Kate Sessions Park
The park, named after the mother of Balboa Park, features two ample grassy sections: one is flat and features a playground at one end, but not much view. The other slopes enough to make playing ball impractical, but it provides a sort of stadium-seating view to the south. It’s kind of like Mount Soledad, with more room and fewer people. Bonus: The north side of the park is a wild area of coastal sage scrub with hiking trails.