La Jolla Sunrise Rotary in conjunction with Friends of Coast Walk Trail (501C) are supporting the reconstruction of the Coast Walk Trail / Goldfish Point observation platform.
The scenic Coastal Walk Trail is .6 miles in length. It is located on the cliffs directly above the pacific ocean and 1 block from downtown La Jolla. The natural trail is a popular attraction for visitors and local residents. Every year, over 100,000 visitors and residents walk the trail, then enjoy the many shops in downtown La Jolla. It has provided generations of visitors and residents with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, the rugged southern California coast, and lifetime memories. It is the "Big Sur" of southern California.
This project directly supports the downtown La Jolla economy and the La Jolla coast environment.
2021 5340 District funds are requested due to the time sensitive requirement of this environmental reconstruction project.
Goldfish Point is located on the cliff immediately above the Pacific Ocean and is exposed to the harsh marine environment. Delaying the project into 2023 will probably damage the observation platform past the Safe to Use point, and risks closing the platform due to safety regulations.
The project involves:
- removing and replacing the existing decking and supporting members with marine and heavy weather rated decking
- passing city inspections
This shovel ready environmental sustainment project has city permits, project plans and contractor agreement.
The reconstructed platform is estimated to last more than 40 years.
La Jolla Sunrise Rotary has embraced supporting this historic trail and will continue to support thru fundraisers, administrative support and actively coordinate community support.
Additionally, the project has received a pledge of $4,000. from Friends of Coastal Walk Trail.