Sudberry Properties is in the middle of transforming the former site of a sand and gravel quarry in Mission Valley into a 230-acre mixed-use community. The latest part of the process, the first two phases of park and open space construction, is officially underway. 

San Diego Biz Journal reports that a collection of greenspaces are currently being worked on in Civita. That includes the centerpiece of the community, a 14.3-acre park that slopes down into a former quarry, as well as a collection of parks located throughout the property that will total $14 million in development. Some of the elements included in the parks will be an outdoor amphitheater, interactive water feature, picnic tables, and Celebration Plaza, which will host farmers markets, car shows, and other events. 

Other elements in the first two phases include an amphitheater, an interactive water feature, picnic tables, and a large plaza called Celebration Plaza, designed to host farmers’ markets, car shows, and other types of special events.

Two future phases of park development will commence next, adding more recreation areas, open spaces, and sustainable elements.

The parks will eventually be just one component of Civita, which will also include over 4,780 residential units, approximately 480,000 square feet of retail, and a 420,000-square-foot office campus.