Old Trolley Barn Neighborhood Park

We are going to a Diaper Free Baby / EC meeting today at this park! Yay!

Old Trolley Barn Neighborhood Park
Adams Ave & Florida St

San Diego , CA 92116

“Located in University Heights along Adams Avenue, the Old Trolley Barn Neighborhood Park is a family-friendly recreational gem that pays tribute to a bygone era.

From 1913 to 1949, Adams Avenue was alive with the hustle and bustle of electric street cars (trolleys). The land where the park currently sits, between Alabama and Georgia streets, housed a trolley car barn where trolleys rested and were repaired after a hard day’s work.

Today, all that remains of the old trolley car barn are two columns lined with stones and a plaque that pays tribute to the trolley barn and its service to the community. The columns are also a connection to another San Diego classic that bit the dust, the “Mission Cliffs Gardens.” This botanical garden, ostrich and animal farm was a recreational staple for families in the early 20th century, before Balboa Park was built. It was located next door to the trolley barn.

As you walk along the sidewalks within the park, you’ll notice a map of the community’s old trolley lines, the neighborhood’s street names and more historical tidbits engraved in stones.

A large, grassy playing field welcomes you into the park, which also has a kiddie playground of jungle gyms, slides, a sandbox, swings and more. There’s even a canyon-rim view of Mission Valley. Plenty of park benches and picnic tables are available.”


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