• Petitioned Mayor Sam Abed and members of the Escondido City Council

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Mayor Sam Abed and members of the Escondido City Council

Stop plans to "donate" 9 acres of Kit Carson Park to build a Water Park.

    1. Ruth Lopez-Yanez Weber
    2. Petition by

      Ruth Lopez-Yanez Weber

      Escondido, CA

Kit Carson Park is one of the "jewels" of Escondido. It is a a place for people to walk, feed the ducks, let children play,visit the beautiful sculpture gardens,etc. It is home to countless wild animals and acres of beautiful mature trees. Once this natural habitat area is destroyed we will never get it back again. Mayor Sam Abed and the Escondido City Council are presently in negotiations with a private developer to build a Water Park on 9 acres of this beautiful park land. They would DONATE this land to the developer in order to do this! Escondido already has public swimming pools which are available to residents and there is already a Water Park close by in Vista which is an eyesore. There is no need to build another Water Park where residents would have to PAY to use the facilities and give up the park land they love.

A large portion of Kit Carson park was already turned over to developers in the past to create the North County Fair Westfield Shopping Mall, we cannot allow the City develop
anymore of the park for commercial use.
A Water Park would bring in added traffic, noise, and unwanted visitors to what is a residential area with an elementary and middle school. There are plenty of other areas in Escondido where a park such as this could be built without destroying the beautiful park that tax payers have taken so long to build. (Specifically the area by the new Palomar Hospital and Stone Brewery is one such area.) It is unfair to the residents of Escondido to proceed with something like this without at LEAST placing it on the ballot for constituents to vote on.

To:
Mayor Sam Abed and members of the Escondido City Council
Stop plans to "donate" 9 acres of Kit Carson Park to build a Water Park.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Kit Carson Water Park issue is not off the table yet!

      Ruth Lopez-Yanez Weber
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Petition Supporters,
      The City of Escondido posted this link on their website a couple of days ago. (see below) Although there is no immediate worry, you can see that the issue of a Water Park in Kit Carson Park has not been completely taken off the table.
      We have started FRIENDS OF KIT CARSON PARK group, of which I am now a board member. Our sole purpose is the protection and preservation of this beautiful park. If you would like to join us or place your name on our email/contact list please e-mail me at reely3@cox.net Your contact information will not be shared with anyone and will be used for the sole purpose of keeping you updated on the important issues concerning the park. Here is the city's link:
      http://www.escondido.org/clarification-on-waterpark.aspx

    2. Update on Kit Carson Park

      Ruth Lopez-Yanez Weber
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Friends,

      Thanks to all of your help we had a record breaking number of people at the public meeting on the Kit Carson Water Park issue. Deputy Mayor
      Olga Diaz told everyone there that because of the large number of people there she could safely tell us that the water park would NOT be built in Kit Carson Park! I delivered the hard copy petitions along with your online petition to Mayor Sam Abed and the members of the City Council, and am keeping the petition open just in case we need it in the future. Thank you all for your help with this! It is great when the community pulls together.
      Please read how now there is another proposal out there to build an 8 story Marriott Hotel Right Across the Street from Kit Carson Park on the beautiful city owned public golf course Vineyard Golf Course!

      http://www.change.org/petitions/tom-d-agosta-mayor-sam-abed-and-members-of-the-escondido-city-council-don-t-build-8-story-marriott-hotel-on-vineyard-golf-course-i

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Our petition has over 600 signatures!

      Ruth Lopez-Yanez Weber
      Petition Organizer

      Hello Everyone! Thanks to all of you our online petition has over 600 signatures! We still have a week to go before the April 15th meeting, let's keep trying to reach the goal of 1,000 signatures by then. 1,000 signatures is something that Mayor Sam Abed will not be able to ignore. Please keep passing the petition along to your friends and neighbors and post it to your Facebook page if you can! Thank you so much for caring!

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. Petition now has 425 signatures!

      Ruth Lopez-Yanez Weber
      Petition Organizer

      Everyone this is so amazing! Our petition now has 425 signatures! We are continuing with our hard copy petition as well! We are going to have something great to present at the April 15th meeting! Keep passing this on and let's not stop here! Thank you all so much for taking action on this!

    7. We're up to 256 signatures everyone!

      Ruth Lopez-Yanez Weber
      Petition Organizer

      It's so exciting! We are a quarter of the way to the 1,000 votes! Keeping passing this on everyone!

    8. Reached 250 signatures
    9. We've reached 100 signatures!!!!! Let's keep it going!

      Ruth Lopez-Yanez Weber
      Petition Organizer

      Everyone thank you so much for helping us get to 100 signatures! Let's keep up the momentum and see how far we can make this thing go! I am shooting for 1,000 signatures before the meeting at Escondido Public Library on April 15th at 5:30 p.m. We can do this, please pass this link on to all your friends, and neighbors and let's watch it grow!

    10. Reached 100 signatures
    11. 65 signatures! Let's keep this going!

      Ruth Lopez-Yanez Weber
      Petition Organizer

      Everyone we have reached 65 supporters so far with your help! We have a hard copy of this petition that is starting to make the rounds as well! I have contacted a few new stations and hope to get air time on this important issue! Please continue to spread the word to your friends and contacts and don't forget to turn out for the April 15th meeting in the Turrentine room of the Escondido Public Library at 5:30 p.m.!

    12. Reached 50 signatures
    13. We are making progress!

      Ruth Lopez-Yanez Weber
      Petition Organizer

      37 supporters so far and 63 more needed to submit! You can pass this on to people who don't necessarily live in Escondido but benefit or have benefitted in the past from the park, along with people who don't like the traffic this will cause, etc.!

    14. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Rebecca Hegemann ESCONDIDO, CA
      • 11 months ago

      It would be a monstrosity.

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    • jaqueline solis ESCONDIDO, CA
      • 11 months ago

      the water park idea is cool but we should have the water park else where in escondido.i love the kit carson park the way it is now!

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    • Chris Perfili ESCONDIDO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      I have grown up in this area my entire life and I have spent countless days at kit carson (cub scouts, boy scouts, ultimate frisbee, disc golf, soccer, baseball, football, cross country, tennis, and just general hanging out). I have literally done each one of those activities multiple times and many of those activities 10's or hundreds of times.

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    • Christine Wood ESCONDIDO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Bear Valley Road is already carrying nearly 30,000 cars a day and will have even more after all of the road widening is completed. To put a water park, with traffic that would back up to the freeway, onto Via Rancho and Bear Valley is absurd. Kit Carson is a family park -- not an opportunity for the city of Escondido to get tax revenue or give away to a developer!!

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    • Michael Crane ESCONDIDO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      So few places just to walk and rest, those who want noise should go to Legoland or Sea World.

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