How To Help

Protecting Ponto is an ongoing effort and we continually have to make the desire for Ponto Park heard.

We need 10,000 letters sent to the Carlsbad City Council and the California Coastal Commission voicing support for Open Space and a Coastal park in Southwest Coastal Carlsbad. 

CA residences and visitors alike can help by filling in the below and forwarding this webpage to others to also sign…

Protect Ponto Petition

Dear Mayor Hall, Carlsbad City Council, and California Coastal Commission*:

I am informed that: 

  1. There is a current 6.6-acre park deficit in the Coastal Southwest quadrant of Carlsbad (south of Palomar Airport Road and west of El Camino Real), and that there are no Coastal Parks in all South Carlsbad and for a 4-6-mile section of San Diego County’s coastline.
  1. There is a 30-acre open-space deficit in Zone 9 (Ponto area – west of I-5 and south of Poinsettia).
  1. The State and City of Carlsbad’s Local Coastal Program (LCP) require that Planning Area F at Ponto (the 11-acre undeveloped area west of the railroad tracks, north of Avenida Encinas and south of Cape Rey Hotel) be considered as a public park for the benefit of all Carlsbad residents and visitors.  
  1. And most importantly, I am informed that the City is currently ignoring these issues and in the Draft Local Coastal Program Amendment is proposing to eliminate the last opportunity to create a much-needed Coastal Park at Ponto.

Accordingly, I am making my position known and requesting that:

*Details you share above will be sent on to the appropriate city officials.