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New Lifeguard Tower at Children’s Pool debuts

The new design includes landscaping and benches overlooking the north side of the beach.
The new design includes landscaping and benches overlooking the north side of the beach.

The $3-million nearly three-years-in-the making Lifeguard Station at Casa Beach (aka Children’s Pool) opened quietly this week, with lifeguards ready to move in by week’s end. On Monday, June 27 tourists seemed to be enjoying the amenities surrounding the pristine, state-of-the-art facility. The construction project was supposed to take eight months back in 2013, but faced myriad delays, ranging from issues with materials to a nesting seagull chick to inconsistent design plans.

Tourists explore the area around the lifeguard tower, June 27.
Tourists explore the area around the lifeguard tower, June 27.
(María José Durán)
Towering over Casa Beach (aka the Children’s Pool), the third of three newly-constructed lifeguard stations in La Jolla (The Cove, La Jolla Shores and Casa Beach) will ensure safety for workers and visitors alike, and will be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Towering over Casa Beach (aka the Children’s Pool), the third of three newly-constructed lifeguard stations in La Jolla (The Cove, La Jolla Shores and Casa Beach) will ensure safety for workers and visitors alike, and will be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
(María José Durán)
Seven unisex public toilets at the base of the Children’s Pool lifeguard tower will soon be open to beach-goers.
Seven unisex public toilets at the base of the Children’s Pool lifeguard tower will soon be open to beach-goers.
(María José Durán)
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