No exploration in San Diego is complete without a trip to North Park! What will you find when you wander around this eclectic neighborhood? From the art lover to the music enthusiast, fashionista to the foodie, North Park truly offers a wholly authentic experience for everyone. Founded in 1893, North Park fascinates visitors and residents alike with its visible history that began more than 100 years ago.
Our North Park Main Street mission is to promote development that supports arts, culture, and entertainment while preserving the historical integrity of North Park. To create a pedestrian-friendly destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment that supports our local businesses.
North Park Main Street’s Board of Directors and Committees, working with NPMS staff and the City of San Diego and other key partners, have been a driving force for major improvements and signature events within the North Park community, and in particular within the University Avenue/ 30th Street downtown commercial core.
The Greater North Park community and the Main Street business district have experienced a triumphant rebirth within the last ten years. This North Park Renaissance has flourished with the emergence of a thriving new creative element. In 1998 North Park Main Street declared itself an Arts, Culture & Entertainment District to celebrate and promote this new economic and cultural trend. Over the past several years, a new professional class of artists, designers, musicians, writers and entrepreneurs, and a broad array of imaginative cultural events have transformed North Park into a widely recognized “Creative Community.”
The North Park Main Street organization has approximately 700 members – businesses located in the BID district. Funding for the North Park Main Street program is generated from membership dues, City of San Diego grants, foundation and other governmental grants, special events, and sponsorships.
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