- Mayor Kevin FaulconerMayor of San Diego
- California Coastal CommissionSan Diego Office
- Director of Civil Rights Joseph HairstonNational Oceanic & Atmospheric Admistration
Sign this petition in support of restoring access to the disabled at the Children's Pool in La Jolla, CA U.S.A.
The Children's Pool was especially constructed to protect humans from the surf of the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla. Ellen Browning Scripps paid to have it built by Hiram Savage hydo-engineer. It took 10 years to complete. It is a Historical Treasure being allowed to crumble to ruin. Not only is it the only one if it's kind in our country and perhaps the world, it's function is the value to the disabled and small children for whom the surf is dangerous. This is a sand bottom concrete manmade Pool that had a ramp in service for over half a century to wheelchairs, walkers, the elderly , toddlers.This ramp was the primary access ramp down into the pool water. We have 16000 new limbless American Veterans, and the most here in the military town of San Diego that could heal in the waters of the Children's pool. An ADA ramp fits well there and needs to be included in the current Children's Pool beach facility remodel. This would put San Diego on the ADA Map of the World and give our Challenged Athletes a perfect venue for their events, perhaps hosting the Disabled Olympics. A paraplegic ocean swimmer can transition from his wheelchair into the ocean unassisted because there is no surf, it is a pool by design for safety. It is also the only safe harbor in La Jolla the beaches on both sides have dangerous rip currents; this pool is safe. We need this ADA access now, to serve the many disabled including children and Wounded Warriors and the Elderly. It is the only one we have and it must stay open all year long with an ADA Ramp. The photo is one of a Vision Painting and is a concept painting to show the intended purpose of the pool by design and that an ADA ramp does fit there; many designs could work. It is also important to to restore the undersea environment to a healthy ecological balance so tide pool creatures may return and been seen in safety by people who otherwise would not have the opportunity without this ocean pool. Please watch YouTube Video Children's Pool-SAFETY (4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV-d8f7W-eY email contact to volunteer with RAMP: email@example.com
- Mayor of San Diego
Mayor Kevin Faulconer
- San Diego Office
California Coastal Commission
- National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admistration
Director of Civil Rights Joseph Hairston
Please note this support to update the access to ADA codes at the Children's Pool built especially for 'those handicapped in life's game" ( E.Scripps 1932)
Sincerely, Cheri Jacobs Aspenleiter disabled swimmer RAMP chairperson
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