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Waterfront Park landscape tops off for grand opening

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Waterfront Park at 1600 Pacific Highway opens for free visits in one week, on Saturday, May 10th. The civic greens and gardens workers layed in on the long stretch of blocks from Ash Street to Grape STreet still stayed filled with sweat on landscape workers the last day in April. Park dirt filled the last raw grounds.

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Reflecting pool fountain water ran between the greens and the promenade in the south park. A sprinkler near Harbor Drive gave the lawn a project end watering.

Everyuthing has to look just right for the 10 am ribbon cutting event the five county supervisors put on for the public. On the main stage on the north civic greens San DIegans will later fly a kite, local families, and friends, will hear about the special events--concerts and festivals--that will happen in the park built for public meetings and picniccs.

Entertainment lasts until 6 pm.

The big job building the largest waterfront park inthe region, a public park planned for decades, conserves open space on the San Diego harbor line parking spaces for the COunty Administration building covered both north and south lots. Short flowering plants landscape workers worked on rooting in the gardens on Wednesday will grow across the landscape next to groves of shade trees. Walking paths that cross the north-south promenade next to the fountain connect small places to sit on benches unwrapped for the opening to the west side civic greens.

Thick shade is onoy half grown at the new Waterfront Park. All the playground equipment is in at the children's layground built on a center mound.

County CAO, Helen Robbins-Meyer, joins Supervisor Greg COx, and Chargers Play60 to celebrate the opening. San DIegans, and visitors to the county, just need to show up for the first day at the park.

A short video is posted on Facebook. Look over a grand opening event map posted at the COunty website.

THis is the latest story told for Saturday City Scene Chronicles. TO read earlier articles, read
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