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Sweetwater Park is the brand new public park

Big news for Chula Vista! On Tuesday, port and city officials broke ground on the highly anticipated $19.7 million Sweetwater Park. This marks the first park space planned for the Chula Vista Bayfront redevelopment, making it the port’s 23rd park along the stunning San Diego Bay. I have been going down there and getting some footage and this park is going to look really nice.

A New Gem Along the Bayfront

Located near E Street and Bay Boulevard, just north of the under-construction Gaylord Pacific Resort and Convention Center, Sweetwater Park spans a vast 21 acres. This new park promises to be a standout addition to San Diego Bay, uniquely blending nature and history.

Honoring Nature and History

“Sweetwater Park will be one of the most unique parks along San Diego Bay as it’s inspired by both nature and history,” said Rafael Castellanos, chairman of the Port of San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners. The park’s design elements, created with community input, honor the area’s wildlife and habitat. The park will also pay tribute to the Kumeyaay People’s ancestral lands through public art and educational signage. “It will truly be a space for the community to feel proud of,” Castellanos added.

A Natural Haven for Everyone

Sweetwater Park is envisioned as a natural habitat-oriented recreational open space. It aims to showcase the unique wildlife assets of San Diego Bay and offer a serene environment for passive recreation activities. Its proximity to the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge enhances its appeal, making it a perfect spot for nature lovers.

Community-Driven Design

The park’s design reflects extensive local input, ensuring it meets the community’s needs and expectations. This collaborative effort between the port and the city highlights the importance of community involvement in creating spaces that everyone can enjoy.

Stay tuned for more updates as Sweetwater Park transforms into a beautiful, vibrant space for all to cherish!


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