Ruocco Park

Note: This is an archive of the construction phase of the project, which is complete. Please visit the official Ruocco Park page.

Welcome to the Ruocco Park home page. This public park will be located on 3.3 acres along the San Diego Bay waterfront, west of Pacific Highway and south of Harbor Drive. Construction began in October 2011 and should be completed in September 2012.

Ruocco Park will serve as an interactive public space that integrates the use of hardscape, ornamental horticulture and art for the benefit of the public to gather, view, and enjoy the waterfront and skyline of San Diego. It is funded through a unique public-private partnership, with funds provided by the Port and the Lloyd and Ilse Ruocco Fund administered by The San Diego Foundation.

The park site is where the former Harbor Seafood Mart was located, and contained a parking lot and portions of a building that were demolished to make room for the new park.

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Port of San Diego and City Celebrate Opening of New Waterfront Park

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RuoccoParkOpensThe Port of San Diego and the city are celebrating a new jewel on the waterfront. The newest gem is Ruocco Park, the Port of San Diego’s 18th dedicated public park overlooking San Diego Bay and the city’s downtown skyline.

More than 150 people, including City, County and Port dignitaries, gathered on Thursday, September 18, 2012, along the waterfront at the corner of North Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway for the grand opening of the 3.3-acre park that one downtown resident described as an extension of her backyard.

“It’s a spectacular park,” said Lee Burdick, a member of the Board of Port Commissioners, who served as the mistress of ceremonies.

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Port of San Diego to Dedicate New Public Park

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ruocco21The Port of San Diego will dedicate its 18th waterfront park, Ruocco Park, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2012.

Located just north of Seaport Village, the park was built at the site of the former Harbor Seafood Mart at the southwest corner of Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway in San Diego. Its opening will bring the total dedicated park space on Port property to 153 acres.

City of San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, San Diego Council President Pro Tem Kevin Faulconer, San Diego Councilmember Todd Gloria and San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox will join Port Commissioners in dedicating the park. Executives from the San Diego Foundation, who awarded the Port a $3.5 million grant to help pay for the park, will also participate.

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Roman de Salvo Begins Installation of Artwork at Port's Ruocco Park

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ruoccoartinstall1 copyRuocco Park Will be the Port of San Diego's 18th Park

San Diego artist Roman de Salvo began installation of the public artwork, The Riparium, at the site of Ruocco Park this week.

The large-scale artwork will serve as a sculptural gateway to the Port of San Diego's latest waterfront park, which is nearing completion just north of Seaport Village at the former Harbor Seafood Mart site.

Positioned at the corner of Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway, it will stand approximately 45 feet high and will be about 70 feet wide. As park goers pass through the sculpture, they will view Ruocco Park's landscape with the glistening San Diego Bay as a backdrop.

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Construction Progressing on Port of San Diego's Newest Park

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Construction is progressing on the 3.3-acre Ruocco Park, in San Diego, which will be located just north of Seaport Village, and sidewalks around the perimeter of the site will be closed through early April.Construction is progressing on the 3.3-acre Ruocco Park, in San Diego, which will be located just north of Seaport Village, and sidewalks around the perimeter of the site will be closed through early April.

Contractors will be re-routing pedestrian traffic from the park site – at Pacific Highway and North Harbor Drive – from January 9 through at least early April 2012. This temporary pedestrian detour is necessary for the safety of pedestrians and construction workers.

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