The San Diego River Discovery Center at Grant Park
A project in Mission Valley along the San Diego River made possible by the generous donation of 17 acres of land by the Grant Family.
UPDATE: RFQ Released for Design Team Selection
Click here for RFQ (PDF)
Thanks to the dozens of people who gave gifts to raise the funds needed to complete the design and permitting of the Center.
$60,000 was raised and the Grant Family will match this with $60,000 for a total of $120,000!
You can still join us by making a donation to this exciting project. Your donation will go toward the building fund!
Thank you to the many donors who helped us raise more than $120,000 in 2012 to help fund the completion of the design and apply for permits. We can't thank you enough for your generosity. A special thanks to the Grant Family for donating $60,000 as a matching gift to the $60,000 raised by the community. Thank you!
Your donation of $20, $50, or more can make the difference.
Donate $500 and be part of the first phase of discovery rocks (click here to learn more).
Can you make a pledge? Send us an email with the amount.
Considering a larger donation? Contact Rob Hutsel at 619-297-7380 or by email to discuss you donation and potential recognition opportunities.
Through a series of community meetings and the dedicated work of a stakeholder committee, we have completed the Concept Plan for the project. The concept is for a 7000 - 8000 square foot facility along the banks of the San Diego River surrounded by a community and nature-based park. the total project size is 17 acres. The project is located on the San Diego River at Qualcomm Way.
The facility will include a research center, classrooms, educational displays, community meeting and event space and much more. 3 public art projects are included as well as a proposed 100+ seat outdoor venue, green event space, nature trails and much more.
As soon as the current fundraising is completed a design team will be selected to usher the design of the project through to construction. Once the final design is completed, the total construction cost will be announced and fundraising will be initiated. It is anticipated that $4.5 million will be needed to complete construction. Additionally, a $2.5 million operating reserve fund will be established. if you are interested in learning more about the project, please call the San Diego River Park Foundation at 619-297-7380. Presentations are also available to interested groups.
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