San Dieguito Lagoon
Coastal Boardwalk is Finished!
The Boardwalk provides 1,400 feet of trail for pedestrian use in the San Dieguito lagoon area. It begins with a short concrete sidewalk coming down from Jimmy Durante Blvd. onto a section of trail on a berm next to the river, which transitions into a 1,200-foot-long boardwalk, ending with a viewing platform. The pictures below show the construction progress.
The boardwalk was designed by KTU+A Landscape Architects. Marathon Construction was the contractor. Their work began in September 2006 and finished in mid-January 2007. The deck boards on the boardwalk were installed by the Del Mar Rotary in a mammoth work party on April 7, 2007.
In Del Mar, just east of Jimmy Durante Blvd., north of the river. The graphic below shows the planned alignment of the 2-mile-long trail from Jimmy Durante east to the southwest corner of "Horsepark". The 1400-foot long Boardwalk project is a subsection of the larger planned trail.
September 2006 - January 2007
Below: construction gets underway
The boardwalk was installed using "Diamond Piers" (http://www.pinfoundations.com), a low impact foundation technology.
Above: the viewing platform under construction
Above: spanning a low spot
Below: the Boardwalk project includes a concrete sidewalk ramp leading down from Jimmy Durante Blvd.
The Boardwalk project ends with a viewing platform that provides views over the San Dieguito River.
APRIL 7, 2007 - DEL MAR ROTARY WORK PARTY FINISHES THE JOB
The Del Mar Rotary installed 1200 feet of decking in an intensive one-day work party.
Below: Del Mar Rotary President Bob Fuchs, who originated the idea for this work project.
Below: Pat Dougherty, who masterminded the organizational effort that resulted in accomplishing so much in one day.
Below: Tom Golich, President of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy
Below: At the end of the day, a job well done.
Below: the viewing platform, trail and interpretive signage - ready for trail users to enjoy.
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