I’m so thrilled to share with you some of the updates coming to Jerabek Park in Scripps Ranch! I attended an event at Jerabek Park in September where Mayor Todd Gloria, City Councilmember Marni von Wilpert and State Assemblymember Brian Maienschein joined City staff and community members to kick off construction on the Jerabek Park improvements project.
“High-quality parks are essential amenities in all neighborhoods, and these improvements to Jerabek Park exemplify our ongoing efforts to upgrade outdated parks and open new parks in communities that need them,” said Mayor Todd Gloria. “I’m grateful to Assemblymember Maienschein for securing $4 million in state funding – more than half the total construction cost – for this project.”
Improvements to Jerabek Park
The $7.6 million project will provide the community with new amenities for people of all ages. Improvements include two children’s play areas (more details below!), fitness equipment, a restroom and concession stand, a picnic shelter, sidewalks and bleachers that are accessible for all users, a resurfaced parking lot and other park furnishings.
The amphitheater, holiday tree, tennis courts, basketball court and ballfields will all remain.
Jerabek Park is my neighborhood park, and my family looks forward to the completion of the upgrades in summer of 2024! I’m excited for the new playground, picnic area, restrooms and adult fitness areas. Also, the park will be accessible to everyone! Which is one of my core beliefs. From the site plan, it appears there will be exercise stations around the walking path, similar to Lakeview Park, which is close by.
New Playground at Jerabek Park
The image below is a preliminary rendering provided to me by the Project Manager. Some of the equipment might change, and the color of the rubberized surfacing will be green (not blue) – which will match nearby Fairbrook Park!
For now, it appears the playground will be shaded (yay!) and have a roller slide, spinners, a climbing rock, baby (bucket) swings, a group swing, a teeter-totter, and climbing structures.
History of Jerabek Park
Jerabek Park was built in 1984 and included an amphitheater and a comfort station and a concession building. A decade later, a kid’s playground was added to the park. Since 1994, the park has not received any significant renovations.
Since this is our neighborhood park, I’ve been to this park more than any other park in San Diego. BUT, did I have any pictures of the park before construction started?? ABSOLUTELY NONE. (ha!) The images below are courtesy of two local mamas who helped this blogger out.