Projects We’ve Supported

Saturday, January 10, 2015 was a banner day for the City of Encinitas as the new Encinitas Community Park was opened amid beautiful skies on a beautiful winter day.

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The new park includes a skate park, ball parks, much common area for leisure activities, a children’s playground, and most beloved to the Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour Committee is the newly opened Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park.

In 2014, EGF&T Committee member Sandy Shapiro (also an Encinitas Park Commissioner) promoted the idea to name the dog park in memory of late city council member and mayor Maggie Houlihan. It is a fitting legacy since gardens and dogs were among Maggie’s two great passions.

The EGF&T Planning Committee donated $7,500 to support the dog park naming and to help with signage and related expenses. We are so proud to honor Maggie’s legacy, to be a part of Encinitas history, and we look forward to the many hours of recreation and leisure that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

Other Projects We’ve Supported

For more information, please contact us at Donate@EncinitasGardenFestival.org.