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Port of San Diego Celebrates Great Outdoors Month in June

June is Great Outdoors Month and there is no better place to enjoy the outdoors than the Port of San Diego Wonderfront. Throughout the month, the Port will promote the wide variety of ways people can participate in outdoor activities along the waterfront by hosting events, sponsoring events, and encouraging residents and visitors to use its waterfront parks, public piers and boat launch ramps and other amenities along San Diego Bay and the Imperial Beach oceanfront.

Promoting recreation and public access is part of the Port’s mission.  As a treasured destination, the Port provides unique opportunities to captivate visitors and ensure everyone is welcomed, connected and inspired by our beautiful waterfront.

“Great Outdoors Month is a fantastic way to discover the Port’s 22 beautiful waterfront parks and other attractions,” said Rafael Castellanos, Chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners. “We are happy to participate in this national celebration and to raise awareness of the many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.”

Throughout the Port’s five member cities of Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and San Diego are parks with views of San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.  Many of the parks include children’s playgrounds, public art, miles of walkways and picnic areas. There is a basketball court at Embarcadero Marina Park South, as well as a fitness course.  Coronado Tidelands Park has soccer fields and a baseball diamond. Cesar Chavez Park has a soccer field and a public fishing pier with picnic tables, benches, shaded areas and even a telescope for panoramic views.

Other ways to savor Great Outdoors Month are launching a kayak or standup paddle board from Chula Vista Bayfront Park, Chula Vista Bayside Park, Coronado Tidelands Park, Pepper Park or Spanish Landing Park.  The Bayshore Bikeway winds around many Port areas, giving cyclists an enjoyable perspective of San Diego Bay.

Residents and visitors can watch the summer sunset on the longest day of the year at the Wonderfront Summer Solstice Sunset Picnic, which begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 21.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic, blanket and chairs. There will be live music, sweet treats and giveaways provided by the Port.

Great Outdoors Month began as Great Months Week under the administration of President Bill Clinton. Since then, it has been recognized annually with Presidential proclamations that promote the healthful, social and economic benefits of being outside.  

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.

About Port of San Diego Experiences

Port of San Diego Experiences welcomes businesses, residents and visitors from across the globe to enjoy and prosper from our dynamic waterfront.

As a treasured destination, the Port provides unique opportunities to captivate visitors and ensure everyone is welcomed, connected and inspired by our beautiful waterfront.