Yesterday there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Chula Vista Norman Park Senior Center, the presentation showcased its latest improvements.

Opening up its door with its newest makeover, a pickleball and bocce ball courts, and solar lighting for the fitness area.

The Center, formerly the Chula Vista Library, was constructed in 1963. Over the years, it underwent several renovations to bring it up to par. However, these restorations were not completed in one go; instead, they were carried out gradually with the assistance of various funds.

In 2016, with funding from Measure P, the Center got new flooring, cabinets, a remodeled kitchen, ADA-accessible restrooms, and other ADA improvements, a roof, a second-floor deck, paint, furniture, AC System, and a new HVAC system, all totaling to $2.4 million.

In April 2019, a fitness area was installed with the help of a $132,000 grant from the Community Development Block Grant funds and the City General Fund. The fitness area includes low-impact equipment and machines that are easily accessible for those in wheelchairs.

Its latest additions were the pickleball and bocce ball courts, and the solar lighting, all worth $450,000, provided by the Congregational Community Development Corporation (CCDC).

Hours for pickleball are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for seniors and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for all ages, Saturday is open to all ages from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sundays the court is closed.

Also, this Chula Vista Center offers many recreational classes that suit most seniors' needs such as senior tech support, senior morning fitness classes, and senior circuit training.

To learn more about the Chula Vista Norman Park Senior Center, please visit

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