MASTER PLANNING DEVELOPMENT
Morley Field - Comprehensive Plan
Incremental Implementation Development for this master plan can be at a a small scale and in phases to achieve much larger goals for outdoor recreation enhancements. Morley Field is part of the larger Balboa Park area and the sports complex currently houses tennis courts, mixed baseball and soccer fields, dog park, hiking trails, kick ball, softball, frisbee golf, Balboa Park Golf course, Bud Kerns lap lane pool, archery and biking velodrome. Our goal is to start with lighting at fields to first allow for later adult softball and youth groups to extend play with next steps to replace bathrooms. The larger vision is to create dedicated soccer fields then enhance and create more sports facilities throughout.
Take a Closer Look
Beach Volley Ball
Beach Volley Ball has been existing for many years but due to poor maintenance and lack of equipment the space is not utilized. This is a quick and easy activation opportunity and we purchased and donated some nets and balls to the site. We are organizing a public cleanup event to make this space better utilized with a goal of more permanent installation for seating and benches.
Soccer Fields: Option #1
Dedicated Fields North West of Frisbee Golf
Option 1 location would relocate Archery Range but allow for three fields northwest of the Frisbee Golf area. This design would also reprogram parking to get additional spots along access road. It would include bathroom and incorporate Beach Volley Ball. This design has been designed by Studio Varone Architecture. This will allow for year around use along with dedicated baseball fields that will also allow year around use.
Soccer Fields: Option # 2
Dedicated Field South of Knights Baseball
The ideal solution would be to create a series of soccer fields south of the Knights Baseball Field in coordination with Studio Varone Architecture. This area allows for new site placement without displacing other sports facilities. The region will repurpose old landfill in Florida Canyon. This will allow for year around use along with dedicated baseball fields that will also allow year around use.
Soccer Fields: Option #3
Repurpose the City Site at edge of Golden Hill
In any event of site activation this area would benefit of reconnecting the existing park facilities at Morley Field, Golden Hill and Balboa Park. This area is currently used for homeless encampment and city equipment but soccer fields or other facilities would bridge the connection of green space to downtown and the communities in South Park, Golden Hill, North Park and Hillcrest.
Expansion of Bud Kerns Pool with Aquatic Complex
The current issues the community faces with Bud Kerns Pool is that it is a historic Building and Pool which limits the extent of its size and use. It currently functions as lap lanes with flex space to the North and South but this restricts family use of the space. Small children are not able to utilze the facility like other state of the art facilites which would focus on varied zones of indoor and outdoor but also kids dedicated areas and adults.