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From toddlers to seniors, from passive to active park- and beach-goers, and for people of all ability levels: promoting enjoyable, safe and accessible recreational facilities and activities has been the unwavering aim of the Friends of the Powerhouse’s efforts from its inception through today.

Maintaining a People-Friendly Focus

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helps us to preserve, protect and enhance Del Mar’s historic beach landmarks and recreational beach facilities.

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The formation of the Friends of the Powerhouse ensued from a small but dedicated group’s proactive transformation of the historic but rundown Del Mar powerhouse into a beautiful, multi-purpose center the entire community could take pride in and enjoy. From that first venture in the late 1990s, the FOP’s scope has grown immensely in magnitude and money raised.

Today, the FOP serves as an adjunct to the City of Del Mar in providing funds as well as construction design and oversight for diverse projects that enhance Del Mar’s exceptional quality of life throughout the beach area. To continue its momentum of Preservation, Restoration and Recreation, the organization raises project funds by offering customized Bricks, Planks and Naming Rights and presenting fun events.

Powerhouse Restoration: Opened 1999

Beach Safety Center/Lifeguard Tower: Opened 2012

Upgraded Tot Lot: Opened 2001

Next Up: 18th Street Upgrade