Saturday, May 12, 2012

Roosevelt Middle School Joint-Use Field Under Construction

shovel Roosevelt Middle School Vice Principal Karina Reyes joined School Board Member Richard Barrera, Area 6 Superintendent Gilbert Gutierrez and City Councilmember Todd Gloria to break ground on the new joint-use field at Roosevelt Middle School on April 26.

Neighbors and several other city and district leaders also participated in the event that marked the beginning of construction on the new natural turf field. The City of San Diego recently awarded a construction contract to Palm Engineering Construction Company, Inc. to develop approximately two acres of the eastern portion of the school campus into a multi-purpose field that will include a walking track and three new backstops. The school district contributed $600,000 in Proposition S funds toward construction of the $995,000 project.

Prop. S funds can only be used for capital improvement projects.

Following the completion of construction in late summer, an additional 120 days will be needed to establish the turf before the field will be open to students and community members in Spring 2013.

For more details on this project, contact Randy White, school district real estate specialist, at or 619-725-7281; or Barry Kelleher, city park designer/project manager, at 619-533-5219 or Media inquiries should be directed to Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor, at or 619-725-5579