July 1, 2021
Escondido Welcomes New City Manager
Last month the City welcomed our new City Manager, Sean McGlynn. Sean stepped into his new role on Tuesday, June 29 and greeted staff with a warm welcome and is excited to settle in and lead the team. Sean shared the following with the City staff, "I am looking forward to serving with you as we support and assist our wonderful community. I believe together we can continue the excellent work underway and leave a lasting legacy for Escondido."
Fourth of July Fireworks
The City of Escondido is excited to bring fireworks back to celebrate Independence Day on July 4. While we will not have our traditional large-scale event, there will be a spectacular fireworks show at 9 p.m. The community is welcome to enjoy the fireworks show from anywhere in central Escondido including Grape Day Park. The fireworks will be launched from their typical location in the Woodward Avenue parking lot. Grape Day Park will be open past dusk with traditional regulations in place - no dogs, BBQs, or alcohol. Please remember, all unpermitted fireworks are illegal in the City of Escondido.
Escondido Library Mural Project
Thank you to everyone who submitted comments about the proposed designs for the Library mural. The Escondido Library Foundation has selected option #1. Based on community feedback, artist Julia Anthony will include more people, more flora and fauna native to Escondido, and much more details in the vineyard among other tweaks. Famed Library Cat, LC, will also be included on the steps of the historic library building. Stop by and check out the artist in action to see how this beautiful piece unfolds.
Parks and Recreation Month
Join us and the National Recreation and Park Association to celebrate #OurParkAndRecStory during Park and Recreation Month! We will be hosting free events throughout the month of July to celebrate. More information can be found here .
Washington Park Cleanup
On Saturday, June 26 almost 80 volunteers from the WeLoveU foundation partnered with the City of Escondido's Public Works staff and the Volunteer Escondido program to help beautify Washington Park by picking up trash, trimming up landscaping, spreading out playground chips, and painting the restroom building. Learn how you can get involved in future volunteer efforts by visiting volunteer.escondido.org.
COVID-19 Vaccinations for Youth 12+
Free COVID-19 vaccinations will be available for youth 12 years and older on Saturdays at the Neighborhood Healthcare Vaccine Clinic at the Palomar College Escondido Campus. Appointments from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. are available and can be made by visiting myturn.ca.gov. Walk ups are also available. The vaccine clinic is scheduled every Saturday, with the exception of July 3 through July 17. Free transportation is available through North County Transit District , Uber, and Lyft.
Summer Nutrition for Children Under 18
Through August 2, anyone 18 and under may take advantage of free weekly meal kits containing breakfast and lunch. Meal kits will be available every Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Escondido, Orange Glen, and San Pasqual High Schools. All locations will be closed on Monday July 5 in observance of the July 4 holiday. Meal kits for that week can be picked up on Tuesday, July 6. No application or registration is necessary. See flyer for more details.
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