The San Dieguito Lagoon is the western gateway to the San Dieguito River Park. It is a high profile, high priority area for tidal and upland restoration, public access and education. Below is a listing of past and current projects in the lagoon area:
Wetland Restoration Project - in cooperation with Southern California Edison, this is a 150 acre tidal restoration project. Completion estimated August 2012.
Boardwalk - 1200 foot long boardwalk along the north side of the San Dieguito River, just east of Jimmy Durante Blvd. Completed 2007.
Lagoon Trail - 2 mile long trail under construction east of boardwalk to western edge of Horsepark. This trail goes under the I-5 freeway bridge. Completed November 2011.
Grand Avenue Bridge - reuse of a historic bridge on San Dieguito Drive as a viewing and interpretive platform. Completed in 2009.
Reach the Beach - Feasibility Study for the Coast to Crest Trail covering the segment west of Jimmy Durante Blvd. Feasibility study completed February 2012.
Treatment Ponds - installation of four inter-connected ponds with natural vegetation to clean urban runoff. Located at foot of San Andres Road. Completed September 2008.
Strawberry Stand/Wetland Learning Center - This temporary structure was built in 2004. It had to be dismantled to accommodate the grading for the SCE Wetland Restoration Project. The structure is now in use as a native plant nursery. The beautiful etched glass panels are in storage, waiting to be re-used in the future permanent San Dieguito Lagoon Center.
San Dieguito Lagoon Center - This is a proposed 6,000 square foot nature education facility to be located on property south of Via de la Valle and immediately east of San Andres. Click here to see concept designs, site plan, interpretive themes, and visual simulations.
Trailside Open-Air Classroom - This is a proposed outdoor multi-purpose facility that will primarily serve educational needs. Construction is scheduled to begin early 2013.
W19 - This is a new mitigation project to be undertaken by SANDAG and CALTRANS. It covers a 107 acre site south of the river and west of El Camino Real. Dokken Engineering has been hired to develop alternative concepts.