Ruocco Park, the Port of San Diego’s newest waterfront park has earned a 2013 Project Achievement Award from the San Diego chapter of the Construction Management Association of America. Located on 3.3 acres along the San Diego Bay Waterfront, West of Pacific Highway and South of Harbor Dr., the park was dedicated in September of 2012. Ruocco Park was funded through a unique Public-Private partnership, with funds provided by the Port of San Diego and the Lloyd and IIse Ruocco Trust Fund. The Rucocco’s established the Trust over 25 years ago with the vision of creating a public park in San Diego, one that would feature outstanding urban design. The park offers open space with grass areas for recreational activities, picnic tables and benches, spaces for quiet contemplation and free flowing walkways for running, walking or biking. Concrete Contractors Interstate’s portion of work consisted of the hand seeded granite pathways and two mosaic Ruocco Park signs. CCI teamed up with Kim Emerson, a local mosaic artist to complete both the entrance sign and an inlaid “Ruocco Park” near the bay front bikeway. Both custom signs are made of hand placed Italian ceramic tile and stone glass. The unique signs are a great compliment to a sculptural web canopy of split and twined eucalyptus branches at the entryway, made by local artist Roman de Salvo. “Our waterfront has never been more exciting and more things are happening that will have hundreds of thousands of people visiting this park every year.” Said San Diego City Councilman Kevin Faulconer, who represents downtown.