Freedom Park at Navy Pier

The USS Midway Museum and Port of San Diego made a commitment in 2004 that one day they would develop a park on Navy Pier. After many years of negotiations and planning, the Coastal Commission’s approval in February 2023 paved the way to begin building the park, YOUR park – Freedom Park at Navy Pier.

Timeline & Design

Building a 10-Acre Park

Designs are currently being developed to create a park that will extend from the west end of Navy Pier, around Midway, to the Bob Hope memorial. Spanning nearly 10 acres, it will be the largest veterans park on the West Coast and tell the story of everyday heroes who served our country and preserved our freedoms. Demolition of the last remaining building on the pier is scheduled for Spring 2024.

Park Funding

Cost Projection

The project is projected to cost a minimum of $65 million for a complete overhaul and update of the pier itself, followed by the demolition of Building 11 and the construction of the park. With commitments to date from the Port of San Diego ($11.7 million), the USS Midway Museum ($15 million), Congressman Scott Peters ($2 million), and private donors ($6 million), approximately $30+ million will need to be raised through fundraising led by the USS Midway Foundation.

$11.7 Million Port of San Diego
$15 Million USS Midway Museum
$2 Million Congressman Scott Peters’ Office

How to Support & Naming Opportunities

To learn how to leave your legacy at Freedom Park, download the presentation about this exciting next chapter for Navy Pier, San Diego Bayfront, and the USS Midway.

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Freedom Park Legacy Brick

Although Freedom Park at Navy Pier will not be ready for a few more years, you can own a piece of it today! Click here to purchase your very own Freedom Park Legacy Brick and join us today by leaving your legacy for tomorrow.

Freedom Park Legacy Bricks

Capital Campaign Committee

Honorary Committee

Malin Burnham


RADM Mac McLaughlin

USN (Ret.)

RADM Ronne Froman-Blue

USN (Ret.)

Debbie Turner


John Driscoll

Capital Campaign Chair

Jack McGrory

CEO, La Jolla MJ Management

Committee Members

As of March 15, 2024

Ben Clay

USS Midway Foundation Chair

Marlee Ehrenfeld

Principal & Creative Director, Before Breakfast

Brandi Gill

Associate General Counsel, Aalyria Technologies

John Hawkins

USS Midway Museum Trustee

Anthony “Tony” Jackson

MajGen, USMC (Ret.)

RADM Terry Kraft, USN, (Ret.)

CEO, USS Midway Museum

Pha Le, DO

Emergency Medicine

Jerry Sanders

CEO, Chamber of Commerce

Tom Sudberry

Founder, Sudberry Properties


Laura White

President, USS Midway Foundation

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