Kate Sessions Memorial Park
San Diego
"The park is named for Kate Sessions, a San Diego schoolteacher, horticulturalist and chief landscape designer of world-famous Balboa Park. It's 79 acres has a great view of the city from atop Lamont St. between PB and La Jolla. Kids love the open grass areas and the play ground equipment. Families use the barbecue pits, picnic tables and enjoy the beautiful water fountains. You can see Mission Beach and Fiesta Island with downtown views on the clearest days. Katherine Sessions (1857-1940) started a commercial nursery in 1885 on Coronado. In 1892 she made a deal with the city of San Diego to plant 100 trees a year in Balboa Park, in exchange for 30 acres to use as a nursery. She did a great job and we have her to thank for importing and popularizing the jacaranda, now enjoyed by everyone in San Diego. Thanks Kate!" Walker S. San Diego
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Updated: 11/02/2012


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