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Central Balboa Park parking lot turned into pedestrian plaza: SDUT

Updated: Jan 14, 2022

Yesterday, city officials celebrated the official opening of the Palisades Plaza celebrating the work and vision of the Balboa Park Committee of 100.

The resurfaced area directly in front of the San Diego Air & Space Museum, which had been the 144-space South Palisades parking lot, is now a car-free zone with turf, colorful tables and chairs, enhanced lighting and landscaping, an improved tram stop and upgraded sidewalks.

“By restoring the Palisades to its original grandeur, we’ve turned what was literally a crumbling parking lot into San Diego’s next great public space for San Diegans to enjoy at a time when they need it the most,” said outgoing Mayor Kevin Faulconer. “This was a very important first step.”

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