The Starridge Park parking lot will be closed from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4 as temporary, portable lights are set up at the Starridge ballfield. The lights are being rented while the Lake Poway ballfield is closed during construction of the critical water infrastructure projects that will increase the reliability of drinking water for Poway water customers now and for generations to come.
The use of lights will be limited to Monday through Saturday until 8 p.m. only when leagues are using the field. Both the City and the leagues reserving the field are committed to ensuring the lights are off at 8 p.m. Field reservation and use will be limited to Poway-based youth teams that are already a part of the Poway Sports Association.
The rented lights are being delivered from out of state and the contractor anticipates having them delivered on Monday. Once in place, there will be a daytime test to ensure they are working. An additional test at night will be scheduled and park neighbors will be notified via a follow up letter. There will be no night play until the test is completed. While these portable lights are in use, city staff will continue to monitor the impact of the field use and lights.
If you have questions or concerns, either now or once the lights are in place, please reach out to Community Outreach Coordinator Rene Carmichael at 858-395-1298 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you live near Starridge Park and did not receive the initial notice, you may contact Rene to be placed on the mailing list. The night time testing of the lights will not happen prior notifying residents via mail.