Dana Point Harbor Updates
Yesterday Orange County Dana Point Harbor announced their parking plans for this summer's busy Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day holidays. We were pleased to hear that our previous achievements to protect boater parking during the peak holidays will remain in place this summer. Boater parking lots will remain strictly boater parking. Security guards and/or parking attendants will be posted at parking lot entrances (and at road blocks on the 4th of July holiday) to prevent unauthorized vehicles from accessing our parking areas. Good news for Dana Point boaters!
But the busy parking season won't be waiting until Memorial Day to show up... This weekend there are several big events that will place an extra burden on limited harbor parking. Scheduled this weekend are the Doheny Blues Festival on Saturday & Sunday, DPYC and DWYC's Opening Day celebrations on Saturday, two big events at the Ocean Institute (the "Mile for Maddie" fundraiser on Saturday, and a memorial for late surfboard shaper Terry Martin on Sunday), and various smaller events and parties. Combined with the fine weather predicted for this weekend, boaters should anticipate increased traffic and limited parking. Please plan ahead...
The Orange County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider the West Marina management contract at their meeting on Tuesday, May 22nd. As you know, your DPBA leadership has carefully and thoroughly examined this matter and has taken a position in favor of consolidating east and west marina management under a single marina operator. To read more about our position and why we believe this is in the best interest of our Dana Point boating community, please see our April 14th Boater Blast here. We will be following this issue closely and will continue to report developments to you.
For the Board of Directors and Advisors
Mission Statement:The Dana Point Boaters Association advocates the preservation, enhancement, and expansion of affordable recreational boating resources. We work to improve the family friendly atmosphere and breadth of water-oriented actives we all enjoy in the harbor. We serve as the watchdog by ethically protecting the rights of all boaters and representing them when collective action is most effective. We actively gather information and communicate our views to educate boaters, external interests, and public officials. We build and maintain constructive, working relationships to achieve common goals with other harbor stakeholders. We will pass on our harbor to the next generation of recreational boaters in better condition than it is today.