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 (except for December) 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, community mixers and community clean-ups/ Stop Graffiti Campaigns, offering a member discount program and hosting a community website.
North Park Maintenance Assessment District (MAD)
The 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
Glenn Torio, Grounds Maintenance Manager
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. NPRC meets every 4th Monday at 6PM at the North Park Recreation Center: 4044 Idaho St. San Diego, CA 92104
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.
North Park Business Associations
For information regarding business groups in the community, refer to the North Park Business Associations section of the website.