Waterfront Park Closes for Music Festival This Weekend

The county’s Waterfront Park, a popular spot for families to cool down on the Embarcadero, will be closed to the public as it hosts an electronic music festival this weekend.

On Wednesday, crews began preparations for the CRSSD Festival, a two-day event filled with electronic and EDM acts. Access to the park and metered parking in the area will be limited through Friday as the promoter puts up fencing and the stage for the event.

However, the playground and restroom at the park’s southeast corner will remain open until 10 p.m. Friday.

Up to 13,000 fans are expected each day of the 21-and-up festival. It runs noon to 11 p.m. Saturday  and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.

County officials plan to reopen the Waterfront Park at 6 a.m. Monday, except for the civic greens and West Plaza, where operators will be breaking down equipment.

At its debut in March, CRSSD drew 15,000 people into the park, where fans did more than $64,000 in damage to the grounds, according to San Diego County. The company that hosted the festival was required to pay for the fixes.

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