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Collier Park Improvements

Collier Park, La Mesa’s oldest park (circa 1912), is undergoing new improvements. Located at 4401 Palm Avenue, the 7.7 acre park consists of the historical spring house, tennis courts, playground, restroom, and a parking lot.

Construction will be carried out in phases as funds become available, as outlined in the Collier Park Master Plan. Currently, the project is undergoing phase 1 improvements, which are located in the northwest portion of the park at the intersection of Palm Avenue and Pasadena Avenue, and include a new park entry area, raising the grade to make the park more visible from the street, pedestrian sidewalk, park lighting, landscaping, picnic tables, and additional parking.

Phase 1 project construction is being funded by a Community Development Block Grant and the La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation. Project construction is expected to be completed by February. More Information

Participate in Upcoming Community Meeting

The La Mesa City Council will host two Town Hall Meetings. The first is on Tuesday, January 31 at Lemon Avenue Elementary School, and the second is on Thursday, February 2 at Rolando Elementary School. Both meetings are from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. These open-forum sessions provide an opportunity for citizens to share their ideas and comments, and ask questions about issues in their community.

Attendees will be able to publicly address Councilmembers. Councilmembers may then respond to questions or refer the matter to City staff or suggest resources for further study or action. Beginning at 6:00 pm, staff from the various City departments will be in attendance to provide information about services such as crime prevention, emergency preparedness, and recreation classes.

be Ready in 2017

Start off the New Year with ensuring that you and your family are more prepared to deal with emergencies. Here are a few easy steps that you can take to start down the road to readiness:
  1. Know where to go – Do you have an evacuation plan for your home with at least 2 ways out? Do you practice evacuating and meeting up? Map out your home and determine at least 2 ways to get out and have meeting places to do a head count. Practice this plan twice a year and whenever you accidentally set off the smoke alarm.
  2. Know how to reach each other – Do you have a family communications plan with an out of state contact? Make sure that everyone knows who to contact after an emergency. Remember that texting is a better option than calling.
  3. Sign up for emergency alerts and follow us on social media – Visit La Mesa e-Gov to sign up for important emergency alerts and to find links to official City of La Mesa and Heartland Fire & Rescue Facebook, Twitter and Nixle pages for updated preparedness and incident information.
  4. Have what you need ready to go – Do you have disaster supplies ready to go? Conduct a treasure hunt in your home to see what supplies you already have on-hand. Visit the “Emergency Prep” page at heartlandfire.org for a list of suggested supplies.
  5. Keep copies of critical documents – There are documents that can make recovery after a disaster much easier. Important family records such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account information should be kept in a waterproof, portable container and made part of your supply kit.
Taking these few steps and making a few key decisions now, before the emergency, will help when disaster strikes and you are in the middle of the chaos and are unsure of what to do. Let’s make 2017 the year when we will resolve to be ready!

Resolve to Protect Your Home and Neighborhood

Many of us have already begun our New Year’s resolutions, but it’s not too late to make an effort to get to know your neighbors and reestablish a Neighborhood Watch group in your neighborhood. Simply having a Neighborhood Watch sign on your street does not necessarily mean you have an active group.
When was the last time your neighborhood had a Neighborhood Watch meeting? It is a great time to start the new year on the right foot and meet some of your neighbors. Neighborhood Watch is a great way to get to know each other, while learning how to protect yourself and your home. La Mesa’s Neighborhood Watch program provides residents with the tools and information needed to effectively identify and report suspicious and criminal activity, and leaves patrolling the city and criminal apprehension to our officers. It is also a great opportunity to discuss ways to prepare for a natural disaster.
If it has been awhile since your last Neighborhood Watch meeting or neighborhood gathering, please call the Crime Prevention Unit to schedule a meeting at 619.667.7545.

Let’s Move! Get a head start on your new year’s resolution to be healthier and check out the USDA SuperTracker program to set goals for weight loss, increased activity, and healthy eating. Sign up alone or with a group to keep each other on track - it’s free! SuperTracker: My foods. My fitness. My health.
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New Year's Eve Party!

Saturday, December 31st
6:30-10:30 pm

Live dance music by Blue Zone. Sandwiches, Salads, Snacks, Non-Alcoholic Beverages, and Desert Party Favors & Noisemakers.

Adult Enrichment Center
8450 La Mesa Boulevard
$25 per ticket
Call 619.667.1322 for more information

La Mesa Walks! Urban Trail Walks

January 10, 9:00-10:30 am
Meet at the La Mesa Library, approx. 1-2 mile

January 17, 4:00-5:30 pm
Meet at Highwood Park (stairs) approx. 3 miles

January 24, 9:00-10:30 am
Meet at the La Mesa Library, approx. 1-2 miles

For more information contact 619.667.1300

Register for Spring Enrichment Classes

Early bird discounts online only thru January 19. Classes begin January 30. Register Online

La Mesa Library

View the La Mesa Library events calendar
8074 Allison Avenue

Notice: Pool Closed

The La Mesa Municipal Pool is closed for annual maintenance and repairs through February 4.

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La Mesa Pet Therapy Needs Volunteers

Would you and your dog or cat be willing to spend two hours a month visiting patients in La Mesa Convalescent/ Assisted Living Facilities? Call the Adult Enrichment Center for more information 619.667.1322.