This year’s parade theme is “Christmas Around the World.” The festively decorated boats will get underway at 5:30 p.m. in the waters adjacent to Shelter Island. From Shelter Island, the vessels proceed to Harbor Island, the North Embarcadero area, Seaport Village and south to the Ferry Landing on Coronado. The entire circuit takes approximately two hours. The schedule remains the same for both Sunday nights.
The California Division of Boating and Waterways has awarded the Port of San Diego a $6.1 million grant from the Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund for the Shelter Island Boat Launch Facility Improvements Project. The award was announced at the regular meeting of the Boating and Waterways Commission, which was held at the Port’s Administration Building on November 18, 2015.
The grant will help fund the estimated $9.5 million needed for the project. The project entails improving the launch ramp’s basin by enlarging the maneuvering area, replacing the worn-out launch ramp, increasing the lengths of the boarding floats, providing a concrete drop-off area for kayaks, and bringing the restroom to current ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards.
The Port of San Diego recently completed a public works project that redesigned the children's playground at Coronado Tidelands Park with major accessibility improvements. With "universal design" features, this project goes beyond compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to an even higher level of access for children and adults, making it one of the region's most accessible playgrounds.
Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.
San Diego Bay will light up with the annual Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show to benefit the Armed Services YMCA on Saturday, July 4, 2015. In addition, the Port is sponsoring fireworks being launched off the iconic Imperial Beach Pier.