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New Waterfront Park Celebrates San Diego’s Baseball Heritage

New park includes grassy areas, seating, trees and natural landscaping.

Photo by Roland Lizarondo

Above: New park includes grassy areas, seating, trees and natural landscaping.

Monday marked the opening of San Diego's newest waterfront park, Lane Field.

The 1.6-acre park, at the corner of West Broadway and North Harbor Drive, is in the same location as the former baseball stadium where Pacific Coast League Padres played from 1936 through 1957.

"The park celebrates Lane Field's history through its design," said San Diego Port Commissioner Dan Malcolm. "The pitches mound is here, home plate is here and the bases are marked by special lighting. At night, I promise it looks phenomenal."

Features at the park include a tribute to Padres legend Ted Williams at home plate and original signage of the first stadium.

The park is part of the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan.

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