FEATURED THIS WEEK
Fishing Derby at Dixon Lake
Last week 6,000 pounds of rainbow trout were stocked at the lake for the annual Trout Derby, in addition the Hidden Valley Kiwanis provided approximately 300 bluegill to stock the “kiddy ponds.” Anglers 7 and under fished from the ponds with the assistance of the Senior Anglers of Escondido.
Tree Climbing Event Success!
Last week the United Tree Climbers Association held their annual Field Day in Grape Day Park in conjunction with our Public Works department. They successfully trimmed and climbed many trees in the park! Check out videos from the event on their official Facebook page:
Visit Escondido at the Transit Center
The combined efforts of our Real Property and Tourism staff have successfully completed the project of updating the VisitEscondido.com signage at the NCTD Transit Center.
Reindeer and Holiday Cheer at the Art Center
6,000 people attended the Winter Wonderland this past weekend at our Art Center. Attendees enjoyed visits with Santa, a light show, real snow and reindeer!
See Santa’s Reindeer in Escondido here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0ItY5Y4ds
Students Weigh In on Escondido’s Future
On November 30th and December 1st, City staff conducted a visioning exercise and art lesson with 5th graders at Central Elementary. After a group discussion about planning and land use, the students envisioned and shared ideas on what they would like to see develop on some vacant lots around their school. The activity helped students learn more about government and recognize connections between government and a student’s everyday life. Over 100 students participated. This activity was possible by the South Centre City Specific Plan planning effort. The results of the art exercise will be incorporated into the final planning document, which will be presented to Planning Commission and City Council for approval in early 2018. For more information about the Project or the art lesson, please refer to the project website at https://www.escondido.org/south-centre-city-area-plan.aspx.
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