Welcome to San Diego Blog | June 9, 2014
New Park in East Village
East Village celebrated the grande opening of it’s newest neighborhood park on Sunday. Located in the space behind The Mission on J St between Market and 13th, the park has a new and funky concept. The park is a small open space with a temporary and changing make-up that will constantly be reprogrammed.
The new use of the space is a tremendous improvement over what was there just months ago. It was once a filthy parking lot that was often just a trash receptacle or place for homeless to set up camp every evening.
It features trees, still in the box from the nursery and instead of a playground, it features wooden palets stacked to create place for people to sit or children to play. The wooden pallets also contain white letters to create a word finding game. With the need to keep the budget down, East Village residents spoke out with their ideas and this the outcome of their desire for a place where neighbors would want to hang out and stay for a while.
The new park will be maintained by The Downtown Partnership’s clean and safe program.
Todd Gloria, who cut the ceremonial ribbon at the park’s grand opening was quoted as saying, “This is a big deal for our city. It’s all about collaboration and coming together to do great things that don’t cost a heck of a lot.”
HP Investors graciously donated use of the space and paid for the improvements to the lot. RAD Lab, a local design firm was responsible for the transformation and is proud of its ability to create a place for people, dogs and children to all come together.
East Village Pocket Park
For more information about parks, recreation and living in downtown San Diego, give the downtown real estate experts at Dannecker & Associates a call: 619-365-3099