We receive many questions about the parks within 3Roots, especially the new Community Park. We've compiled the list below, but please email us if you have additional questions to add to this list.

What is a General Development Plan (GDP)? 
A General Development Plan, or GDP, is a document that details the plan and design guidelines to build a new public park. 

How does the GDP process work? 
A GDP is created through a series of public workshops that collect, identify and synthesize public input. The public workshops are held at regularly scheduled Mira Mesa Parks and Recreation Advisory Council Meetings. The public workshops to design the GDP for the new Community Park at 3Roots were held on June 12, August 14 and September 11. Click here for summaries of each workshop.

The Mira Mesa Parks and Recreation Advisory Council voted unanimously to recommend approval of the GDP for 3Roots on October 9, 2018. Click here to see the plan. 

Following this recommendation, the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Board will vote to approve the GDP. Once approved, the GDP will be part of the official project package which will be voted on by the City Council in summer 2019. 


What public amenities were the final result of the GDP process for the new Community Park? 
Based on the community input collected at each of the public workshops, the GDP for the new Community Plan at 3Roots includes: 

  • 4 baseball/softball fields (with lights)

  • 3 soccer fields (with lights)

  • 1 full-court basketball court (with lights)

  • 2 half-court basketball courts (with lights)

  • 2 concession stands

  • 9 spectator sports shade structures 

  • 3 restrooms 

  • 2 playgrounds 

  • 5 picnic structures 

  • 5 passive shade structures

  • 1 dog park (1.65 acres)

  • 20,000 sq. ft. recreation center (future facility)

  • 305 parking stalls and 8 accessible parking stalls

  • 1 presentation area

  • 1 maintenance yard

  • Roughly 8 acres of open space 

Click here to see the plan. 


What is the timing for the new Park? 
Typically, the GDP process takes roughly 3 – 4 years to complete. However, in partnership with the City of San Diego, Mesa Canyon Community Partners worked to accelerate the process and completed the GDP in just 4 months! Thank to you everyone who participated and shared their feedback. 

The construction and delivery of the new Community Park is subject to GDP and entitlement approvals. The accelerated timeline will allow MCCP to begin construction following approvals. The goal is to start delivering facilities in 2022. As discussed in each of the public workshops, the Community Park will be constructed in multiple phases. 


What is part of phase 1? 
Phase one will include the fields and courts, lighting, dog park, concession stands, restrooms, playgrounds, picnic structures and parking. It is important to note that parking is being provided to cover phase 1 and phase 2 needs. Phase 1 will also include a pad-ready condition for the new 20,000 sq. ft. recreation center. “Pad-ready condition” means that the site designated for the future rec center will include all necessary backbone utilities infrastructure, such as water, sewer and electrical. 

The rec center is planned for phase 2. A second GDP process will be conducted to determine the design guidelines for the rec center. 

Will the phasing impact MCCP’s ability to include lighting on the sports fields? What if 3Roots homeowners complain? 
No. The inclusion of lights will be included in homebuyer disclosures so all new 3Roots residents will be aware of the lighted fields. MCCP is also analyzing the benefit of installing the lights prior to home sales to further reiterate its commitment to include lighting. 

Who is paying for the Park? 
The funding for the Community Park will be a combination of private and public funds. 


Who is building the Park? 
Mesa Canyon Community Partners will build phase 1 of the Park. 


Who will manage and maintain the new Park once it’s built? 
The City of San Diego will manage the design, use, maintenance and programming of the Park.

3Roots is the new community planned for the former Hanson quarry. 3Roots is planned to include nearly 40 acres of parks, 8 miles of trails, a range of 1,800 new homes close to regional job centers, new restaurants, shops and gathering spaces - all amidst hundreds acres of preserved open space.