The pedestrian tunnel under Via Alta that connects the main portion of Civita Park to the dog park has been transformed with a 72-foot-long 270-degree mural. The artwork, by local artist and muralist Kevin Anderson, depicts the majesty and diversity of San Diego County from the desert to the ocean and highlights “places to go and things to do” in the far-flung county. During the artist’s three-month stint painting the colossal artwork, residents visited the site often, monitored the progress and made suggestions, some of which were incorporated into the final artwork. The mural has become a beloved part of the community.
The pedestrian tunnel can be accessed at the north end of Civita Park at the top of the stairs. The pedestrian tunnel can also be accessed from the parking lot by the dog park on Via Alta, which is also the entrance to the Apex neighborhood.