The Cabrillo Ball Field should become:

a skate park 11% 18 votes
basketball courts 33% 54 votes
a playground 23% 37 votes
dog runs 23% 37 votes
a football field 8% 13 votes
159 total votes


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A ball field!

fredb93117 (anonymous profile)
March 1, 2011 at 5:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

^ I second that nomination!!

loonpt (anonymous profile)
March 1, 2011 at 4:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Basketball courts are lacking in SB. School yards are now, largely, fenced off. The same people who use the skate park and the volley ball courts would also be likily to enjoy basketball. The City needs to install features that would be in constant use (which the ball field is not), so that it would not be a vacant lot for transients to hang out in. Ideally, there would be adult size courts, a Youth size court and, space available, a mini skate park for small-fry skaters. Also, room for snow cone carts or other easy snacks (but not too many, since Tri-County produce is right accross the street and has great food! Ditto The Habit.

artfarm (anonymous profile)
March 1, 2011 at 4:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A soccer/football field would probably serve the most people and also be usable for non-sports activities (e.g. picnics, kite flying, model airplanes, etc.). Basketball courts probably would serve a smaller population but have lower operating costs (turf maintenance can be pricey).

EastBeach (anonymous profile)
March 3, 2011 at 8:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You could take one of the baseball fields and turn it into 2 full size basketball courts and a sizable skate park and still keep two of the other baseball fields as I believe there are three fields there.

People practicing baseball tend to go to batting cages, have an officially scheduled practice, or can just play "catch" in any old park.. but you have to have the games somewhere, and I know these fields are in use nearly year around at least 5 days/evenings a week.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
March 4, 2011 at 10:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Baseball, basketball, soccer, football, all of these are sports appealing primarily to boys. Half the youth population is female. This public space should be for all and baseball/softball comes closest to that, along with a playground.

citti (anonymous profile)
March 8, 2011 at 9:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

A mass grave.

Pinatubo (anonymous profile)
April 13, 2011 at 7:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)