Shores readies for playground project

Preparation is well under way, and a legal entity for collecting donations is now in place, for a “Supervised Community Build” in La Jolla Shores to construct new playground equipment at Kellogg Park from April 30 through May 2.

Mary Coakley of the La Jolla Shores Association has spearheadeded establishment of a 501c3 nonprofit group, Friends of La Jolla Shores, which can accept donations for the build-out and other worthy future community projects.

Coakley said at least a couple hundred volunteers will be needed over the three days of construction,

“We need tools, we need skills,” added association Chairman Jim Heaton. “We will have a list of tasks.”

Buildout volunteers will work four-hour shifts. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

“We encourage individuals, companies, contractors and schools that want to help to go to our nonprofit Web site,,” said Heaton.

The nonprofit site has a sign-up button where people can volunteer for the event.

There is also a donate button for those wishing to make a financial contribution.