Colina Del Sol Park in City Heights has three fewer places to sit — for the time being. On Friday, the city’s park department removed three picnic tables that have been waiting a long time for a decorative makeover.

Scott Reese, the department’s assistant director, said work was now underway to install tiles painted by neighborhood children. A local nonprofit thought decorating the tables with tiles could help attract more neighborhood residents to the park, but the department hadn’t installed them because of low staffing levels. So the tiles had been in storage for a year.

In an email, Reese said a city crew removed the tables so the tiles could be installed in the department’s work yard. That will protect them from vandalism as the plaster dries.

“No timetable yet for completion, but they are beginning work as the removal indicates,” Reese wrote. “Once the tables are complete and ready for delivery we can let you know.”

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Adrian Florido is a former staff writer for Voice of San Diego.

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