Cesar Solis Community Park

Project Type
Park and Recreation
Schmidt Design Group for the City of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Cesar Solis Community Park, is a 20-acre joint-use park abutting the proposed San Ysidro School District’s K-8 elementary school in the new community of Ocean View Hills.  Platt/Whitelaw provided architectural design services to the Landscape Architect Prime for the General Development Plan. The design concept/layout for the park was derived from the radiating pattern of the entry drive surrounding the central core of the adjoining school. A tree lined seat wall arc sweeps along the park site. Quotes from various academic and sports venues will be etched into tile lining the seat wall arc to inspire the park users to think about the link between physical and intellectual achievements. The design team went on to provide complete services for Phase 1 amenities within the park and the joint-use area, which included parking, a comfort station and concession building, two lighted softball fields with soccer field overlay, open lawn areas, four tennis courts with support/restroom building, skate park, picnic and overlook areas with two picnic/shade shelters, and playgrounds for all ages. The playgrounds include equipment for the 2 to 12 year old users, which includes a climbing rock.

The park opened in September 2018