The Mission Bay Gateway Project
Linking and improving the educational, recreational, and natural environment of Mission Bay
THE VISION - Mission Bay Park is a great park - It can be even better! This area welcomes local San Diegans and visitors each day who enjoy the park's facilities and the natural beauty of the surroundings. The Mission Bay Gateway project seeks to connect and enhance these facilities while also expanding and protecting the Mission Bay marshlands and bird sanctuaries. Bike Paths and parks will be extended and new amenities like pools, sports fields, and a restaurant will be added for the community and visitors to enjoy. The result will be an environmental, recreational, and educational destination at the heart of Mission Bay. We hope you will join us in making this vision a reality.
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- Expanded marshland and wildlife sanctuary
- Improved water quality to Mission Bay
- A cleaner and restored Rose Creek outfall
- Significantly reduced motor traffic through Pacific Beach
- Expanded pedestrian and cycling transportation opportunities
- The establishment of a nature interpretive center
- Creating walking paths and view areas for the general public to observe and enjoy the Kendal-Frost Marsh and Wildlife sanctuary
- An opportunity for Mission Bay High School and district wide students to study the marshland and aquatic ecosystems and learn how marshland is restored
- A nearby pool for Mission Bay High School physical education and aquatic sports teams
- Expanded park open play areas, picnicking areas, pedestrian paths, and public access to Mission Bay Park, community skate park, bocce, croquet, horseshoe courts, etc.
- Retaining, modernizing, and expanding the Campland facilities
- Completion of the pedestrian and bicycling paths circling Mission Bay
- Enhanced and improved Mission Bay Golf Course
- Improve youth fields and the addition of an aquatic center with competition and lagoon pools for community, student and visitor use.
- Rennovated Youth Fields for soccer and baseball/Teeball. Rennovated Tennis Club
- Restaurant and Ampitheatre for dining and community events.
Support from Community Leaders
Lorie Zapf — City Councilmember District 6
"I am excited about the Mission Bay Gateway project and continuing the effort to implement the Mission Bay Master Plan. By expanding the wetlands and further restoring Rose Creek, we will increase the wildlife sanctuary and improve the water quality in Mission Bay.
My family, along with many San Diegans are looking forward to the increase in recreational opportunities, park land, bike paths and more walk ways. The youth of the community will enjoy the improvements to the sporting facilities and will benefit from the environmental education experiences.
I am proud to play a role in this effort and making this part of my community a better place for all of San Diego."
Joe Wilding — President Pacific Beach Town Council 2011-2012
"One of the specific missions of the Pacific Beach Town Council is to foster the continued improvement of Mission Bay Park. The Mission Bay Gateway Project solves problems such as a complete and safe bike and pedestrian path around Mission Bay and it increases the parkland accessible to the public. Mission Bay Park is improved and the natural beauty that draws visitors and local residents to Mission Bay is also improved."
Kevin Faulconer — City Councilmember District 2
"We have an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to increase public access to Mission Bay, improve bike, pedestrian and recreation facilities, and protect the environment by expanding marshland and restoring natural habitats. The Mission Bay Gateway Project is one of many exciting proposals I look forward to reviewing with the community as the public input process begins."
John Shannon — Chairman of the Pacific Beach Planning Group 2008-2012
"This is an exciting project because it ties so many good elements together and makes them all better. It provides opportunities for shared facilities with the high school, improves facilities already in use and needed by the local community and it enhances the experiences for non-resident visitors. I see these facilities increasing the opportunities for events that are focused on recreation, sport, and the natural environment. This can be a real gem that Pacific Beach and the city at large will be very proud of."
Chris Redfern — San Diego Audobon Society
"The San Diego Audubon society has been interested in restoration opportunities in this area of Mission Bay for many years and are happy to see you moving boldly forward with a vision that is very much in the same vein as our hopes for this area."
To make the Mission Bay Gateway project a success we will need support and input from the whole community! Please visit our facebook page and "Like" the project to stay connected to the Mission Bay Gateway community
If you have any questions or would like to give direct feedback or assistance to the project please contact Scott Chipman at firstname.lastname@example.org