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20-20 Vision at the Shores
Barbara Mandel Pache, Coordinator, Campaign Del Mar Shores

Based on over a year of community input, the Friends of Del Mar Parks created a visual representation of what the Shores Park may look like in the future.

The top priorities voiced by the community to date for the future uses of Del Mar Shores Park are: a fenced dog park (36%), baseball/softball field (31.8%), children’s play area (31.8%), and soccer field (31.8%).  

The “vision” includes space for a community garden (priority to 27.3% of respondents), basketball and tennis courts, the Del Mar Historical Society Alvarado House, open space with benches and picnic tables facing the ocean view, and potential relocation of the weekly Farmer’s Market, in addition to the four top priorities and the Winston School campus. The “vision” is not an official plan for the park. The City Council will guide an official public planning process after the property is fully paid for.

The amount raised so far from 450 contributors is $5.4 million of the $8.5 million target amount. The city owes payments of $30,000 by June 30 and $47,000 by August 30. The fundraising strategy for reaching the goal is to get every household to contribute $41 per month for 36 months.

The Shores Property Today


The Vision for the Shores Property

Architectural rendering by W. Dean Meredith, Architect AIA


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