Memorial Day will be the 20th Anniversary of Veteran's Park!
May 05, 2015 06:31PM
● By Paul Spear
Twenty years ago with big fanfare the existing park was renamed Veterans Park on Memorial Day May 29th, 1995. Before that it was known as Marina Vista Park.
Longtime resident, Josie Hamada, brought the anniversary of the park to my attention.
Josie went on to mention that veterans for the 82nd Airborne Club in San Diego have been coming here every year to celebrate Memorial Day at the park. As far as we have been able to research, it is the only park in the San Diego named Veterans Park although San Diego has plans for a very large one on the drawing board.
If anyone has plans for something special or the anniversary we would love to hear about it.
Just recently it was used when the City of Imperial Beach held its "Open Air" Open House to get the city employees to mingle with the citizens of IB ask ask questions of department heads and personnel.
Other than that, Veterans Park could easily be one o the cities most best kept secreats.
We really should have more activities there as it has a great stage and the park usually goes unused for event!
Here is what San Diego has planned: