Master Plan Addresses Sports Field Shortage

Although it's no secret that more youth fields are needed, a draft of the city's parks and recreation master plan being released Monday will disclose just how acute the shortage is in the city.

The nine-month study also will list sites where city officials think sports fields should be built. First on the list will be La Paz Park, a five-acre site at La Paz and Aliso Creek roads, public works director Ken Montgomery said.

"The hottest area [in the master plan] is how short we are now and how short we will be in 2015," Montgomery said.

The draft master plan will take a citywide look at meeting the community's recreation needs for the next 20 years. Included will be proposals for updating biking and hiking trails, tennis courts and recreation programs.

The 7 p.m. meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission will be at City Hall, 27841 La Paz Road. Information: (949) 362-4300.

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