The City of Vista has recently been recognized with the Public Works Project of the Year Award for the Buena Vista Creek Restoration Project, which was completed in Brengle Terrace Park last year and has created more recreational outdoor activities for the community. The San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) presented the award to city officials during their annual conference.

The APWA Chapters recognized Vista for its good planning, design, and construction management techniques; staying within regulatory requirements; and keeping the project on schedule and on budget. Hikers can now walk further alongside the creek at the front of Brengle Terrace Park which links up with land owned by the Vista Conservancy, creating an uninterrupted trail running from the park to the City-owned Rancho Buena Vista Adobe.

The restoration project was paid for with a $994,000 grant from California Natural Resources Agency’s Urban Greening Program, funded through Proposition 84, passed in 2006.