Kate Sessions Park

Kate Sessions Park


Kate Session Park is a 79-acre park perched high atop Lamont Street at Soledad Road on the border between Pacific Beach and La Jolla. It’s named after noted local horticulturalist and “Mother of Balboa Park” Kate Sessions. The park has an amazing view of Pacific Beach, Mission Bay, the Pacific Ocean and downtown San Diego.  It’s a perfect place to park your van for the day and enjoy the city views. You will always see a few vans taking advantage of the park during a beautiful San Diego day.   


Kate Sessions City Park has two separate park areas. The first is a gentle grassy slope which is ideal for picnicking, kite-flying, ball-playing, Frisbee-tossing, and for watching the sun set over the Pacific. This area has picnic tables, barbecues, restrooms, drinking fountains, and a 0.75-mile paved walking path. The other is a section of natural habitat including scrub-covered open space which is ideal for hiking or exploring nature. Many of the trees, benches, and drinking fountains have plaques commemorating donors. There’s also a playground on the west side of the park, near the trailhead.

On the west side of the parking lot, there is a swing set and two playground structures for the kiddies. Kate Sessions Park is a great place to settle in to watch the summertime fireworks at SeaWorld. Bring a blanket, some goodies and enjoy another fine San Diego park.

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