Today, the City of Chula Vista held a ribbon cutting ceremony to showcase many improvements to the Norman Park Senior Center, located at 270 F Street. During the past few years, the Center has received noticeable renovations to the following areas: new flooring, cabinets, a remodeled kitchen, ADA accessible restrooms and other ADA improvements, roof, second floor deck, paint, furniture and a new HVAC system. These improvements, totaling $2.4 million, were funded by Measure P, the half-cent, ten-year sales tax passed by voters in 2016.
An outdoor fitness area, concrete slab and sail shades were added in April 2019 using Community Development Block Grant funds and City General Fund for a total of $132,000. The fitness area features low-impact equipment and wheelchair accessible machines.
The most recent renovations at the Center include the addition of pickleball and bocce ball courts and solar lighting for the fitness area for a total cost of $450,000. Funding for these enhancements was provided by the Congregational Community Development Corporation (CCDC) which owns property adjacent to the center. The pickleball court is a multi-sport floor surface allowing the nets to be removed for additional sports use. Pickleball court hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for seniors only and 1 to 5 p.m. for all ages open play; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for all ages open play; closed Sunday.
The Norman Park Senior Center was at one time the site of the Chula Vista Library. It was built in 1963 and named after Chet Norman, the City’s first park supervisor. The Center offers a variety of classes, activities and events for the senior population, as well as Meals on Wheels San Diego County headquarters on the second floor.