Kevin Reilly did a masterful job in presenting the steps taken during the past 3 years to update the Cays Park Masterplan. Also of interest to all Park users is how the Park usage has changed from Passive Recreation (under City Manager Mark Ochenduszko) to Active Recreation (under Blair King). At the heart of change to Passive Recreation is the Coronado Futball Club, which takes over much of Cays Park on a daily basis.

Mr. Reilly ends his letter by presenting 3 options for the Master Plan: 1) Primarily Passive Recreation, 2) Primarily Active Recreation that disregards the input solicited from Cays residents, and 3) a combination of 1 and 2. As a Cays resident, Option 1 is unacceptable.

And of note is the recommendation to analyze the layout of Tidelands Park to include some soccer fields. As stated this would require working with the Port, but isn’t this part of the job of our city management - to represent Coronado residents to other government entities to improve our quality of life?

VOL. 112, NO. 44 - Nov. 2, 2022

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At a time childhood obesity is soaring it saddens me that some residents of the Cays want to restrict youth soccer at the park. I've had three different kids in youth soccer there for over a decade now. Perhaps instead of trying to restrict youth soccer at the Cays we can celebrate the fact that our kids are so lucky to be able to play and exercise outdoors year round.

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