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Relaxation no secret downtown

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Play on the grass at a downtown park happens not far from a familiar neighborhood street corner. San DIegans just need to find out where to go.

Downtown San Diego, a local guide site, a decade old site, still tells locals the places park fans make a habit. For picnics. Taking in a bay view. Or, for taking a stroll.

Cool inside visits at museums and histroical buildings in the big park, Balboa Park, every season, gives locals a reason to return to the park to enjoy downtown life. The park is just the most comonloy used park to try a day of relaxation.

The downtown living guide at the site can turn relaxation into a downtown exploration adventure. At the corner of State and Date STreets, park grass and a small amphitheater stay open to park visitors, when the Washington Elementary School students are not there, the guide tells visitors. Children's Park, near the trolley tracks, and First Avenue, stops passerbys looking at its large reflecting pool and fountain. Across the street from the Children's Museum.

Relaxation opportunities come in park shade areas across downtown. Off Broadway, near the NBC7/39 building, another fountain stands at the center of a plaza play place. SUrrounded by high buildings. Baseball players, and frisbee fans, walk to the Park at the Park, behind Petco Park's outfield.

One more Downtown San Diego place to see stays quiet atop of the breezy Cortez Hill. Tweet Street. People, and birds, enjoy the fresh air under the clouds.

Web guide users do not have to work hard to find the park rounds they can make a habit. The site, however, stays only partly active. Updates are years old.

One of the site's sponsors, the Downtown San DIego Partnership, now osts news on What's Happening downtown on its site. A Padres v. Cardinals ummer game. A Saturday Little Italy Farmers Market.

The downtown crossings locals visiting downtown can stroll are also posgted on the site. Typical walking trips that can help make downtown living healthy.

More park space is coming downtown. Maps will change. New habits can not be chosen on the Downtown San Diego site. The new North Embarcadero esplanade being built along Harbor Drive will have to make the list at its own guide site. Large visiting crowds can learn to like relaxation by the bay.

The line continues next week. . . .

This is the latest local civic story for Citizen Agenda Action Line on Tuesday. To read earlier articles, read
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