Friday, July 21, 2017

New San Diego Boat Launch

By Karen Robes Meeks

The City of Coronado and the Port of San Diego this week celebrated the completion of the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp and Dock C Replacement, a significant public access project.

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, guests received demonstrations of boats launching from the new ramp and rode boats to Dock C, which underwent enhancements updated with today’s fire, electrical and ADA requirements.

The project, which began in February, was made possible with funds from the city, the port and the Division of Boating & Waterways. The port contributed $470,000, while the Division of Boating & Waterways gave $670,000.

Coronado, which contributed $150,000, oversaw the $1.3 million project to replace the concrete apron of the boat launch ramp, rebuild and expand the adjacent boarding dock that can accommodate those with disabilities and build a non-motorized craft launch area on a new sandy beach, according to the port.

Boat launch facility improvements also include resurfacing its parking lot, putting in a new boat wash-down area and fixing a small area of riprap and storm drain in the northern beach area of Glorietta Bay Park.

“The Port of San Diego understands the importance of public boat launches on San Diego Bay,” said Commissioner Bonelli, Coronado’s representative on the Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners. “Part of our mission is to promote recreation and we are happy to be a partner on this important improvement project to improve access to Glorietta Bay.”