Rec group considers names for new Pacific Highlands Ranch park

The site of the new Pacific Highlands Ranch neighborhood park on Solterra Vista Parkway.
(Karen Billing)

The Pacific Highlands Ranch Recreation Group considered the naming of the new neighborhood park at its Tuesday, June 8 meeting.

The new park will be located on the corner of Solterra Vista Parkway and Caminito Mendiola, adjacent to the Del Mar Union School District’s future school, recently named Pacific Sky School. Currently known as McGonigle Canyon Neighborhood Park, the park will include playgrounds, a pedestrian loop, grassy turf, lots of shade, two lit tennis courts, two lit pickleball courts and a full-size basketball court around a 1.8-acre multi-purpose field. The park is scheduled to be open to the public in late 2023.

Names submitted to the group included Pacific Skyline, Solterra Vista, Bobcat Canyon, Kumeyaay, Juniper and Sea Mist as well as suggestions to keep it as McGonigle and using the school’s name, Pacific Sky.

The group will continue taking suggestions for the park name through June 17. Names can be submitted to Anna Sonnenburg at

A final vote is expected at the group’s September meeting. For more information visit

The park site is currently being used as a construction site for the new Pacific Sky School, under construction next door.
(Karen Billing)