Children’s Museum Park

Children's Museum Park

Conceived as an outdoor studio for creativity, play and learning, the Children’s Museum Park is the first of its kind in urban San Diego. Adding precious parkland and extending the museum’s philosophy of think, play, create, the park encourages play and self expression for children of all ages. The park is an exciting amalgam of open spaces, shaded courts, unique climbing and play structures, planting fields, herb gardens, gravel paths and grass areas. It engages us with poetry inscriptions by nationally renowned author, Quincy Troupe, a permanent sculpture by public artist,Roberto Salas, temporary art installations by local artists, and encourages participation by children with blank canvases of concrete and a supply of chalk. The Children’s Museum Park was born from a deep respect for children and their potential for discovery. Surroundings are ever­-changing, flexible, and constantly open to interpretation and play. The park enriches the life of our children, adds beauty and interest to our environment, and is a great achievement in response to the growing sophistication of our city.


Project Information

Project Address:
Downtown San Diego­ area surrounded by Island Avenue, Front Street, Martin Luther King, Jr.  Promenade and Columbia Street, just adjacent to the Children’s Museum (200 West Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101)

Project Owner/ Developer:
The City of San Diego & Center City Development Center

Owner Contact Name/ Email:
John Anderson/ Project Architect/

Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects

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