Downtown San Diego has started to become a more park city where we can go relax, have a picnic, bring our beloved pets to and just enjoy our city in a different way. The newest contribution is the groundbreaking of Ruocco Park located right next to Seaport Village in the Marina District…you know where the former Harbor Seafood Mart used to be.
The Port of San Diego will be holding a short groundbreaking ceremony today, October 3rd, at 10am where board of Port commissioners, San Diego County Supervisor, City of San Diego Council members, San Diego District attorney and the president of San Diego Foundation with others will attend.
I was thinking about the name “Ruocco” and it comes from a respected couple named Ruocco who 25 years ago started a fund for creating a public park in San Diego where the main focus would be outstanding urban design. Mrs. Ruocco was a noted interior decorator and a professor of art at San Diego State University and Mr. Ruocco was a San Diego architect and credited with starting the modern architectural movement here. He designed several private homes as well as public buildings all around the region.
Roman de Salvo, a local artist, has created many of the factors that Mr. & Mrs. Ruocco asked for including a sculpture made out of wood. Check out the video above to see more about what Mr. Salvo is working on…pretty impressive.
To read more about the groundbreaking click on Port to Celebrate Groundbreaking of its Newest Public Park on October 3rd and to read 92101 Urban Living’s former blogs about the park click on Updates For Ruocco Park Next To Seaport Village In Downtown San Diego and New Waterfront Park in Downtown San Diego- Ruocco Park – Located North of Seaport Village.