Waterfront Park in Downtown San Diego
Now open to the public5/5 Posted on May 18, 2014 by Pete Thistle.
Downtown San Diego living provides a lifestyle that promotes a love of the outdoors. There is an outdoor activity for everyone as the San Diego Bay, Coronado, Petco Park and Balboa Park are all located nearby. Owning a Downtown San Diego Condo provides you with easy access and the variety of running, swimming, walking, hiking, biking ad surfing.
For those walkers (runners, bikers) out there, the new Waterfront Park is a $49M open green grass park. It is designed to provide multiple events like festivals, wedding events, concerts and a place for residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoors. Being located in the Columbia District, adjacent to the County Administration building and across the street from the luxury Bayside and Breeza condo communities, the park is accessible from everything in Downtown San Diego.
The park has been on the plans for almost 20 years and it is with pride and commitment that the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, the Port of San Diego and the Navy present the new park that they call “new Civic Treasure”.
Trees, fountains and gardens are plentiful at this new park, which takes up 12 acres including the 4-acre County Administration Center (CAC) that was dedicated in 1938 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
The park includes:
• 7 fountain basins
• 31 water jets
• A series of bridges to elevate visitors above the water
• A reflecting pool
• 80,000 gallons of recycled water (will be stored and treated in an underground reservoir to keep it safe for the public)
• 250 underground parking spaces (built with 15,000 cubic yards of concrete. A mix of public parking, ADA and clean-air vehicle spaces will be available. Some of the spaces will be saved for senior County officials, but the majority of the spaces will be for the public who are coming to do business at the CAC.
With the new Waterfront Park, and a committee devoted to open green grass areas, improvements are constantly on the go and in action to maintain and create a truly unique enjoyment of Downtown San Diego. Go check out the park if you haven’t already. It will give you the feel of a new urban park with lots of opportunities!