Kudos go to those who made the Riford Center’s new courtyard design reality after the board determined it was time to update the 75-year-old centerpiece of the community center.
Ceramic artist Laird Plumleigh Studios of Encinitas did design work for the courtyard, which includes a fountain featuring a Torrey pine. La Jolla Landscape added drought-tolerant species. An overhead sail structure made in Australia donated by Judy and Jack White furnishes shade. Other major donors include: Lee and Rhonda Vida who are responsible for the fountain; Jim and Harriet Walker who donated outdoor heaters; Jacquie Woods who contributed all of the courtyard hardscape; and Keven and Sherry Ahern who donated a new indoor-outdoor sound system.