Martin, City Manager
Stallings, Director, Parks and Recreation Department
Thornton Beach Vista
Gets A Spring Grand Opening
City – Dedication ceremony for Thornton
Beach Vista, Daly City’s panoramic oceanview overlook,
will be held at noon on Saturday, April 16. It
follows a “Spring Work Day” activity, which starts
at 9 a.m., where volunteers will assist parks
personnel in planting hundreds of native plants,
and cleaning the beach and vista site. Parks and
Recreation Department staff also plans to install
two telescopes and unveil the park’s new entrance
sign. A BBQ lunch will follow the day’s festivities.
The public is invited to attend.
Located west of Highway 35 (Skyline Boulevard)
at the endpoint of John Daly Blvd., the newly-renovated
lookout was built within a former CalTrans right-of-way
in a long-abandoned section of Highway 1 along
the Daly City coast. Improvements include a 19-car
parking lot, a commanding overlook area, interpretive
signs, newly planted native vegetation and solar-powered
lighting. Funding for the $686,000 multi-agency
project came from the State of California, CalTrans
and the City of Daly City.
“The cliffside ocean view at Thornton Beach Vista
is breathtaking. Even on a typical foggy Daly
City afternoon, it is still spectacular. We invite
the community to enjoy this site soon,” remarked
Mayor Carol L. Klatt.
Visitors are encouraged to visit the area during
the hours of operation, from dawn to dusk.