Carlsbad City Council has awarded a $26 million contract to San Diego construction firm T.B. Penick & Sons Inc., to build a planned new 32-acre city park known as Alga Norte Community Park.

A recent release from the city said the total budget for the current phase of the project is $40 million. City council also awarded a $743,600 contract to the local office of Phoenix-based Kitchell for construction management; and a $265,000 contract to San Diego-based Wimmer Yamada and Caughey for design compliance.

Grading at the site, at the corner of Poinsettia Lane and Alicante Road, just east of El Camino Real, was completed in 2008. Construction of four planned swimming pools and other amenities is scheduled to begin in June and to be completed in late 2013.

Plans also call for three lighted baseball fields, batting cages, basketball courts, picnic and playground areas, an off-leash dog park and an 18,500-square-foot lighted skate park.