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Downtown Parks and Community Services

Downtown San Diego covers 2.2 square miles and is being planned to be able to accommodate up to 90,000 residents and 165,000 workers by the year 2035. It is defined by two magnificent open space assets, San Diego Bay and Balboa Park. It is composed of eight diverse neighborhoods that provide a unique sense of place that all together make up the diversity and the vitality of the Downtown.

As stated in the Downtown Community Plan, open spaces are critical in satisfying the diverse outdoor recreational needs of downtown residents, visitors, and the workforce. They are vital to downtown’s quality of life, especially given high development intensities and San Diego’s mild Mediterranean climate conducive to outdoor living. Parks and plaza also help foster social interactions and sense of community that define the public realm and urban culture.

Parks and open spaces located throughout Downtown will include full block parks with multiple uses, urban plazas that can support a variety of events and activities, and greenways that provide pedestrian connections and a green respite from the hustle and bustle of an active urban environment.

PDF icon Downtown Parks Map


Current Park Projects

Children's Park Improvements – General Development Plan
East Village Green – Phase 1
PDF icon 14th Street Master Plan


Community Services

Central Library
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
619-236-5800
San Diego Public Library Website

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