North Park Community Groups

North Park Planning Committee (NPPC)

The City of San Diego has legislatively created Planning Areas throughout San Diego. Each of these areas has a Committee whose sole purpose is to advise the City as it relates to local planning decisions. The North Park Planning Committee (NPPC) represents the citizens of North Park by providing a forum to discuss, explore, question and monitor land use and development issues. The North Park Planning Committee is recognized by the City as an important part of the approval process for new development and services.

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
North Park Christian Fellowship, second floor
2901 North Park Way
San Diego, Ca 92104


North Park Community Association (NPCA)

The North Park Community Association (NPCA) was formed in 1984 to create a voice to educate, inform and empower the North Park community, provide a forum for issues of concern to the North Park community, and enhance residents’ quality of life by working with commercial, civic and governmental partners. An all-volunteer organization, the NPCA brings together the diverse residents, property owners and business people of
North Park. Issues important to the NPCA include public safety, education, land use, public facilities and services, commercial revitalization, community image and cultural activities. Among NPCA’s
core areas of service are sponsoring the Bird Park Summer Concerts, Toyland Parade, community mixers and community clean-ups/ Stop Graffiti Campaigns, offering a member discount program and hosting a community

Meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m
Lafayette Inn
2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, Ca 92104


North Park Maintenance Assessment District (MAD)

North Park MAD is a special district under state law that allows property owners to assess themselves to pay for services beyond what the City normally provides in terms of street lights, street cleaning and landscape maintenance. The North Park MAD was created in 1996 and approved by a majority vote of property owners in 1998. The district encompasses the vast majority of Greater North Park, bounded on the north by El Cajon Blvd and Monroe Avenue, on the east by I-805, on the west by Georgia
Street, and on the south by Juniper Street. City staff works with a local Advisory Committee to establish project priorities. MAD activities are governed by an Assessment Engineers Report (AER), which outlines district boundaries and the scope of benefits. Assessments can only be spent on projects in the AER. Once the AER has been approved by a majority of property owners, it can only
be changed by a new majority vote of property owners.
North Park Assessment Engineer’s Report

Meets on the second Monday of the month, at 6:00pm
North Park Adult Activity Center
2719 Howard Ave. 

Rob Steppke, Board Chair

Cory Peterson, District Manager
(619) 685-1356

Beethoven Burks, Grounds Maintenance Manager
(619) 685-1352

North Park Recreation Council

The North Park Recreation Council is an advisory group made up of involved individuals that either reside in or own a business in the North Park Community. The Recreation Council promotes local recreation programs through coordinating planning, administrative, marketing and administrative efforts with vendors and City staff. The Recreation Council makes recommendations to the San Diego Park and Recreation Department, Park and Recreation Board and the Community Parks Area Committees regarding park and recreation programs and facilities. Meetings are open to the public and participation is welcomed.

North Park Historical Society (NPHS)

The NPHS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of North Park’s historic resources in neighborhoods developed during the early and middle 1900s.  The NPHS has won an Award of Excellence for History from the City of San Diego Historical Resources Board for publication in 2007 of a highly reputed book on North Park’s first 50 years – “North Park: A San Diego Urban Village, 1896-1946” by historian Donald Covington. NPHS members lead historical neighborhood walking tours in four North Park neighborhoods.

Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the Month at 6:30 pm
Masonic Lodge
Utah Street and North Park Way


Altadena Neighborhood Association

The Altadena Neighborhood Association represents one of North Park’s recognized neighborhoods. It is a 100% volunteer organization which assists residents and businesses of Altadena to assemble, associate and work together to improve the Altadena neighborhood. Altadena is bound by Upas Street to the north, 32nd Street to the west, Redwood to the south and Boundary Street to the east.

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Turnkey Realty
3201 Thorn St.
San Diego, Ca 92104


Burlingame Homeowners’ Association

Burlingame Homeowner’s Association represents one of North Park’s recognized neighborhoods. It is a Voluntary Traditional Historic District with approximately 150 homes designated historic landmarks. Burlingame is bound by Switzer Canyon to the north, Kalmia Street and Juniper Street to the south, 30th Street to the west, and 32nd Street to the east.

Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Mazara Pizza and Italian Deli
2302 30th St San Diego, Ca

University Heights Community Association (UHCA)

University Heights is a City-recognized western neighborhood of North Park. It is a small pocket community located near the central Uptown area, roughly bound by Mission Valley to the north, Lincoln Street to the south, Texas Street to the east, and Park Avenue to the west. It is known for its wide sidewalks and active art, theater, and music life, and its boutique style dining establishments. University Heights is home to the UH Athenaeum School of the Arts, Trolley Park and University Heights Branch Library. The University Heights Community Association (UHCA) represents the community with the City of San Diego as relates to community projects and developers.

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
4452 Park Blvd. Suite 104
San Diego, Ca


University Heights Community Development Corporation (UHCDC)

The UHCDC was formed in 1985 by members of the University Heights Community Association (UCHA). Since 1987 the UHCDC has been actively involved in its mission to enhance and promote both the residential and commercial entities of the University Heights Community. It joins with the UHCA in preserving the historic integrity of its immediate and adjacent neighborhoods, planning for its future, securing and providing both a safe and aesthetic environment for its residents, and fostering business retention and involvement.

(619) 297-3166


University Heights Parks and Recreation Council

The University Heights Parks and Recreation Council is a committee of the UHCDC. The mission of the UH Parks & Recreation Council is to provide oversight of the Trolley Barn Park, the dedicated open space at University Heights Point, and the Birney Joint Use Playing Field.

Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Birney School Library
4345 Campus Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116

North Park Business Associations

For information regarding business groups in the community, refer to the
North Park Business Associations

section of the website.