Meet us at the Powerhouse


It all began……

Spearheaded by Barbara Harper, a group of citizens formed the Powerhouse Restoration Committee which is now called the Friends of the Powerhouse to raise money to restore the powerhouse to be used as a community center. The Powerhouse Restoration Kickoff was held on Sunday, October 5, 1997 and the birth of the slogan “Meet us at the Powerhouse” began. The group set to work selling bricks and hosting an annual Valentine Dance event. The first check presented to the city was for $350,000 in August of 1999. The grand opening was on December 4th, 1999 and grand it was. Thanks to the generosity of the area residents and businesses over $450,000 was donated.


The Friends of the Powerhouse is an all-volunteer organization with the mission to raise funds to assist the City of Del Mar with ongoing preservation and enhancement of the Powerhouse Community Center, Beach Safety Center & Lifeguard Tower and adjoining public recreational areas. Our objectives are to preserve historical and architecturally significant properties, promote social welfare, educate the public and protect the community and its landmarks in the beach area.

Make a Difference

New Dive Gear

Watch the women lifeguards using the new dive gear
that was purchased by the FOP.  These women are part of the
Search and Rescue team in Del Mar. 

Click the image to watch the video.

Get Involved

Attend Meetings & Events - Meetings take place the 3rd Wednesday of every month 9am @ Jake’s. Click here for the Calendar

Donate - Make a tax-deductible donation by filling out a donation form and mailing it in.  Credit cards accepted.  Tax ID#.  Click here for a Donation Form  The Friends of the Powerhouse is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code; EIN # 33-0877905.

Buy a brick or plank- Honor a loved one or your own family by having your message engraved on a brick or plank.  Bricks and planks will be installed along the walkway leading to the Safety Center. Click here for Brick Order Form or a Plank Order Form


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