The Marina neighborhood is a 28 ½ block area with medium level foot traffic. Marina is considered Downtown's bedroom community with a mixture of high-rise residential towers and mid-rise buildings.
Close to the San Diego Bay, Marina is comprised predominantly of residential units with some retail and office space. It is home to several beautiful community spaces such as Pantoja Park and Children's Pond, the Martin Luther King Promenade, the New Children’s Museum and street level restaurants and cafés. Several of the sidewalks are composed of enhanced tiles and pavers. The blocks in this neighborhood measure 200 feet by 300 feet in length.
San Diego Downtown Residents Group
The SDDRG is a civic organization representing the interests of residents working toward making San Diego a better place to live, work and visit for generations to come. To learn more go to their website at http://www.sddrg.org/. While this group is not exclusive to the Marina neighborhood they are very knowledgeable and active in this area of Downtown.
New Children’s Museum
The New Children’s Museum is an environmentally sustainable building designed by architect Rob Wellington Quigley, providing a dynamic, playful public space and community center for children and families—a place to experience exciting art exhibitions, hands-on studio projects, performances, birthday parties, in-depth classes, camps and educational programs. Located at 200 West Island Avenue, the Museum faces Harbor Drive and is well-positioned near the MTS Convention Center Trolley stop, Seaport Village and the Gaslamp Quarter, making it easily reachable to residents and visitors throughout the region. Visit their website at http://www.thinkplaycreate.org/.