The City of Carlsbad is developing a master plan for its next community park. Veterans Memorial Park is located on 91.5 acres, near the intersection of Faraday Avenue and Cannon Road. The first step in the master planning process was to get input on the community’s values, needs and priorities for the park. The city held a community workshop and tour on March 9, followed by hosting an online survey from March 9 - 23.
The project team reviewed the public's input and has developed drafts of conceptual park site plans. These draft plans will be shared with the public at an upcoming community workshop for feedback. An online survey will be available after the workshop for those who cannot attend or just prefer to provide input that way.
Community Workshop Saturday, Sept. 21 10 a.m. to noon City of Carlsbad, Faraday Administration Center 1635 Faraday Ave., Carlsbad
Public Input Report
View the public input report for a summary of the feedback shared with the city during the initial phase of the Veterans Memorial Park master plan. Detailed information of the all the input is included in the report's appendices. We received more than 1,700 individual comments from over 1,400 people.
The project team used the public input and ideas, as well as other sources of information including the physical characteristics and location of the site, the core values of the Carlsbad community, and the city’s parks and recreation needs, to prepare conceptual design drafts for Veterans Memorial Park.
Questions About Input
Some community members have asked how the team prioritized the ideas shared. For example, was the input of Carlsbad residents given more weight than comments from people who live in other parts of the county? Or, did the team place a higher level of importance on comments that were mentioned more frequently?
The city's goal during the initial phase of planning was to gather input from a broad range of perspectives. The information collected is considered qualitative (descriptive) in nature, rather than statistically representative. The resulting input summary focuses on overall themes. Any ideas that came up more frequently were noted, with the understanding that the ideas represented those who decided to provide input, not necessarily the entire Carlsbad community.
While all input provided was considered, the project team identified the locations of the input gathered and differentiated input from sources within the city from those outside of Carlsbad. One of the city's ultimate goals is to provide a park that serves the needs of Carlsbad residents and the community as a whole.