Kumeyaay exhibit area in Old Town takes shape!

I swung by Old Town San Diego State Historic Park this afternoon for a short walk.

While most of Old Town has been very quiet during the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction of the new outdoor Kumeyaay exhibit space in one corner of the park has been going full speed ahead. And it’s really taking shape!

I last posted photos of the construction in October. See those here. At the time, I was calling it the “new Kumeyaay park.” But I see there’s now an updated California State Parks web page concerning the project, and this outdoor area featuring interpretive exhibits is officially called Iipay ~ Tipai Kumeyaay Mut Niihepok, which translates to Land of the First People.

To see that web page, which includes a rendering and a map, click here.

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5 thoughts on “Kumeyaay exhibit area in Old Town takes shape!”

  1. What is this going to look like when it’s finished? Have you been out to MIssion Trails Regional Park? If you go to Old Mission Dam and take the interpretive walk from the parking lot to the dam you’ll see the project I’m most proud of in my life. I designed that, wrote the proposals for it and got the funding from the Transient Occupancy Tax. I was on the board of the Citizens Advisory Council for a few years and hiked all round back there for 20 years, long before it was a park. I love it and miss it.

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      1. Thank you! It was 29 years ago — amazing how fast time goes. I looked at your post and loved seeing everything again. They were planning to take Jackson drive right across the part that is now right above Suycott Wash basically from where Jackson Drive now ends to connect with a road in Tierra Santa. That was before the 52 was built, too. I was really lucky to be hiking the last night before the 52 opened, the last quiet night. I love Mission Trails so much. ❤

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