Landscape Architecture

Civita Park Phase 2

The Orchid award winning (2017) Phase 1 of Civita Park in Mission Valley has become a cherished public open space in Mission Valley. The much anticipated Civita Park Phase 2 is now open this July. The park design for phase 2 is inspired by the legacy of the site and Mission Valley’s rich history and unique hydrology. A formal promenade with urban gardens and overlooks line the eastern edge of the park while the western edge is home to “Civita Creek” which meanders adjacent to pathways and picnic areas.

Amenities in phase 2 include large children’s play areas (scheduled to open after COVID restrictions are lifted) with play structures, rock-climbing walls, giant tree trunks, swings and spinners. A “Mining Relics Garden” showcases preserved mining equipment that was used when the Civita Park site was operated as a quarry.  The “Lookout Meadow” event pavilion with a landmark shade structure backdrops “The Frame”, an Instagram-worthy, 10-foot-high structure. The “Game Court” includes a Bocce court adjacent to a supersized picnic table and game tables. Additionally, “The Gardens” include a quiet garden zone where visitors can stroll through a scent garden, succulent garden, and winged garden with horticultural signage.

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  • Project Awarded

    Orchid Nominee

  • Project Address:

    7960 Civita Blvd., San Diego

    Project Owner/Developer:

    Sudberry Properties

    Owner Contact Name/Email:

    Mark Radelow / Mark@sudprop.com

    Project Architect/Designer:

    Schmidt Design Group

    Image Credit:

    Schmidt Design Group

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