Sierra Park North Development
The development and design for Sierra Park North (located off of Vacation Drive in Canyon Lake, CA) is an exciting opportunity to reshape an undeveloped space into an excellent destination for residents, pedestrians, bicyclists, youth, and others throughout the community.
The construction enhancements to this area includes a new bicycle pump track, a shaded children's playground area, shaded picnic areas with picnic tables and barbecues, and loop trails with fitness stations. The new family park amenity will meet current Americans with Disability Act (ADA) standards and include ample parking spaces, sidewalks, and restrooms.
The City of Canyon Lake has approved the plans for the development of Sierra Park North. This project will encompass preparing the land area by grading, adding retaining walls, storm water retention, and utilities. Additionally, this project includes adding a new access drive and parking area. The park design incorporates many family-oriented amenities, including a pump track for bicyclists and skateboarders, shaded picnic areas with barbecues, children's playground area, loop trails with fitness stations, restrooms, and an abundance of natural landscaping to create a serene atmosphere.
Canyon Lake is a diverse suburban community with a unique family-oriented culture. Sierra Park North has been a noticeably undeveloped area in the community that has the potential to be an extraordinary amenity for all ages.
The design plan would transform Sierra Park North into a family park amenity equipped with a new bicycle pump track, a shaded children’s playground area, shaded picnic areas with tables and barbecues, and loop trails with fitness stations. The area will meet current Americans with Disability Act (ADA) standards and also include restrooms, ample parking spaces, and sidewalks.
Estimates for this project are in excess of $1,500,000 for the entire project. The Canyon Lake POA Bylaws, as currently written, restrict the spending of more than $800,000 on one project in a two-year period. To proceed with this project, it was included on the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Members & Election of Directors ballot. The measure passed by a majority vote. Work began on this project in July 2021, the entire topography of the existing land area will change to accommodate this new family park making it a long-range project anticipated to be completed in late summer 2022.
There is a ballot measure included with the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Members & Election of Directors notice to vote in favor or against authorizing the Canyon Lake POA to spend an amount not to exceed $2,000,000, with a 10% contingency, from Capital Improvement Funds to fully develop Sierra Park North. The ballot measure was approved with a majority vote.