Gathering Places

The San Diego Foundation Gathering Places program is a partnership with artists, designers, architects and urban planners that turns neglected spaces into beautiful, vibrant outdoor places for communities to connect and engage.

Gathering Places turns neglected, blighted spaces in need of transformation into beautiful, vibrant outdoor places for children, families, seniors and others by using art, community planning, and volunteerism as tools for creating more livable, socially connected and civically engaged communities. We bring neighbors together with artists, designers, architects, urban planners and others to create places that bring safety, a sense of identity, and a source of pride through community development.

Gathering Places have been realized for Butterfly Park in National City and Manzanita Gathering Place in City Heights, and more are planned for the future.

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