Carlsbad Veteran's Memorial Park - Public comment needed

Veterans Memorial Park approaching key planning milestone

Following a more than two-year planning process involving hundreds of community members, the Carlsbad City Council will consider approving the recommended Veterans Memorial Park Master Plan in concept on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. The Parks & Recreation Commission voted on Jan. 25, 2021, to recommend the City Council take this action on the master plan.

See renderings and read more about what’s planned on the project webpage

SDMBA will be on the meeting and will be supporting the recommendation of city staff to ask the City Council to approve the park plan and allow it to enter the permitting and environmental analysis. 

How to participate
Comments can be provided to the City Council via phone or email. The City Council meeting starts at 3 p.m. and can be watched via the city livestream.
The Park is item #9 on the agenda.  It is hard to predict what time that item will be introduced. 

Written comments sent in by email as outlined below are highly recommended. 
  • Sign up by 2 p.m. if you want to provide live comments by phone. Here's a fact sheet that explains how to do this. 
  • Or send your comments via email to

View the full agenda and staff report for more information.

Next steps
If approved by the City Council, the next step will be environmental analysis and permitting, before preparing the park’s plans and specifications. Based on the current schedule, staff anticipates submitting entitlement applications to the Planning Division in spring 2021, and returning to the City Council in late fall 2021 for adoption of the park's final master plan and approval of the entitlements and environmental document.

The 91.5-acre community park will be located near the intersection of Faraday Avenue and Cannon Road, providing spaces for active recreation, hiking and quiet contemplation with sweeping views of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and Carlsbad’s coastline.

?The recommended master plan went through several rounds of public and technical review to help it achieve the right balance of community needs and priorities.

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