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Posted 3 August 2017
Rosetta Canyon Sports Park is a much-anticipated and long-awaited, multipurpose outdoor recreation park that provides the local and surrounding community with a modern and high-quality action sports park capable of attracting national and regional baseball and softball tournaments to the city.
The park, initially an 8-acre community park, was redeveloped to maximize use of all 21.6 acres that the park was zoned for. The baseball fields were designed in an innovative star pattern with home plate for each field closest to the center, allowing for five games to be played simultaneously. In the center of the star is a two-story concession stand, giving fans a 360-degree unobstructed view of all five fields.
In addition to the state-of-the-art baseball fields, the park also contains a big and small dog park with play equipment to allow pet owners to socialize their dog off-leash; a community garden with input from local residents on planting ideas; high-quality, synthetic football and soccer field for use by local community and school teams; an additional 320 parking stalls to accommodate large crowds during tournaments; and a jogging track for public use.
One Rosetta Canyon resident stood on the observation deck during the opening day celebration, took a look around, and said in part, “This is phenomenal. It’s beautiful. I knew it would be a wonderful park. I didn’t expect to have my breath taken away. I have a daughter in a wheelchair, and everything looks accessible.”
The park is completely Americans with Disabilities Act accessible, and features pedestrian roundabouts that surround the baseball fields. It also features lit vehicular and pedestrian archways at the entrance of the park, and the baseball fields that illuminate at night.
BergerABAM provided civil engineering design, bid, and construction phase services, including extensive sidewalk design; a hydrology study; preparation of stormwater pollution prevention plan; and preparation of a water quality management plan.
Rosetta Canyon Sports Park has recently won the 2017 Outstanding Project of the Year award from the Los Angeles Section (Riverside/San Bernardino Branch) of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The selection committee felt that the project was a fine representation of the community that preserves the city's motto, "Dream Extreme.” It brings the city of Lake Elsinore one step closer in their concerted effort to become the “Action Sports Capital of the World.”