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Phase 3 of the River Path Del Mar Project to Begin!

Updated: Mar 26

The City of Del Mar completed Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the River Path Del Mar, which extends from the railroad tracks east to the Grand Avenue Overlook.  Phase 2 of the River Path Del Mar was opened to the public in May of 2016, after the City of Del Mar, County of San Diego and Conservancy raised over $450,000 to fund the design, permitting and construction costs of the project.

The River Path Del Mar Phase 3 is the final segment of the path.  It is an approximately ½-mile project that will extend the path from the Grand Avenue Overlook to the Crest Canyon Trail, which will enable users to eventually reach the ocean via the trail through Crest Canyon and the Torrey Pines Reserve Eastern Extension (see attached maps).

In order to move forward with the third phase of the River Path Del Mar project, detailed topography and biological surveys and studies need to be performed.

On May 9, 2017, the Conservancy was awarded a $15,000 grant from REI and on June 1, 2017, the Malk Nature Fund matched the REI grant with an additional $15,000 to fund the costs of the biological and topographical surveys and studies needed to move forward with the River Path Del Mar Phase 3 project.

On September 5, 2017, the City of Del Mar City Council voted to accept the grant funds from the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy.  The Council also authorized its staff to execute a task orders for biological services with DUDEK and topography and mapping services with Towill, Inc.

We look forward to working with the City of Del Mar and our other partners to complete this important recreational amenity for the community.

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