Supervisors vote to take bids for aging Don Dussault Park in Fallbrook

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted today to begin taking bids to replace an aging playground and other amenities in Don Dussault Park in the unincorporated community of Fallbrook.

The three-quarter-acre day use park on Alturas Street near W. Aviation Street was constructed in the mid-1990s and its original playground, drinking fountain, benches and concrete paths remain in use, according to county officials.

County officials have proposed demolishing those amenities and adding a children’s play area, parking stall, drinking fountain, retaining walls, concrete walks and a picnic plaza that will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and offer ”improved recreational opportunities for community members of all ages.”

The board voted 3-0 to authorize staffers to advertise and award the construction contract, which was estimated at $197,000. An additional $53,000 was earmarked for related project costs, such as construction inspections and management, county officials said.

The $250,000 project will be funded through Community Development Block Grants.

County officials expect construction to get underway in late spring and be completed sometime this fall.

Also at this morning’s meeting, the supervisors set April 16 for a public hearing and vote on the purchase of 114.03 acres for open space on Volcan Mountain near Julian. County officials said the land’s appraised value is $194,000.

3 Responses to "Supervisors vote to take bids for aging Don Dussault Park in Fallbrook"

  1. Joker   March 13, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Are you kidding! Folks are afraid to hang out at that park because of all the traffic that speeds up and down North Mission Road. County officials needs to fix that road first so it’s not so intimidating to park goers. And perhaps having a portable food and coffee cart selling items that can be enjoyed by all.

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  2. Duh   March 13, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Wrong Park Joker

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  3. Fallbrookian   March 15, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Both parks are a haven for homeless, drunks, drug users, etc…Took my kids once to the park on Alturas and two Mexicans were having sex …at 2pm!!! WTF. Live Oak Park is the ONLY safe and clean park to go to. All the other parks and wildlife refuge areas all have lowlifes hanging out doing drugs, drinking beer and having sex & who knows what else. Spend that $250,000 grant money beautifying or repairing the roads or use on something useful and needed.

    Im just saying….

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