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Recreational Field at Cesar Chavez Park Reopens

Rec Field at Cesar Chavez Park

The Port of San Diego’s improvement project at Cesar Chavez Park is complete and the park is now fully reopened for public use and enjoyment. The project focused on improving the condition of the grass multi-purpose field, which is popular within the community and is used for various activities. 

The Port took action after years of continued use began to show wear and tear on the grass turf, with multiple areas becoming worn down or bare. The completed project improves the safety and resiliency of the field, making it more enjoyable for all visitors. 

Located along the San Diego Bay waterfront in the Barrio Logan community, the park also boasts picnic areas, a playground, public artworks, and a public viewing pier. 

“Cesar Chavez Park is a beloved community gem, and we want to ensure it continues to be a fun and safe gathering spot for decades to come,” said Vice Chair Danielle Moore, one of three San Diego appointees on the Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners. “These improvements are a perfect example of the Port continuing to deliver on its promise to ensure that the needs and wants of the community are reflected in the priorities of the Port of San Diego.”  

The project removed approximately 90,000 square feet of existing grass turf in the recreational field and replaced it with new turf. Grading and drainage improvements were also made as well as modifications to the existing irrigation system that will accommodate the new multi-purpose field. 

The field closed to the public in March 2023 until its reopening this month. The rest of the park, along with the public viewing pier, remained open to the public throughout the construction period.

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