San Diego Opens New 5-Acre Park in Del Sur Neighborhood

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A view of the Del Sur Neighborhood Park. Courtesy Councilmember Mark Kersey

Councilmember Mark Kersey and more than 100 community members marked the opening Saturday of the five-acre Del Sur Neighborhood Park.

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“The residents of Del Sur came together to enjoy the park for the first time today, and the sense of community pride was undeniable,” said Kersey. “Days like this are a reminder of why I’ve made infrastructure and neighborhood investment my top priorities for the city.”

The five-acre park features a multi-use backstop, full-sized basketball court, tennis court, observation deck, children’s play area, picnic tables, gazebo and comfort station. The park also includes a 5,830-square-foot skateboard plaza, which is the most northern skatepark in the city.

Among those celebrating the opening was former Major League Baseball player and Del Sur resident Brett Bochy.

“Parks like this give my family and I another reason to love our neighborhood,” said Bochy, who played for the San Francisco Giants in 2014 and 2015. “The Del Sur Park’s open space reminds me of when my dad and I would play catch, and I can’t wait to do the same with my kids here.”

The new park is the 21st in Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s pledge in 2016 to break ground on or improve 50 parks in five years — the largest park expansion effort in modern city history. More than a dozen other park projects are currently in various stages of design or construction.

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