The Children’s Park reopens in downtown San Diego

The park in the Marina District has new spaces for children, adults, and dogs, plus it features a public art installation.

Mayor Todd Gloria leads a reopening ceremony of The Children's Park, with "Petrichor" and a play structure in the background.

Mayor Todd Gloria leads a reopening ceremony, with “Petrichor” and a play structure in the background.

Game, on: It’s playtime at Children’s Park. The city has officially completed its revitalization of the downtown San Diego park at 326 W. Harbor Dr. in the Marina District.

The $9 million effort to transform the 1.4-acre space has been in the works since before the pandemic, which has resulted in delays. The redesigned park includes:

  • A children’s play area and exercise equipment for adults
  • An off-leash dog area
  • Lawn games and picnicking equipment
  • A public walkway through the Civic Pond
  • A public restroom that will be staffed by an attendant
  • Petrichor” — a public art sculpture commissioned by the city, created by Miki Iwasaki

According to Mayor Todd Gloria, a food and drinks vendor will be coming soon to the park, too. This project is part of an ongoing effort to increase and redevelop outdoor, public spaces, especially in urban parts of San Diego.

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