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Dog-Friendly: Yes Kid-Friendly: Yes
Montgomery Waller Park is a nice place to have a picnic or relax and watch the sunset. If you are a fan of planes and history I would say this is definitely a spot you should put on your list to visit
There is a silver Wing monument located here that was dedicated on May 21, 1950 to the pioneering aviation achievement of John J. Montgomery and his early glider flights in the 1880s at Otay, California.
In 1945, the County of San Diego purchased 7 acres of land for the purpose of developing a monument to honor John J. Montgomery. The monument was designed by pioneering modernist Lloyd Ruocco.
Around the monument base is a terrazzo walk with the names of aviators who followed Montgomery set into the stone. Set nearby is a tablet with an inscription to Montgomery’s winged flight.
The Montgomery Memorial was officially dedicated on Sunday May 21, 1950 with John Montgomery’s brother James Montgomery and sister Jane Montgomery in attendance. The Montgomery Memorial is recognized as a California Historical Landmark (#711). It is also a Historic Landmark designated by the San Diego Historical Resources Board (#13).
Look at the ground when you are near the wing for historic aviators who followed in Montgomery’s footsteps!
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