Parks and Recreation Month Celebrated at Port of San Diego

The San Diego waterfront
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On July 9, the Board of Port Commissioners approved a resolution supporting Parks and Recreation Month, as stated in a press release.

The Parks and Recreation department of the Port of San Diego manages 22 parks along the San Diego Bay waterfront. This includes public boat launches, fishing piers, venue facilities, and a wide range of public artworks.

Parks and Recreation Month has been celebrated since 1985 to raise awareness about the importance of public open spaces and recreational activities in communities. It encourages people and organizations to engage in outdoor activities and allows governments and businesses to demonstrate their dedication to planning and maintaining green spaces in urban areas. 

This year’s national theme, “Where You Belong,” highlights the efforts of park and recreation professionals nationwide who create a sense of belonging, community, and connection.

“The Port of San Diego prides itself on offering 22 waterfront parks to community members and visitors, providing access to some of San Diego's most cherished views,” said Chairman Frank Urtasun of the Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners. “As we reflect on the value of our waterfront parks, we also want to acknowledge the many men and women working at the Port of San Diego who maintain these parks, giving us all places to connect, recreate, and enjoy green spaces within our five urban member cities.”

The Port is set to introduce its 23rd park with the completion of Sweetwater Park on the Chula Vista Bayfront this fall.