In a matter of weeks, crews will start working on and begin the
Encinitas City Council during its July 11 meeting—and construction will start in early September. To mark the beginning of each project, the city is hosting two groundbreaking ceremonies this month.
Below is a rundown of each ceremony and project details, according a news release from the city of Encinitas.
Moonlight State Beach Improvement Project Groundbreaking Ceremony
Friday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m., 400 B. St.
The project consists of:
- Removing the existing restroom and concession buildings resulting in an increase of beach sand area.
- Adding a combined restroom/concession building totaling approximately 3,600 square feet located at the bottom of the parking lot.
- A garage/public overlook building totaling approximately 950 square feet located at the bottom of the C street cul-de-sac. The garage will be used for parking lifeguard trucks, storage containers and rescue equipment. The top of the garage will serve as a public overlook area.
- This project should be complete by May 2013.
Encinitas Community Park Groundbreaking Ceremony
Monday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m., 453 Santa Fe Dr.
Encinitas Community Park is 44 acres located on the west side of I-5 between Santa Fe Drive and Birmingham Drive. The park is surrounded by a landscape buffer and includes a meandering dry creek with boulders, dense landscaping, decomposed granite pathway, and alcoves with benches. The park also includes:
- Paved walking paths and bench areas located throughout the park.
- Five paved parking lots (418 spaces) distributed across the park to allow parking for every element.
- Two restroom buildings located in the northwestern and southeast areas of the park.
- A skate park totaling 13,000 square feet located in the northern area of the park. The design includes a skate bowl as well as an urban plaza area with specially designed planters, ramps, and platform areas.
- A dog park totaling over 2 acres located in the western area of the park. The design includes a large turf area, dense perimeter landscaping, a show circle, and an area for shy dogs and small dogs.
- One soccer field and three multiuse fields that include two baseball and one softball field. There are also plenty of open turf areas to allow for unrestricted play.
- This project should be completed by the end of 2013.
The public is invited to attend both groundbreaking ceremonies. For more information call the Parks and Recreation Department office at 760-633-2740.