Who We Are & What We Do

La Mesa Park & Recreation Foundation

The La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation was established in 1999 to lead the fundraising efforts for the 23-acre sports complex located on the grounds of Parkway Middle School, now known as the Junior Seau Sports Complex. The Foundation itself granted more than $1 million towards this project. Subsequent projects include the construction of a teen center located in Highwood Park next to La Mesa Arts Academy, and most recently a beautiful Community Garden at MacArthur Park.

It's Child's Play

Our most recent capital campaign, It's Child's Play, raised funds to renovate five La Mesa park playgrounds. To date, four of the five are completed.

  • Collier Park - Renovation in process
  • Vista La Mesa Park completed in 2019
  • La Mesita Park completed in 2019
  • Northmont Park completed in 2014
  • Jackson Park completed in 2010

Non-Profit Status

The La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Tax ID: 33-0856480.