San Diego breaks ground on Olive Street Park

The space will feature play equipment, a deck, and a memorial to locals who died from AIDS.

Olive Street Park groundbreaking San Diego

City officials break ground at the Bankers Hill park.

Photo via @CityofSanDiego

A new mini park will have a big impact in Bankers Hill. City leaders have broken ground on the Olive Street Park — a 0.6-acre community space that will take over the vacant lot at 2772 Third Ave.

Blueprint of Olive Street Park in San Diego

A blueprint of the new park.

Photo via @CityofSanDiego

The $2.3 million construction project will bring public, outdoor space to an area that is mostly residential. Amenities will include:

  • Fitness equipment and a playground structure
  • Open, grassy areas with ADA-compliant pathways
  • An observation deck overlooking Maple Canyon

The park will also have the city’s first memorial dedicated to the 8,000+ San Diegans who have died from AIDS. This has been a long time coming, as activists have proposed building a tribute since 1994.

The project is expected to take 13 months to complete, with a substantial portion of the construction finished by this winter.

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