peschong, former District 1 County Supervisors Frank Mecham and Harry Ovitt, County Parks and Public Works staff, and members of the community. 

County Parks completed the expansion in December 2017 to accommodate a multi-use turf youth sports field, a multi-use pathway connecting 12th and 13th streets, historic feature enhancements, water-efficient irrigation, a new parking lot, landscaping, and lighting. By expanding the park onto one block of K Street, the County increased the overall safety of park patrons by eliminating the road that previously bisected the park. Now, park patrons can rest easy knowing that vehicles cannot drive through the center of the park.

This $1.5-million project was funded by County Parks along with a $500,000 grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and a $167,000 grant from the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

The community of San Miguel will enjoy the additional recreation amenities and improved safety of the re-designed park. These improvements will enhance the economic, environmental, and social quality of life in our county by contributing to the revitalization of San Miguel, enhancing, expanding and protecting open space, and providing opportunities for social activities such as community gatherings, traditional celebrations, sports, and outdoor activities.  

Thanks to the AYSO Regional Commissioner, Amanda Thomspon, shortly after the ceremony the AYSO Girls U-10 Soccer Teams enjoyed a brand new field for a pre-season soccer match. Supervisor Peschong tossed the game coin and kicked out the soccer ball for the first official use of the new field. 

For more information, contact Elizabeth Kavanaugh, Park Planner III at 805.781.4089.