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Port of San Diego to Make Improvements to Cesar Chavez Park

The Port of San Diego will soon begin a project to make improvements to Cesar Chavez Park, located along the San Diego Bay waterfront in the Barrio Logan community of San Diego. The popular park includes picnic and playground areas, a public viewing pier, and a multi-purpose recreational field for residents and visitors to enjoy.

The project will focus on the recreational field, which is very popular within the community and is heavily used for various recreational activities. There are several areas within the field where the turf has worn thin, causing bare and low spots. This project will address this and make the field safer, more resilient, and more enjoyable for recreational activities.

“Cesar Chavez Park is a jewel in the community of Barrio Logan. It’s a special spot where residents and visitors can have a picnic, engage in sports activities, or just relax and enjoy the incredible views,” said Chairman Rafael Castellanos, Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners. “We’re so pleased to see the park gets this much use, and this improvement project will make it more sustainable so it can be experienced for generations.”

The project entails removing approximately 90,000 square feet of existing grass turf in the recreational field and replacing it with new turf. It also includes grading and drainage improvements and modifying the existing irrigation system that would accommodate the new turf field.  

The field is anticipated to be closed to the public from February 2023 through August 2023 to allow for establishment of the new grass. The remainder of the park, along with the public viewing pier, will be accessible throughout the construction period.

A construction contract for the project was awarded to Marina Landscape Inc. The project is anticipated to cost approximately $606,000.

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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.

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