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San Diego Padres open newly renovated Gallagher Square at Petco Park

Posted at 10:49 AM, Mar 25, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-26 09:21:29-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Following a major offseason renovation, the new and improved Gallagher Square at Petco Park is opening to the public on Monday.

Among the speakers at Monday afternoon's grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony: Padres CEO Erik Greupner; San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria; Padres broadcaster/former player Tony Gwynn Jr.; Alicia Gwynn, wife of Tony Gwynn; and Baseball Hall of Famer/Padres legendary closer Trevor Hoffman.

Some of the new features at the transformed Gallagher Square include:

  • An improved, expansive playground and play area with equipment for a wider range of age groups and abilities
  • Fenced, off-leash dog park
  • Improved Play Ball Field
  • Temporary Pickleball courts
  • Public art displays showcasing the talents of local artists
  • Enhanced noise mitigation measures during events
  • New Tony Gwynn Terrace fan viewing deck, which can be used as a community picnic space during public hours
  • Upgraded Entry Gate at 9th and J Street for improved security and accessibility during events.

The makeover is part of the commemoration of Petco Park's 20th anniversary in 2024.

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