StoneBridge Neighborhood Park, an eight-acre active recreational space at The Estates at StoneBridge near Scripps Ranch, will officially open for public use in the fall, after the turnover process with the city of San Diego is completed, announced Laura Wilson of The Corky McMillin Cos.
Wilson says construction is nearing completion and is expected to be finished in April, however, according to city regulations, it cannot be used until a growing-in period is complete. A playground, parking lot, sand volleyball pit, half-court basketball area, benches, tables and trash cans have already been installed. Work is continuing on the backstops, landscaping and restroom facilities.
The park will also include covered picnic areas and both baseball and soccer fields, all conveniently located next door to St. Gregory the Great's future K-8 school.
Following completion of construction, a 90-day grow-in period will begin, according to Wilson, followed by the turnover process with the city. Residents will be allowed to use the park only after the city has given final approval.
"This is an exciting time for the Scripps Ranch community and the new residents of The Estates of StoneBridge," Wilson said. "When the park has fully matured, and we have completed the turn-over process with the city, it will be a key addition to the amenities available at this family-friendly community."
Another park is set to join the community in 2009 as well. The six-acre Sycamore Canyon Park will boast a walking path, two lighted baseball fields, with a soccer field in the grass area between the diamonds, as well as a parking lot for 91 vehicles. The park will also provide a playground, restrooms and a large open grass area.
The Gathering Place, a five-acre recreational space conveniently located off StoneBridge Parkway, opened for use in the fall of 2007. The tree-lined grassy knoll features a spacious lawn area perfect for outdoor events.
The Estates at StoneBridge will eventually offer 16 miles of trails on its 2,658 acres, connecting to a countywide trail system. The community has been awarded a Trail Greenway Award from the California State Parks Department for its environmentally conscious design that provides critical trail linkages and preserves open space. The community is within the Poway Unified School District.
Currently selling at The Estates at StoneBridge are the neighborhoods of Sanctuary by Shea Homes, Viscaya by Warmington Homes, Scripps Preserve by Davidson and Tiburon by Cornerstone Communities.
Sanctuary features three distinct floor plans ranging from 4,775 to 5,599 square feet on lots averaging a half an acre. Five and six bedrooms are offered, with 4.5 to 5.5 baths and attached four-car garages. Prices start at $1.2 million.
Viscaya residences offers a sprawling 3,729 to 4,435 square feet of living space, and feature up to five bedrooms, 4.5 baths and four-car garages. Prices begin in the low $1 millions.
Winner of a 2007 SAM award, Scripps Preserve consists of an eventual 61 homes in three distinct floor plans, and offer up to six bedrooms and 3.5 to 5.5 bathrooms with four-car garages available. Prices begin just under a $1 million.
Consisting of 53 homes in three distinct floor plans, Tiburon homes range from 4,345 to 5,955 square feet of living space. Residences offer up to eight bedrooms, with Plan Three offering a two-story casita with a bath and kitchenette. Prices start in the low $1 millions.
The Corky McMillin Cos. is master developer of The Estates at StoneBridge. For more information on the overall community, visit homeatstonebridge.com.
Submitted by The Corky McMillin Cos.