The Daily Breeze: New building returns sparkle to Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach

The Daily Breeze
By Anna Mavromati

The Redondo Beach's Seaside Lagoon Get's a Face Lift, Jim Caldwell, Redondo Beach

Seaside Lagoon has been completely refurbished this summer, sending employees and visitors a message that the city plans to keep the man-made lagoon around awhile.

Only a few walls remain from the old Seaside Lagoon structure, which is now a long white and green, vintage-inspired building that changes the look of the lagoon’s entryway and provides new bathrooms for guests.

The new building is part of Redondo Beach’s waterfront revitalization project that the city unveiled in December. Major renovations to come include upgrades of other city-owned buildings, public spaces, a remodel of the Redondo Landing building and a new hotel on Harbor Drive.

Joe Hoefgen, director of recreation and community services, said the project cost $1.2 million and has been in the works for a few years. A competitive bid was awarded last year. The new Seaside Lagoon building was completed Memorial Day weekend, when the facility opened for the summer.

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About jw60sea

Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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