City of Escondido


Weekly Activity Report

September 20, 2018


Escondido Fire Department Honors Heroes Alongside Local Students
On Tuesday, September 11, Heritage Charter School held an assembly to honor those who put themselves on the line every day to protect others. In attendance were students, teachers, staff, and family members who are active military, police and fire. Presentations were given by Emergency Preparedness Manager Jeff Murdock and Fire Prevention Specialist Sandra Bauer. Our American Flag was honored and a special song presentation was given by the students and music teacher.

Free Community Wellness Event Next Tuesday
The 12th Annual Escondido Community Wellness Expo is happening on Tuesday, September 25 from 8:30 – 11:30am at the Park Avenue Community Center. This is a free community event providing vital information and resources to older adults and their families.
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September 13, 2018


Exciting New Ramp at Escondido Skate Park
The Escondido Skate Park, located in Kit Carson Park, recently renovated an existing skate ramp and installed a new and improved jump box feature. Staff worked with former professional skateboarder and skate park designer, Kanten Russell to discuss recommendations on the redesign.  The new feature offers a new experience for our users and improves the flow of the skate park.  It has already become the favorite ramp for riders of all wheel action sports, and adds a new dynamic for competitions and events.

New Welcome Signage
New graphics welcoming residents and visitors to Escondido started rolling out this week. Keep an eye out for them on the California Center for the Arts, Lexus, and Westfield digital signs.

The Escondido Creek Conservancy Awarded Major Grant to Improve Reidy Creek
The Conservancy has been awarded $380,873 by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to implement the Reidy Creek Restoration and Beautification Project. The project is a partnership of the Conservancy, the City of Escondido, and the private property owners along the creek. The grant provides funding to remove invasive exotic trees and plants from the creek, as well as clean up and prevent trash and pollution on a large scale. 

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September 6, 2018


Scooter Competition Draws National Crowd
On Saturday, September 1st, the Escondido Sports Center hosted another successful scooter competition called the ESCOOTER Pro/Am Competition. Hundreds of spectators enjoyed watching a total of 87 scooter riders compete in 6 different skill levels from Jr. Beginner up to the Professional Division.  Riders traveled from as far away as Indiana, Arizona, and Nevada, along with our local scooter riders, to compete for prizes and the Professional cash purse. The entire event was professionally live streamed by The Shop Pro Scooter Lab.  This all day competition was planned and coordinated by our Sports Center staff.

East Valley Parkway Widening Project Moving On to Next Phase
Overnight on Thursday (9/6) the contractor will be shifting lane closures associated with the East Valley Parkway widening project, located between Beven Drive and the northerly City limits.  This third phase of traffic control will support completion of the final phase of the project construction.  Making use of the recently widened roadway, two through lanes will be provided in each direction during non-working hours.  Information on the project progress and schedule can be found at


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August 30, 2018

Escondido’s Got Talent!
The 2nd Annual Escondido’s Got Talent program wrapped up with a fantastic evening at final competition show in the Kit Carson Park Amphitheater. 15 talented local acts moved forward, from over 30 at the auditions, to perform the final show for a great audience and five community judges. Three winners, representing solo dance, singing, and group dance, took home cash prizes. The program is produced by Escondido Shines with support from Patio Playhouse, CCAE, Visit Escondido and My San Diego North County.

Innovate 78 in the News
Escondido is a proud partner of Innovate 78. Innovate78 is the collaborative outcome of five cities - Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista - coming together with a shared vision to boost economic prosperity along the 78 Corridor. Innovate 78’s successful meet-up program was featured in the San Diego Union-Tribune last week: 

This event was the 2nd of the group’s “Startup78” quarterly meetups. The first one was in Vista at their maker lab. This fall will be in Oceanside at The Oceanside Museum of Art. And Escondido will be hosting the January 2019 meetup at Synergy Centre.

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