Parkway Plaza

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Parkway Plaza
Westfield Parkway (El Cajon, California) (2010-05-02) (crop).jpg
Southern portion of the mall as seen from I-8
Location El Cajon, California
Coordinates Coordinates: 32°48′17.10″N 116°58′03.67″W / 32.8047500°N 116.9676861°W / 32.8047500; -116.9676861
Address 415 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, CA 92020
Opening date 1972
Developer May Centers, Inc.
Owner Starwood Retail Partners
No. of stores and services 186[1]
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 1.3 million ft²
No. of floors 1 main floor, anchor stores have 2 stories
Parking Multiple parking lots and parking structures
Public transit access Arnele Avenue

Parkway Plaza, formerly known as Westfield Parkway, is a shopping mall in El Cajon, California.


Westfield America, Inc., a precursor to Westfield Group, acquired the shopping center in 1998, and renamed it Westfield Shoppingtown Parkway, but dropped the "Shoppingtown" part of the name in June 2005. In 2013, Starwood Retail Partners acquired the mall, renaming the mall to its current name, Parkway Plaza.[2]


Parkway Plaza was the first indoor shopping center to be built in San Diego, opening in the early 1970s. Constructing an indoor mall was ideal for the area, as El Cajon, its host city, is notably hot during summers. Since opening the mall, Parkway Plaza has expanded as necessary.[3]



The carousel is currently a two-story carousel, there was previously a 1926 Allan Herschell carousel from 1991-2003. In 2014, there have been speculations citing that, the 1926 Allan Herschell carousel should move back to Parkway Plaza, and should replace the two-story carousel.[4]


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