E. School Recreational Areas
Both the elementary school sites are expected to accommodate several acres of play yards and equipment for school recreational programs. Where possible these facilities should be made available for public use when not in use for school purposes. Programs utilizing school and public park facilities jointly should be encouraged. School playing fields should meet standards of typical community team sports such as little league baseball and soccer. Indoor recreational facilities should also be made available for public use when possible.
F. Local and Regional Parks
On a local basis there are two parks proposed in the southern portion of Carmel Mountain Ranch which are accessible to Sabre Springs users. In addition there are three regional resource-based parks within a few miles of Sabre Springs:
Miramar Lake, a park featuring water-related recreation, located between the communities of Scripps Ranch and Miramar Ranch North.
Los Peñasquitos Canyon, a large resource-based park running from I-15 to Interstate 5 (I-5), to be selectively developed with recreational facilities.
Black Mountain, a natural park with limited day facilities, located in northern
The Peñasquitos Creek open space area described in Section 7.3A acts as an extension of the Los Peñasquitos Preserve. Pedestrians and equestrians can follow the creek from Sabre Springs westward through Miramar Ranch North, under I-15, and into the regional park.
7.3 Natural Open Space System
The natural open space system is composed of creek open space and hillside open space as described below. These natural areas, shown in Figure 11, are “designated open space” under Council Policy 600-23. Street-related open space areas such as road medians, landscaped strips and community entrances are discussed in Chapter 2 in Section 11.2C. Open space design and landscaping treatments are further detailed in Chapter 13.
A. Creek Open Space
As shown in Figure 11, Peñasquitos and Chicarita Creeks, adjacent creek habitat and the two lakes should be preserved as open space. The reasons for creek and lake preservation are outlined in Section 2.5B. Together, the creeks and lakes form two continuous, linear, open space bands through the community, mostly through developed areas.