Councilmember Georgette Gómez (District 9)

Azalea Park


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Marisa Berumen

Azalea Park is a primarily single-family residential home neighborhood with a few sprinkled low-density multifamily complexes. Poplar Avenue bisects Azalea Park and provides some neighborhood commercial services to the area. Azalea Park is one of the most active residential neighborhoods in City Heights and one of the first in the City of San Diego to implement the neighborhood policing program. Local craftsmen and artists have created unique wood crafted street signs representing the flower names of many of the streets in the neighborhood. The neighborhood of Hollywood Park is bound to the south by Hollywood Park and Canyon.

On December 13 and 14, 1996, the Azalea Park neighborhood Association co-sponsored a ?Village Charrette? with Hollywood Park neighborhood, to identify neighborhood improvements for revitalization. The vision reached during the event was: the establishment of a ?Village in a Park? creating cohesion and place for the two neighborhoods; using the canyon open space and existing Azalea Park and Hollywood Park as a resource to attract business and shops; and the establishment of gateway entrances featuring artwork. Along with these ideas would go improvement of public infrastructure and services, amendments to zoning to permit ?live work? artist and commercial space, improved parking and development of a unique village design.Azalea Park is close neighborhood with a strong commitment to community involvement. They have one of the largest and most active neighborhood associations in San Diego. They regularly join together for canyon clean-ups, neighborhood paint-outs, toy drives and other community activities.

Many residents have been in the community for 50 years or more. A large percentage of the homes in Azalea Park are owner-occupied. New arrivals have significantly improved both the physical appearance and the community spirit here.

PDF icon Azalea Park Revitalization Plan (2002)

Community Meetings

Azalea Park Neighborhood Association
2nd Tuesday of every month, 6:30 pm
Azalea Park Recreation Center
2596 Violet Street, 92105
President: Linda Pennington

Azalea Park Recreation Council
3rd Thursday of every month, 6:30 pm
Azalea Park Recreation Center
2596 Violet Street, San Diego CA
Area Manager: Raul Contreras