We could use your support at San Diego City Council this Thursday, Aug. 1, as the ReWild Mission Bay coalition advocates for the creation of a new city park along Rose Creek south of I-5 as part of the Balboa Avenue Station Area Specific Plan.
Rose Creek is a critical component of our overall vision for a restored, healthy and environmentally-balanced Mission Bay, and with the Rose Creek Bicycle Path included as part of the Balboa Ave. station plan to ferry pedestrians and bicyclists in an out of the station, now is the time for city council to designate the creek as parkland.
To be clear, Rose Creek is not currently a park. In fact, the only managing agency is the city’s Storm Water Division, but their job is to ensure that storm water is able to access Mission Bay via the Rose Creek corridor during rain events.
A park designation for Rose Creek will enable blighted areas of the creek to be restored, trash to be regularly collected, rehabilitation of native habitat, and offer space for recreation –which will a critical need once thousands of new residential units are constructed. Perhaps most importantly for the use of the Rose Creek Bicycle Path as a pedestrian and bicycle pathway, lighting could be installed to illuminate the all-important bike path to the Balboa Ave. transit station.
Wear your ReWild Mission Bay shirt and join us at Civic Center Plaza at San Diego City Hall, located at 202 West C St., beginning at 11:30 a.m. this Thursday, Aug. 1, as we coordinate speakers and talking points. We’ll then head upstairs for the afternoon session of city council, which gets underway at 1 p.m. If you’re not planning on speaking, please attend anyway to cede your time to those who will.
Read more about the opportunity for Rose Creek parkland, and visit the Facebook event page for the Aug. 1st council meeting.
We’ll see you this Thursday, Aug. 1, at Civic Center Plaza beginning at 12 noon. Don’t forget to wear your ReWild shirt.