NTC Park at Liberty Station is an open space park running parallel to a boat channel at the north end of San Diego Bay. It is adjacent to the The Marketplace section of Liberty Station. The former San Diego Naval Training Center has been repurposed into a mixed-use development with art galleries, theaters, museums, a shopping and dining hub, open space, and residential space in Point Loma. The waterfront park runs along Cushing Road from around Chauncey Road on the northeast to Farragut Road on the southwest. There is a modern children’s playground in the middle of the park, and basketball courts at one end. The park has full restroom facilities. Sandy walking paths and concrete sidewalks crisscross the park. Several large, free parking lots separate the retail area from the park.
What to Do at NTC Park – Liberty Station
One of the wonderful things about NTC Park is its waterfront location. Visitors can walk, jog, or bike long tree-lined concrete sidewalks and sandy pathways throughout the park and enjoy the cool bay breezes and beautiful views. The park has a variety of trees and lush vegetation, including rose gardens where visitors are encouraged to “stop and smell the roses.” Park benches dot the space offering guests an excellent place to rest, people-watch, or view planes taking off from the nearby San Diego International Airport.
There is a children’s playground in a sandlot with an aquatic-themed rubber play surface in the park near Roosevelt Street. A climbing and slide system is partially covered with sail shades. A mini-climbing wall, swings, and little kids/big kids areas are available. Benches surround the playground, and there is an adjacent picnic area with several tables and a grill. Bathrooms are nearby.
Organized sports enthusiasts will love this park’s two huge open spaces that can accommodate field sports like soccer, rugby, or flag football, an unusual amenity in most urban parks. One open field is at the Farragut Road end of the park, and the other is centrally located in the park at Roosevelt Road. There is also a full-court basketball court on the Farragut Road end of the park. Of course, both of these expansive spaces can also be used for a variety of large permit-use events.
Liberty Station Park Essentials
There are modern restroom facilities in the park. Ample parking lots with free parking line the park along Cushing Road. No alcohol is allowed in the park except at permit-use events. There is no smoking in the park. Dogs must be leashed, although owners sometimes play with off-leash dogs in and along the shore of the boat channel. There are several dog-friendly events in the park throughout the year.
Near NTC Park – Liberty Station
Liberty Station is 28 acres of renovated Spanish Revival buildings transformed into a hub for arts, culture, science, and technology. As part of the Liberty Station area in Point Loma, NTC Park is directly across and two blocks away from The Marketplace, one of five sections of Liberty Station. Other sections include Ocean Village, NTC Landing, Harbor Square, and Fitness Club. The Promenade includes theater troupes, dance groups, and other public classes. Sail Ho Golf Course and the Loma Club are within walking distance of the park.
Tender Greens, Corvette Diner, and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens are all excellent choices for dining in Liberty Station. Harbor Square at the southwest end of the park is home to the Liberty Station Conference Center, and Homewood Suites and Courtyard Liberty Station hotels. Visitors will find a little bit of everything at Liberty Station – breweries, wine bars, art galleries, theaters, studios, and boutique shops, and retail stores. Free walking tours of NTC arts district are available.