This morning I walked around the north end of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. I wanted to check out the progress that has been made with the State Park’s big expansion.
Old Town’s new outdoor interpretative area is beautiful and appears to be nearing completion!
I took photos of the area under construction four months ago and posted them here. You can definitely see the progress!
This large plot of land where the old Caltrans building used to be–at the corner of Juan Street and Taylor Street–is being converted into an inviting space that is alive with native vegetation and historical exhibits. Visitors walking along various pathways will have the opportunity to learn about the life and culture of the Native American Kumeyaay people. The Kumeyaay lived here by the San Diego River long before Europeans arrived.
The California State Parks website refers to this outdoor space as Land of the First People Exhibit Area—called Iipay ~ Tipai Kumeyaay Mut Niihepok.
As I circled the construction site fence, I noticed many plaques have been installed. I’ll be eager to read them once this area opens to the public.
This is what I saw…