Community members are invited to attend a grand opening celebration for the Pine Avenue Community Center and Gardens Project on Saturday, May 19, at 3209 Harding St. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m., and entertainment, live music, crafts, children’s games, garden demonstrations and tours will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The new multi-generational community center’s two story, eco-friendly building features a multi-purpose gymnasium, activity rooms and an outdoor patio and courtyard.
Ornamental and Community Gardens
The gardens feature drought tolerant landscaping, a community gathering plaza with shade structure, public art featuring a willow dome, a picnic and seating areas with a water feature, and a raised planter bed community garden.
The schedule of events in the community center is as follows:
11 a.m. Pickle ball (Pickle ball Q&A)
11:45 a.m. Youth basketball demonstration
12:30 p.m. Volleyball demonstration
The schedule of events in the garden area is as follows:
11 a.m. Garden Pesto: Variations on a Theme – Sondra Morison
11:20 a.m. Meet the Artist – Jenna Didier
11:40 a.m. How to quick pickle garden vegetables – Michelle Fisher www.bountiful-gourmet.com
12 p.m. Earthbox® Container Gardening – Jay Klopfenstein
12:20 p.m. Meet the Artist – Jenna Didier
12:40 p.m. Grow Your Own Microgreens – Patrice Smerdu
12:45 p.m. Lady bug release
Hours for the new community center will be posted following the grand opening.
The Carlsbad Community Gardens Collaborative, a non-profit group, will assist city staff with tasks related to this community garden, as it does with the city’s two other community gardens.
Garden plots have already been assigned based on an existing waiting list. For information about community gardens in Carlsbad, visit carlsbadcommunitygardens.org.
For more information, please visit www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec