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Port of San Diego Public Parks (2012)


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The Port of San Diego's parks occupy a total of 153 acres of lavish open space that feature stunning views of the harbor. Each carefully maintained facility offers gorgeous landscaping and parking. For the pleasure of walkers, joggers, bicyclists and skaters, the Port of San Diego has created miles of pathways that weave throughout the parks along the water's edge. For anglers, fishing piers are found in five locations. The parks are also ideal for hosting corporate events, weddings or reunions. So relax, enjoy and come out and play on the waterfront in one of the lovely parks of the Port of San Diego.

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Port of San Diego Public Parks (2012)

  1. 1. the big bay ® san diego’sbiggest attraction ® This is a good day For additional information or to inquire Parks about park permits, call (619) 686-6200 or visit of the port of san Diego Printed on Recycled Paper © 2012 Port of San Diego. All Rights Reserved. This brochure is provided as a service by the Port of San Diego, created in 1962 by the State of California to foster and protect San Diego Bay and its tidelands.
  2. 2. Parksof the port of san Diego Host An Event on San Diego’s Big Bay ® Host an event on San Diego’s Big Bay. Port parks promise opportunities to relax and Important notes to remember: Port parks are where the appreciate San Diego Bay’s scenic skyline, calming Park permit applications must be received no sun shines, joy is found waters and maritime sights. Their expansive, open later than 30 days before your event date. and memories are made. spaces are perfect for individual and group activity, Park permits are not issued for events that fall on Whether your event is including: major holidays or over holiday weekends. casual or formal, large Picnics Weddings or small, these are great A permit is required for any size group if alcoholic Receptions Reunions places to share good beverages will be consumed or if there will be air Family Gatherings Corporate Events times with groups and jumpers on site. Walking/Jogging Non-Profit Events family, friends or co- workers. Additional information, rules and guidelines may apply to specific parks and to specific The Port of San Diego Park Amenities applications. reserves its parks For your convenience, most parks feature parking, restrooms, drinking fountains and trash receptacles. There are always great ways for everyone to on a first come first enjoy Port of San Diego parks. serve basis. A permit Beyond the necessities and alongside lush is required for groups greenways and waterfront splendor, several parks larger than 25. highlight the region’s lifestyle through recreationalAmerica’s most uniquely beautiful public General information and decorative amenities, including:parks occupy more than 250 acres of land All parks are open from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.and border the natural wonder that is the For information on obtaining a permit go to Picnic Tables Public Art Pets are allowed, but must stay on a leash.Big Bay®, San Diego’s Waterfront. Managed Bike Racks Bike Pathsand maintained by the Port of San Diego, Fishing Piers Boat Launch Ramps Alcohol is not permitted unless you have anthe parks attract recreationists and fun- Gazebos Kid’s Playgrounds approved permit.seekers of all ages with lush, open areaspositioned along a scenic coastal trail. Each Whichever park you choose, be sure to match itsof the 20 waterfront parks is distinctive. The location’s amenities to the needs of your event.parks feature rich destinations, and their (See the inside map)landscaped beauty and sweeping panoramasare complemented by imaginative and distinctworks of community art.The Port of San Diego welcomes you toexperience San Diego Bay’s perfect climateand enjoy any of these parks for your nextspecial occasion.
  3. 3. P S CU A’ R IC BO R R LEGEND A Picnic Tables E H AM Concessions 3 Fire Rings Sand Beach EMB Boat Launch Ramps 4 Fishing Piers HA RBO Play Equipment A A D R I SL AN D Bike Paths RC 2 M Bike Racks A N A DE R O Fitness Stations SLPOI NT LO 1 R I 5 Public Art LT E Arbors SH E 6 Gazebos Restrooms 7 9 10 8 B AR R I O D I E G Highway L O G A N 11 N Trolley A Coaster O Bike/Walk Path S International Border Map not to scale. 20 19 B NA T I O N A L A CI TY D O O R O N A Y 12 C 13 Point Loma 18 CHUL A 1. Kellogg Beach Foot of Kellogg Street P A C I F I C O C E A N 14 VI S T A 15 This sandy bayside beach is an ideal playground for all ages. 17 I M PE R Shelter Island 16 I A L BE 6. Ruocco Park AC H 2. Shelter Island Shoreline Park North (by the gazebo) – 2200 Shelter Island 585 Harbor Lane National City Drive; Central (between the fishing pier and the Ruocco Park is the Port of San Diego’s newest park. launch ramp) – 1800 Shelter Island Drive; and This 3.3 acre park hosts grass areas for recreation, 12. Pepper Park 3299 Tidelands Avenue South (by the bell) – 1500 Shelter Island Drive This mile-long park and promenade features seating, tables and plenty of space. Artist Roman de Salvo developed artwork for the public to enjoy This 5-1/2 acre park has whimsical play Mexico a public fishing pier, boat launching ramp, including a large trellis sculpture that welcomes guests equipment, picnic areas, a boat launching ramp an international friendship fountain and upon entering. and a pier with lights for night fishing. sweeping views. 7. Embarcadero Marina Park North Chula Vista Harbor Island 400 Kettner Boulevard 13. Chula Vista Bayside Park 3. Spanish Landing Park This downtown area park borders Seaport Village and features ample parking, a gazebo and expansive 17. Dunes Park 999 Bayside Parkway (G Street) recreation and event space. 790 Seacoast Drive East – 3900 North Harbor Drive Surrounded by marinas, restaurants and shopping, West – 4300 North Harbor Drive The playground and art at this park make Bayside Park has a fishing pier, picnic and game 8. Embarcadero Marina Park South it a favorite among locals and visitors. This historical landmark commemorates the tables, public art, bike paths and walkways. 1769 meeting of the Gaspar Deportola and 200 Marina Park Way – 600 Convention Center Way 14. Chula Vista Bayfront Park Father Junipero Serra expeditions. The area Coronado features a pedestrian path, bike route, picnic This park on the bayward side of the San Diego tables, Callaway Carillon bell tower and the Convention Center features ample parking, a fishing pier, 980 Marina Way 18. Grand Caribe Shoreline Park mosaic tile artwork at Cancer Survivor’s Park. basketball courts, gazebos and a concession stand. This popular park features a public boat 598 Grand Caribe Causeway launching ramp and beautiful landscaping. The 4. Harbor Island Park 9. Fifth Avenue Landing Park This park features unique and native sculpture “Konoids” by Kenneth Capps adorns 1875 Harbor Island Drive Fifth Avenue Landing California plants making it an educational the shoreline of the park. This one-acre park is adjacent to a superyacht dockage botanical setting. It is designed with a Located near the west end of Harbor Island, meandering naturalized path, benches, a on the bayward side of the San Diego Convention 15. Chula Vista Marina View Park this park features a shoreline path for walkers bike rack and beautiful bronze sculpture Center. For reservations, phone (619) 704-2550. and joggers, a route for bicyclists and a entitled “Sheltering Wings.” spectacular view of downtown San Diego and 900 Marina Parkway Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado. 10. San Diego Bayfront Park This park features play equipment, picnic tables, 19. Coronado Tidelands Park One Park Boulevard an open play area, views of the Bay and the 2000 Mullinix Drive Enjoy a panoramic view of San Diego Bay from this acoustic public art piece, “Wind Harp.” Embarcadero The largest park on San Diego Bay, Tidelands grassy park adjacent to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. For reservations, phone (619) 564-3333. Park offers a beach, picnic areas, baseball 5. Tuna Harbor Park Imperial Beach and soccer fields and plenty of open space for outdoor activities. 700 North Harbor Drive Barrio Logan 16. Portwood Pier Plaza 20. Coronado Landing Park This park honors the commercial fishing 11. César E. Chávez Park 940 Seacoast Drive industry in San Diego and is perfect for viewing 1449 César E. Chávez Parkway The enticing and colorful public art, “Surfhenge,” One B Avenue the diverse boating activity on San Diego Bay. Memorials here, including a tribute to Bob This park offers a recreational pier, picnic and playground serves as a gateway to this vibrant Imperial Enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Hope, commemorate the heroic service of the areas, a soccer field and lush, green open space for Beach park that features a picnic area and San Diego skyline from this park—a favorite U.S. military. active play. entertainment stage. for wedding ceremonies.