Kellogg Park donor wall in La Jolla Shores is Eagle Scout’s project

By Ashley Mackin

Eagle Scout Kristoff Pawinski completed the first installation phase of the long-awaited La Jolla Shores donor wall at Kellogg Park in La Jolla Shores on Nov. 3. Organized Pawinski, large metal fish engraved with the names of major donors to park improvements were put in place, with smaller fish to be installed at the end of December, honoring other donations.

Eagle Scout Kristoff Pawinski in front of the donor wall he designed for Kellogg Park.

The project, which received unanimous approval from the La Jolla Shores Association, involved painting the wall a deep shade of blue, and then installing the fishes.

A typical Eagle Scout project, Pawinski explained, involves landscaping with bushes, making a trail or fixing a bridge, but he wanted to do something more creative.

“It was a really personal project for me because I could put in a lot of my own design. I could do a lot of my own thing with this,” he said. The smaller fish are still being engraved with the names of donors, and Pawinski said there would be room for more fish to be installed as more donations come in.

The la Jolla shores wall has large metal fish upon which to name major donors, and smaller fish (coming in December) for noting ‘smaller’ donations.

Working with the Scripps Machine Shop, the fishes were cut and engraved with a water-jet, and screwed into the wall so they cannot be removed. Below the center panel will be a La Jolla Shores Foundation panel.

Pawinski said he was happy to finally see the donor wall come to fruition as it has taken about a year. “It’s great that it came out the way it did,” he said, adding that in order to meet his Eagle Scout requirement, the project had to be completed by his 18th birthday, which is Nov. 14.

“I’m going to finish up everything involved with this project,” he said, extending a sincere thank you to residents Mary and Walter Munk, who supported him in the endeavor.

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