Cays Park Master Plan Project

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Watch the short introduction video

At a glance

Located in south Coronado, Cays Park is Coronado's largest city park at sixteen acres. The City is in the master planning process and seeking input from the community on the park's designs and features. In early 2023, the City hired the renowned community park planners, Schmidt Design Group to manage the Cays Park Master Planning project. The public was invited to several community meetings to provide their input into the park design process and additional public opportunities will be planned in 2024.

Email us at cayspark@coronado.ca.us with your feedback.


Master Plan Community Meetings

2024 Community Meetings

Thank you to those members of the public who engaged in the public workshops held in 2023. The Design Team has compiled all feedback received from the public and the City Council from the series of outreach meetings held last year. Read the summary of public input and City Council direction provided at the December 5, 2023, City Council meeting provided below.

We will be sharing a preferred park design option at the following public meetings below. Please join us to share your ideas and thoughts on the preferred plan. If you can't attend in person, please email your thoughts to cayspark@coronado.ca.us.

  • COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
    Thursday, March 14, 2024, 5:00 pm
    Coronado Library Winn Room, 640 Orange Avenue

  • PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING
    Thursday, April 18, 2024, 3:30 pm
    City Hall Council Chamber, 1825 Strand Way


December 5, 2023: City Council Discussion
The community’s substantial participation in the Cays Park Master Plan process is appreciated and over the past several months, a large number of residents expressed what they would like to see in a preferred park design. During the December 5, 2023, City Council meeting, the cumulative community input was presented, and the Schmidt Design Team was provided direction on a preferred option and park amenities.


2023 PARK DESIGN OPTIONS & AMENITIES

> View Draft Park Design Option Amenities


Stay informed


2023 community survey

The City conducted a statistically valid survey of all City residents in June 2023 in an effort to ensure all residents could actively participate and share their views on the future of the park. In June 2023, the City partnered with True North Research, a professional survey consultant, to solicit input from Coronado residents on desired amenities in Cays Park. The survey employed multiple forms of outreach methods (mail, email, text, and telephone) and multiple data collection methods (telephone and online), soliciting input from all segments of the community.


Why conduct a master plan?

A master plan presents a long-range vision which can be implemented over time. The associated public outreach will provide the City with a better understanding of the public’s desires and a document that can be referred to over time to ensure the long-range vision is implemented. It also helps ensure that park improvements are implemented in the most efficient way possible.

Project background
Cays Park is a sixteen-acre neighborhood park and is the largest City owned park and home to a variety of local sports programs including pickleball, tennis, and soccer. It is also home to a dog park, children’s playground. The park is in need of major maintenance and the City is embarking on a master plan process to ensure a top-notch redesign of the park will maintain access for all in the community. In planning for these needed improvements, the City is seeking public input for ideas and desires to enhance Cays Park’s design, layout and features to serve future generations of Coronado residents for the next 50 to 75 years. Input from previous workshops and outreach have also been included in the process.

Prior meetings:

Watch the short introduction video

At a glance

Located in south Coronado, Cays Park is Coronado's largest city park at sixteen acres. The City is in the master planning process and seeking input from the community on the park's designs and features. In early 2023, the City hired the renowned community park planners, Schmidt Design Group to manage the Cays Park Master Planning project. The public was invited to several community meetings to provide their input into the park design process and additional public opportunities will be planned in 2024.

Email us at cayspark@coronado.ca.us with your feedback.


Master Plan Community Meetings

2024 Community Meetings

Thank you to those members of the public who engaged in the public workshops held in 2023. The Design Team has compiled all feedback received from the public and the City Council from the series of outreach meetings held last year. Read the summary of public input and City Council direction provided at the December 5, 2023, City Council meeting provided below.

We will be sharing a preferred park design option at the following public meetings below. Please join us to share your ideas and thoughts on the preferred plan. If you can't attend in person, please email your thoughts to cayspark@coronado.ca.us.

  • COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
    Thursday, March 14, 2024, 5:00 pm
    Coronado Library Winn Room, 640 Orange Avenue

  • PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING
    Thursday, April 18, 2024, 3:30 pm
    City Hall Council Chamber, 1825 Strand Way


December 5, 2023: City Council Discussion
The community’s substantial participation in the Cays Park Master Plan process is appreciated and over the past several months, a large number of residents expressed what they would like to see in a preferred park design. During the December 5, 2023, City Council meeting, the cumulative community input was presented, and the Schmidt Design Team was provided direction on a preferred option and park amenities.


2023 PARK DESIGN OPTIONS & AMENITIES

> View Draft Park Design Option Amenities


Stay informed


2023 community survey

The City conducted a statistically valid survey of all City residents in June 2023 in an effort to ensure all residents could actively participate and share their views on the future of the park. In June 2023, the City partnered with True North Research, a professional survey consultant, to solicit input from Coronado residents on desired amenities in Cays Park. The survey employed multiple forms of outreach methods (mail, email, text, and telephone) and multiple data collection methods (telephone and online), soliciting input from all segments of the community.


Why conduct a master plan?

A master plan presents a long-range vision which can be implemented over time. The associated public outreach will provide the City with a better understanding of the public’s desires and a document that can be referred to over time to ensure the long-range vision is implemented. It also helps ensure that park improvements are implemented in the most efficient way possible.

Project background
Cays Park is a sixteen-acre neighborhood park and is the largest City owned park and home to a variety of local sports programs including pickleball, tennis, and soccer. It is also home to a dog park, children’s playground. The park is in need of major maintenance and the City is embarking on a master plan process to ensure a top-notch redesign of the park will maintain access for all in the community. In planning for these needed improvements, the City is seeking public input for ideas and desires to enhance Cays Park’s design, layout and features to serve future generations of Coronado residents for the next 50 to 75 years. Input from previous workshops and outreach have also been included in the process.

Prior meetings:

  • Community Invited to Provide Input on Preferred Option Park Design

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    The City appreciates the community's public during the public workshops held in 2023. The Design Team has compiled all feedback received from the public and the City Council from the series of outreach meetings held in 2023.

    We will be sharing a preferred option park design at the following public meetings below. Please join us to share your ideas and thoughts on the preferred plan. If you can't attend in person, please email your ideas and thoughts to cayspark@coronado.ca.us.

    • Thursday, March 14, 2024, 5:00 pm
      Coronado Library Winn Room, 640 Orange Avenue

    • Thursday, April 18, 2024, 3:30 pm
      Parks & Recreation Commission, City Council Chamber, City Hall, 1825 Strand Way

    We encourage the public to attend one or both of the meetings to learn about the design option and to share their ideas and thoughts on the preferred plan. If you cannot attend in person, please email your ideas and thoughts to coronado.ca.us.

  • Public Invited to Community Participation Meetings

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    The City of Coronado is developing a Master Plan to guide the future enhancement of Cays Park - Coronado’s largest city park. The City is hosting three public open house meetings with the design team and the public is invited. During these meetings, the City and design team will be sharing conceptual plans and potential themes for the park.

    The public is invited to attend one or more of the meetings and share their ideas for the future of Cays Park. Everyone is welcome. If someone can't attend in person, they are encouraged to email the City at cayspark@coronado.ca.us with their thoughts and ideas.

    Tuesday, September 12, 5-7 pm
    Presentation provided and gathering public feedback
    Coronado Cays Yacht Club, 30 N. Caribe Cays Blvd.

    Wednesday, September 27, 4-6 pm
    Drop-ins welcome any time
    Cays Park, 99 Grand Caribe Isle (near dog park)

    Thursday, October 5, 4-6 pm
    Drop-ins welcome any time
    Coronado Public Library Lobby, 640 Orange Avenue


  • Cays Park Master Planning Underway. Community Survey Results to Be Shared at City Council Meeting

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    The Cays Park Master Plan process is underway, and the community's active participation is vital to the project’s success.

    In May 2023 the City’s park design team led by the Schmidt Design Group in partnership with True North Research, conducted a citywide survey of Coronado residents to determine what amenities and features they would like to see at Cays Park. The survey consultant, True North Research, will present the results of the community survey at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 15. The meeting begins at 4 pm in the council chambers. Please check back on this Cays Park Master Plan website to learn about upcoming community workshops and to view the survey results, which will be posted soon after the upcoming City Council meeting.

    Please check the section on the right of this webpage under DOCUMENTS for the August 15 City Council survey results and staff report.

  • Project Status May 24, 2023: Survey To Be Conducted

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    The week of May 29, 2023, the Schmidt Design Group, in partnership with True North Research, a public opinion research firm, will survey Coronado a sample selection of residents. If you receive a text, call, or email invite from True North Research, please share your opinions on how you use the park and what you might like to see in the future. The survey will only take a few moments to complete but is important to inform the City's work.

    True North Research utilizes stratified random sampling to ensure a representative selection of adult residents, distributed proportionately across geographic subareas of the City. The sample characteristics are monitored during data collection and adjustments made, if needed, to compensate for higher/lower response rates within key demographic subgroups. Once selected, respondents are recruited to participate in the survey using a combination of mailed letters, email, text, and telephone, depending on the contact information available for the individual.

    If you do not receive a survey invite, there will be many other ways to participate as well. You can share your ideas on the Cays Park Master Plan website in the coming weeks or by attending one of the numerous public workshops and community events in the summer.

    For information regarding the survey or other questions about the Cays Park Master Plan process, please email cayspark@coronado.ca.us or contact 619.522.7335.

  • Project Status April 29, 2023

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    The Cays Park Master Plan design process will modernize the park with new landscaping reconfiguration and architecture that will include the amenities and spaces most important to Coronado. The vision is to create a beautiful and iconic public space that reflects Coronado’s history, community values, and our vibrant community.

    The Master Plan process is in the beginning stages and the community's active participation is vital to the project’s success. In the coming weeks, the Schmidt Design Group, in partnership with True North Research, a public opinion research firm, will survey Coronado residents. If you receive a text, call, or email invite from True North Research, please share your opinions on how you use the park and what you might like to see in the future. The survey will only take a few moments to complete but is important to inform the City's work.

    If you do not receive a survey invite, there will be many other ways to participate as well. You can share your ideas on the Cays Park Master Plan website in the coming weeks or by attending one of the numerous public workshops and community events in the summer. This is truly an exciting opportunity to re-imagine the park and design a space for the community that can be shared by all Coronado residents.

    After initial public input is received, the Schmidt Design Group will design conceptual plans based on the community’s desires and ideas generated from all public feedback received. Later this summer, the project team will share those plans with the public through interactive community meetings where the Schmidt Design Group will review the designs, solicit additional community input, and refine the designs further. Draft designs and plans will proceed to a variety of stakeholder groups and the City Council for additional review and ultimately the adoption of a final plan.

    The City encourages residents to share their thoughts and opinions as Cays Park is reimagined! The public's input and involvement in creating a Master Plan that balances the community’s many recreational needs with all of the amenities is vital to the process. The transformation of this space will create a signature park that will serve Coronado now and into the future.

  • Project Status March 24, 2023

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    In January, the City engaged with Schmidt Design Group to lead the reinvigorated Cays Park Master Plan process. They have executed a number of exciting park projects here in San Diego County, and the City is excited to be working with them. The project is now under way with the City and Schmidt Design Group, led by Glen Schmidt, recently holding small introductory meetings with stakeholder groups to introduce themselves and their firm.

    The next step in the process is development of a new public survey that will be conducted by a professional survey firm that the City has also engaged, soliciting resident feedback on the current use of Cays Park and amenities that the public would like to see at the park in the future. The survey will help inform the design process, with conceptual options being shared with the public through a series of public workshops that will commence in early summer.

    We will be working with stakeholders throughout the community to ensure they receive invites to participate in those workshops and promoting participation via the City’s various channels including the website and social media. We look forward to gathering all feedback and sharing design options with the public, with the goal of completing the Master Plan by the end of the year.

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