North Park is situated to the northeast of Balboa Park, bounded on the north by El Cajon Boulevard, on the south by a canyon extending eastward from the Balboa Park Golf Course, on the east by Interstate 805 and City Heights, and on the west by Florida Canyon and Hillcrest.

North Park is a neighborhood of mixed architectural styles from many eras, one area of note is the Morley Field area of North Park. Named for its proximity to Balboa Park’s Morley Field Sports Complex, this area is lined with turn-of-the-century Craftsman Bungalows and California Bungalows. Because many of the homes were designed by renowned designer and builder David Owen Dryden, the area is the site of a proposed “Dryden Historic District.” This historical district includes the homes along 28th and Pershing Streets, both bordered on the south by Upas Street and to the north by Landis Street.

An eclectic array of restaurants, as well as independent coffee shops, can be found along the main arteries of 30th Street and University Avenue, considered the heart of the North Park area, and the home of the iconic North Park sign.  The area is also dotted with bars, night clubs, restaurants, art galleries, the recently renovated North Park Theater, coffee shops, and the annual North Park Lions Club Holiday Parade.

Architecture Although North Park is a neighborhood of mixed architectural styles from many eras, one area of note is the Morley Field area of North Park. Named for its proximity to Balboa Park’s Morley Field Sports Complex, this area is lined with turn-of-the-century Craftsman Bungalows and California Bungalows. Because many of the homes were designed by renowned designer and builder David Owen Dryden, the area is the site of a proposed “Dryden Historic District.” This historical district includes the homes along 28th and Pershing Streets, both bordered on the south by Upas Street and to the north by Landis Street.

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