Vista Community Sports Park


Vista, California


City of Vista




APWA Project of the Year

David Volz Design completed the design plans, specifications and cost estimates for Vista Community Sports Park Project, which was built as a design/build project with Lusardi Construction. The sports park includes two synthetic soccer/ football fields, three natural turf little league fields, a play area, restroom and concession building, picnic areas, trails, a maintenance building and parking. The Vista Sports Park will help serve the athletic needs of the community while showcasing Vista’s native landscape and cultural heritage. The Luisano Indians had a village adjacent to the park along the existing stream. Informational signage and interpretive panels are seen along the trail system which present information about the native vegetation and how the native Indians used it for food, tools, medicine or shelter. Other interpretive panels contain information about the wildlife that once lived and still lives in the area, and explain how the wildlife uses the habitat. Adjacent to the site is the Guajome Adobe, an early Spanish Rancho. Additional historical and educational information about the early Spanish settlers, the Spanish Missions, and how they lived in the area was incorporated into the park design.