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From pasture to present.

The story of where we stand is a fascinating one, but most importantly, it begins and ends with family. Park Circle is built on the same dirt that was once collected on the boots of dairy farmers. The Konyn Dairy was founded in 1971 and was family operated until 2008. Family owned and San Diego based Touchstone Communities offered the perfect plan for bringing the land from pasture to present. A plan for a community, hand-selected by the Konyn family, that would both honor the history of the land, and bring it back to life in a new and exhilarating way.

History Demo

2020
Jul 13

Our Ancestors

Our Ancestors

Luiseño tribe

This land, in Valley Center, started as a home for the Luiseño tribe. They utilized the creek and used these milling stones to grind acorns to eat.

Jul 13

Founding Family

Founding Family

Walsh Family

Before the Konyn cows moved in, the community land was part of the prominent pioneer Walsh Family homestead. They were instrumental in founding the agricultural community in Valley Center where they raised cattle and other livestock, and established a successful grain farm.

Jul 13

Got Milk?

Park Circle History - Roest

Got Milk?

Roest Dairy

In 1933, the Roest Dairy opened for business—and what a booming business it was! By the late 1940s, dairy was the #1 agricultural product in San Diego County.

Jul 12

More Cowbell!

Park Circle History - Konyn

More Cowbell!

John Konyn came to Southern California from Holland via Ellis Island in the 1950s. His job bottling milk for a dairyman in Los Angeles eventually led him to open his own family business in Valley Center—the Konyn Dairy. For decades, Konyn Dairy was a landmark business in Valley Center. But once the family patriarch passed, the Konyn family decided to close the farm in 2008 and put the land up for sale.

Jul 11

Modern Family

Park Circle History - Touchstone

Modern Family

Enter Touchstone Communities—also a locally owned family business. Touchstone took the time to develop a plan for a community that would both honor the history of the space, and bring it back to life in a new and exhilarating way. The Konyns couldn’t be happier about the future plans for their former land. The family even joined us to break ground on Park Circle in June 2019!

Jul 10

Here we are.

Park Circle History - Today

Here we are.

Opening Day

Developed by the family-owned Touchstone Communities, Park Circle will open its doors in late 2020. Our preserved open spaces, native trees, restored silos, and yes, even fun cow sculptures pay homage to our farmland history—or as we like to say it, #frompasturetopresent.

We have a historyfuture together.