North Park Community Association’s mission: educate, inform and empower North Park.
NPCA members are homeowners, renters, and business owners. We're North Park residents and we’re supporters who live beyond North Park’s borders. We're volunteers that serve our community through programs we adapt to the neighborhood.
NPCA provides information and advocacy to the greater North Park community. From working with elected officials and city departments to enforcing neighborhood codes, we aim to ensure that the concerns of North Park residents are heard and addressed. To learn more or get involved please contact us ›
We also host events designed to enrich our community. Learn more ›
The North Park Community Association (NPCA) was formed in 1984 as a forum for the discussion and resolution of issues that concerned our community.
The first officers of NPCA included Mary Ann Moore as Acting President and Alan Smith as Secretary Treasurer. The initial Board of Directors included John Hartley, Kathy Nadler, Carol Landsman, Ann Nussbaum, and Ann and Mike Hix. Our first newsletter was published in 1984 with Carol Landsman as editor.
The first major initiative of NPCA was land use planning, with a focus on preserving the single-family home personality of the community. In our first year, NPCA created a land use committee to convey additional community input – primarily by younger home buyers moving into the area – to the city.
Later that year, NPCA sponsored a “North Park Cleanup” co-sponsored by I Love A Clean San Diego.
NPCA also sponsored…
- “Dumpster Days” to help clean up the neighborhoods
- The resumption of the North Park Toyland Parade in 1985 after it had been dormant for 20 years (co-sponsored with the North Park Business Association)
- Many community forums enabling North Park residents to meet with elected officials.
In 1988, the NPCA played a key role in bringing the North Park sign back to University Ave. This helped accelerate the rebirth of the neighborhood we're enjoying today.