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North Park Mini Park to break ground Thursday

North Park Mini Park to break ground Thursday.
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A long-awaited mini-park in North Park will hold its groundbreaking on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 2:30-3:30 pm. The park will be located in what is now an asphalt parking lot, directly behind The Observatory (formerly known as The North Park Theatre).

According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, The North Park Mini Park will be designed as more of a public plaza, rather than a traditional green space. Plans call for the park to include a climbing structure for kids, interactive music pieces, a concrete stage for performances and a large screen for outdoor movie viewings. The plaza area will also have concrete tables and chairs, game tables and may feature additional entertainment options such as a supersized chess set.

The park was originally approved by the City of San Diego's Parks & Recreation Board in 2012, with the project being put on hiatus until funding was secured. With a deficit of park space in the community, many North Park residents have anxiously awaited the groundbreaking of this project.

Everyone is welcome to the groundbreaking ceremony which will include remarks by community leaders and the placing of a time capsule. Community members are encouraged to bring items for the capsule.

The location of the park will be along North Park Way, with Granada Avenue to the west and 29th Street to the east. More information is here.