Faulconer, Zapf Tour Reconstruction of Historic Mission Beach Boardwalk

Neighborhood Improvement Project Installs New Boardwalk and Seawall, Part of Long-Term Effort to Restore Coastal Landmark

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – In line with his push to invest nearly half a billion dollars in neighborhood improvements this fiscal year, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and City Councilmember Lorie Zapf toured the ongoing reconstruction of the historic Mission Beach boardwalk.

The City is currently replacing the walkway, splash wall and seawall along Mission Beach’s Belmont Park to restore the coastal landmark to mimic how it looked when it was first constructed in the 1920s. The work is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day.

“Reconstructing the boardwalk is good for our beach neighborhoods, good for our tourism economy and good for preserving a piece of San Diego history,” Mayor Faulconer said. “This is an example of how we’re building our better future by investing in neighborhoods throughout the city.”

The ongoing construction project, which cost $4.5 million, is part of a longer-term effort to improve the entire boardwalk and seawall along Mission Beach in future years.

“Restoring the infrastructure of one of San Diego’s most precious resources is greatly needed and will be appreciated by all,” Councilmember Zapf said.

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