News

Back to News



San Diego County Credit Union supports San Diego’s new waterfront park

SDCCU’s role in the community continues as County opens the region’s largest and free waterfront park

5/15/2014 12:00 a.m.

SDCCU, San Diego’s largest locally owned financial institution, was proud to serve as a community sponsor of the recent grand opening celebration for the County of San Diego’s Waterfront Park.

What used to be a 1,100-space parking lot near the County Administration Building that was dedicated in 1938—the same year SDCCU was formed—by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt has now been transformed into a large, 12-acre bayfront community and regional open space amenity featuring the region’s largest and free waterfront park. It is regarded as San Diego’s largest urban park since the Panama-California Exposition opened in Balboa Park in1915.
 
The park includes a large grassy promenade, a children’s play area, low-water-using theme gardens, plazas and terraces, a picnic area, shade trees, public restrooms, lookout spots for fireworks and a unique water feature—an expansive 850-foot-long interactive fountain with more than 30 jets daily pulsating about 80,000 gallons of recycled water as high as 14 feet up into the air into 40-foot-wide pools and a shallow splash area where both kids and adults can play.
 
“This new waterfront park is truly a civic treasure, and we are proud to be part of it,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. “We were gratified when our civic leaders approached us for support because they recognized the significant role we play in our community.”
 
The previous existing parking lot had been targeted numerous times over the years for development of hotels or other commercial projects. However, the persistent efforts of County Supervisor Ron Roberts have been credited for transforming the area into a locale that could only be found in San Diego, overlooking San Diego Bay and the Star of India, a restored, full-rigged iron windjammer ship built in 1863 that sailed from Great Britain to India and New Zealand and then later as a salmon hauler on the Alaska to California route.
 
The opening ceremonies, hailed as an historic and memorable day of entertainment, recreation and civic pride for the region, were held May 10.
 
San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $6.4 billion, over 266,000 customers, more than 30 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU Mobile Deposit, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA and an equal housing lender. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com

San Diego County Credit Union® was founded on the principle that people come first and profits second. This forward-thinking approach in the banking industry has propelled SDCCU® to become San Diego’s BEST Credit Union and largest locally-owned financial institution. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU serves customers nationwide with 30,000 surcharge-FREE CO-OP ATMs and 37 branch locations in San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. Open an account today.


ABOUT SSL CERTIFICATES
30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs

30,000 Surcharge-FREE ATMs

Access your money anywhere with 30,000 surcharge-FREE co-op ATMs nationwide.
Find an ATM
5/5 ARM

No Closing Costs

5/5 ARM Home Loan
Learn More
Auto Buying Service

Let SDCCU Do The Work!

You provide the details of the car you want and we'll locate it, negotiate the price and coordinate delivery for you – at no cost.
Learn More

1% Cash Back!

Apply for a SDCCU Cash Rewards Visa card to earn unlimited 1% cash back.
*Learn More
Check. Snap. Deposit.

SDCCU Mobile Deposit

Deposit checks from your smart phone in real time.
Get the App