100 Years Later, County Breaks Ground on Bayfront Park | NBC 7 San Diego

100 Years Later, County Breaks Ground on Bayfront Park

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    The bayfront park sits in front of the County Administration Building in San Diego.

    Groundbreaking took place Tuesday for a park near Embarcadero that was first proposed in 1908.

    Country Supervisors broke ground on an 11-acre waterfront park along Pacific Highway Tuesday morning.

    The Bayfront Park will feature an 830-foot long fountain with water jets that shoot water 14-feet into the air. There will also be a shallow area for children to play in.

    Original plans for San Diego included a waterfront park that connected to Balboa Park. County officials say this ground breaking is a long time coming.

    "It's been close to 80 years that its been talked about," said County Supervisor Ron Roberts, "So today we are going to make that dream a reality."

    Construction is beginning on the south end of the park for an underground parking structure.

    The north side will feature theme gardens, a promenade and picnic areas. Roberts said this new park will bring new events to San Diego such as concerts and weddings.

    The project should be complete by 2013.