Creekside Park, a 1.3-acre linear park in the Civita community of Mission Valley is defined by elevated walkways spanning a cobble swale below. This swale provides critical stormwater treatment and conveyance for a large portion of the Civita community. The swale terminates at a large damlike stone retaining wall signifying the park entrance. The structure was inspired by the Old Mission Dam which spans the San Diego River in Mission Trails Regional Park.
The elevated walkway connects a children’s play area, seating, picnic areas, and an off-leash dog run. The park extends from Friars Road to Civita Boulevard and is part of the network of parks in Civita that will stretch from Friars Road in Mission Valley to Phyllis Place in Serra Mesa. The children’s play area features a modern geometric climbing structure, spinners, additional play equipment and picnic areas bordered by river-themed mosaic tilework by La Jolla artist Jane Wheeler. The drought tolerant landscape in the park offers a seasonal display of blooming plants designed to create pollinator pathways, contributing to the biodiversity of the community. The palette was also specifically curated to handle seasonal inundation within swale that traverses the park.
Adjacent to 7901 Civita Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92108
Mark Radelow / firstname.lastname@example.org
Schmidt Design Group