Coast Walk donation would make you a hometown hero

Read the Coast Walk story and see the plans at lajollaparksandbeaches.org

We only have what we give.” —Isabel Allende, author

Now that the modern, new $3.2 million lifeguard tower at Children’s Pool (Casa Beach) is finally under construction, it’s time to make more hay while the sun shines.

Yep. If La Jollans can raise $250,000 in the next 200 days (the estimated time needed to complete the lifeguard tower) the same contractors and construction team already permitted by the city can begin working on the adjoining sidewalk beautification project, too, thereby saving the La Jolla Parks & Beaches group thousands of dollars to see that this identified community priority becomes a reality. (Much of the construction cost comes from the permits required.)

What a glorious visual treat the Coast Walk Beautification Project would be for residents and visitors alike. A real Jewel polisher!

After all, we’re on a roll! The Cove Stench is being addressed and community leaders are working on solutions for a Village cleanup.

LJP&B has been slow in raising funds for the sidewalk beautification project (this photo is from their latest brochure) and time is of the essence.

The project has received unanimous approval from the LJP&B, the La Jolla Town Council and the La Jolla Community Planning Association, as well as local lifeguards and City Councilmember Sherri Lightner.

The design, by landscape architect Jim Neri, would replace 11,610 square feet of cracked or worn sidewalk above the La Jolla Children’s Pool beach, widen the main walkway, add a secondary overlook, replace bulky landscaping with colorful, drought-tolerant plants, and include teardrop-shaped wall seating and parking improvements.

n team already permitted by the city can begin working on the adjoining sidewalk beautification project, too, thereby saving the La Jolla Parks & Beaches group thousands of dollars to see that this identified community priority becomes a reality. (Much of the construction cost comes from the permits required.)

What a glorious visual treat the Coast Walk Beautification Project would be for residents and visitors alike. A real Jewel polisher!

After all, we’re on a roll! The Cove Stench is being addressed and community leaders are working on solutions for a Village cleanup.

LJP&B has been slow in raising funds for the sidewalk beautification project (this photo is from their latest brochure) and time is of the essence.

Bronze donor plaques to be displayed on benches at the site can be purchased for a donation of $35,000 or more. LJP&B is deciding whether to offer smaller donor naming on a rock wall along the walkway.

Tax deductible donations can be made to: La Jolla Parks and Beaches Children’s Pool Walkway, C/O La Jolla Parks and Beaches, Inc., P.O. Box 185, La Jolla, CA 92038-0185

• Got questions? You can ask them directly to LJPB member Patrick Ahern at (858) 220- 9001 (AhernGroup@gmail.com) or LJPB Beautification Committee Chair Phyllis Minick at (858) 459-5939 (minickphyllis@gmail.com)

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