Oceanside seeks residents’ input on El Corazon park plan

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El Corazon is a 465-acre parcel owned by the city that was once used as a sand pit. It’s bounded by Rancho Del Oro Drive to the east, Oceanside Boulevard to the south, El Camino Real to the west and Mesa Drive to the north. (Oceanside city photo)

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OsideNewsOceanside residents can provide feedback Thursday, Feb. 2, on the city’s plans for a new 17-acre park near the northwestern corner of Rancho Del Oro and El Corazon Drive.

The community meeting — which takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the El Corazon Conference and Event Center, 3306 Senior Center Drive — is the second such session to obtain residents’ input on plans for El Corazon Park Site 1.

At the first meeting, which was held Sept. 19, the city sought to identify potential themes and amenities of interest to the community. From that session, the city and Schmidt Design Group drew up two concepts.

“It is critical to have broad community participation in these design meetings,” Darlene Nicandro, the city’s development services director, said in a news release announcing the second meeting. “We want to ensure that El Corazon Park Site 1 meets the diverse recreation and leisure needs of the Oceanside Community.”

El Corazon is a 465-acre parcel owned by the city that was once used as a sand pit. It’s bounded by Rancho Del Oro Drive to the east, Oceanside Boulevard to the south, El Camino Real to the west and Mesa Drive to the north. Development of the El Corazon Specific Plan dates back to 2003.

Thursday’s meeting will provide information about the project’s history, a site analysis, and information from the first session. Residents can provide feedback on the site’s proposed amenities contained in the two designs. 

The information gathered from the second meeting will be used to refine a plan for the park, which will then be presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission for approval.

Community members can get more information about El Corazon Park Site 1 by contacting project manager Kymberly Corbin at 760-435-3534 or kcorbin@oceansideca.org.