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Child-Friendly Facilities

We designed our facilities to be kid-friendly — because children deserve their own special place when they’re sick or hurt.

Rose Pavilion

Rose Pavilion

The Rose Pavilion, one of the main buildings on our campus, blends innovative design, color, lighting and proportion to give children the best environment for recovery. The unique color and six pitched roofs (that appear to be six houses in a neighborhood) instantly distinguish this building from others.

Other features include:

  • Vaulted ceilings sprinkled with stars that twinkle at night
  • Nursing stations masquerading as “little houses”
  • Kid-size windows
  • Ceiling lights shaped like dominoes
  • A large lobby crowned with a skylight

The Rose Pavilion was named in honor of $10 million gift from the Rose Foundation, the family foundation of San Diegans Pam and Marty Wygod. The Wygod’s extraordinary generosity helps ensure that Rady Children’s will be able to continue providing San Diego’s children with high-quality pediatric care.

Acute Care Pavilion

ACPThe Acute Care Pavilion, which opened in October 2010, was designed to be child-friendly in every possible way:

  • Each floor has a theme (sea, beach, sky and space) with fun, colorful icons.
  • There are whimsical gardens, including Carley’s Magical Garden outside the cancer center. This interactive garden features beautiful bronze sculptures, a tree house and tricycle path.
  • The amazing River of Life wall, which begins as a stunning ceramic waterfall from the top of the building, cascades as mosaic tiles through the main lobby and out into Rady Children’s Auixiliary Garden, which features bronze sea lions by palm trees and turtles taking tea.
  • Everywhere you look, there is beautiful, healing art.

As this facility is a “green” building, it’s environmentally friendly as well.

Take a photo tour of the Acute Care Pavilion.