PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s renovation project on the recreation fields at Pelona Vista Park is continuing on, with the north set of fields projected to open in August 2016.
Renovations began in April 2015 at the park, which is located at 37800 Tierra Subida Avenue in Palmdale.
“Pelona Vista is one of the most highly used city of Palmdale facilities,” stated Communications Manager John Mlynar. “This renovation project is going to provide new surfaces for the thousands of people who play there.”
All fields at Pelona Vista are currently closed for the renovation.
While the north fields are scheduled to open in August 2016, the south fields will remain closed until 2017. Groups who were using the fields for games and practices are using other park sites during the renovation.
The scope of the project has included turf removal, re-grading, adding moisture retention soil amendments, irrigation replacement with water saving technology, and a new grass blend appropriate for the climate and play activity. The renovations also include improvements to the stairwell, walking trail improvements, installation of split rail fencing to improve the cross country trail and improvements to the irrigation backflow, flow sensor and master valve.
The contractor for the project is Rich Meier’s Landscaping, which was awarded the contract at the April 1 Palmdale City Council meeting. The renovation will cost $400,000 and is being funded through the Excess Fund – Cities Grant Program by Los Angeles County Regional Park & Open Space District. For more information, call 661-267-5611.
Pelona Vista Park was donated to the city of Palmdale by Los Angeles County. Phase I was developed in 1997, and Phase II in 2000. The 73-acre park has approximately 30 developed acres and serves as Palmdale’s primary soccer facility. The park serves youth and adult soccer organizations, walkers and joggers. It hosts local cross-country events and also serves as an incident command center for fire-related disasters. Pelona Vista Park includes two restrooms, nine lighted soccer fields, a maintenance facility, a one-mile walking path, and more than 550 parking spaces available to commuters.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]