Did Bayside close?
Bayside Community Center DID NOT CLOSE, but is rather expanding its operations to include multiple state-of-the-art facilities to be located at both 2202 Comstock St. and 6882 Linda Vista Rd, as well as other potential locations. These sites will continue to host Bayside programs and services including senior services, community event space, garden activities, educational and leadership classes, and more. Additionally, new programs and services will be made available to the community including a One Linda Vista mobile coffee cart and produce stand, as well as a commercial artist workshop as these sites are developed.
Where are the senior classes going?
Bayside senior fitness and nutrition programs, like almost all Bayside services and programs, will continue at the 6882 Linda Vista Rd. location, as the building remodeling progresses to completion. As of now, senior lunches, senior fitness and forms assistance services are available at 6882 Linda Vista Road by appointment. Similarly, Bayside’s Academic Club continues to offer summer break and afterschool literacy support at Kit Carson Elementary. Please see our monthly calendar for an updated list of which specific services are currently available at our 6882 Linda Vista Rd. location.
What is going to happen with the Linda Vista Community Garden?
Bayside staff, community gardeners, and students from the University of San Diego’s Engineering Department are diligently working on a number of garden expansion and relocation options for the current Linda Vista Community Garden including but not limited to: mobile garden beds to be temporarily housed at 6882 Linda Vista Rd., a community-wide plant care program and joint-use space within various local schools. Bayside has also been actively seeking to expand the garden to the plot of San Diego Unified School District land adjacent to the garden and connected to the Revere Center. For more information regarding how you can support the Linda Vista Community Garden’s expansion, please visit www.baysidecc.org/food-security
Bayside staff and community volunteers are currently building an expanded plant patio on the west side of our 6882 Linda Vista Rd. location to accommodate our community gardeners' tools, starter plants and various succulents.
What is happening with the old building?
2202 Comstock will be redesigned in partnership with Thrive Public Charter Schools to be a state-of-the-art Community Learning Center inclusive of a brand new school complex, shared community space, and administrative center for Bayside staff. Bayside and Thrive Public Charter Schools. On June 23rd we celebrated the official ground breaking with our Thrive partners and over 200 local residents, leaders and other stakeholders. For more information about the progress of this project and specific design elements, please visit www.thrive.org.
When is the new center going to open?
Bayside Community Center’s new center located at 6882 Linda Vista Rd. is currently open to the public. Please see our monthly calendar for an updated list of services and programs available.