More than 200 revelers participated in Lagoon Day May 21 to celebrate the opening of the River Path Del Mar extension, a new trail that helps visitors get an up-close look at the San Dieguito Lagoon, according to the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy.
Attendees were among the first to walk along the trail.
MC of the event was Del Mar Mayor Sherryl Parks. Speakers included Supervisor Dave Roberts; Executive Director of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy Trish Boaz; Chris Khoury, representing the conservancy’s board; and Terry Kopanski, Del Mar Lagoon Committee.
The ribbon-cutting event was followed by a celebration hosted by Vigilante Brewing Co., featuring craft beers, local wines, food and live music.
Family festivities at Birdwing Open Air Classroom preceded the ceremony.
The River Path is a joint project of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, the County of San Diego and the City of Del Mar.
“The River Path Del Mar provides the community a unique view of three wetland areas as they walk, including the San Dieguito River, Lagoon and Estuary. It’s a perfect opportunity for nature education and outdoor recreation for people of all ages and abilities,” said Trish Boaz, executive director of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy.