Mesa Jr High Community Conversion Project
Project No. CP0211
Mesa Public Schools is nearly completed with demolition
activities. After demolition is completed, the City of Mesa will
proceed with construction of the new sports complex.
The City of Mesa has selected EPS Group, Inc. as the Designer
and Valley Rain Construction Corporation as the Construction
Manager at Risk (CMAR) to join the project team.
Currently, the team is completing the site survey and gathering
background information. In February 2014, the team will
begin developing a site master plan.
A public meeting was held May 15, 2014, to gather public input.
The City of Mesa will present the sports complex master plan at
a public meeting to be scheduled in late Spring / early Summer.
Construction activities are expected to begin in late Summer
with construction of a new bus access just north of Lowell
Elementary School. A break in construction is anticipated
from the time the bus access is completed until Fall 2014.
The City of Mesa is working in conjunction with Mesa Public
Schools to redevelop certain
school properties with additional recreational opportunities in
response to changing enrollment patterns within the school
Mesa Public Schools has determined that enrollment patterns no
longer support Mesa Junior High School and the 2011/2012 school
year was its last. The majority of the buildings on this campus
are in need of significant renovation. The School District has
asked the City to partner on converting the campus into a
30-acre recreational sports complex. Features proposed for
inclusion are lighted soccer fields and lighted youth baseball fields.
The City plans to reuse the existing school gymnasium. The
reuse of the auditorium and cafeteria buildings is being
evaluated. The sports complex will be constructed in
phases in accordance with available funding and anticipated
This project is funded through the voter-approved 2012 Parks
Parks and Recreation 2012 Bond Program
Proposed Gymnasium Programs and
2013 Public Safety and
The Mesa Parks, Recreation and Commercial Facilities
Department is committed to providing sustainable facilities
and opportunities to enhance the quality of life and well
being of our community.