Future Projects & Accomplishments

Accomplishments

Thanks to community support, we have made great strides since the Mt. Helix Park Foundation was created in 1999, including:

  • Ensuring that the Cross will remain an East County icon and that this beautiful Park will remain open to the public for years to come.

  • Purchasing 3.4 acres adjacent to the Park for nature trails, a permanent restroom, and overflow parking.

  • Completing construction on an attractive entry and exit gate area.

  • Hiring a part-time Executive Director to oversee operations at the Park.

  •  Launch an initial interactive web site at www.mthelixpark.org.

  • Introduction of the heART of Mt. Helix annual gala which generates an average annual income for the Park equivalent to roughly half of the operating budget.

  • Implementation of Nature/Sustainability programs.

  • Incorporating social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in order to stay connected with an increasingly technological community.

  • Opening the Yawkey Trail, a walking trail, with overlooks, interpretive signage and benches.

 
Future Projects

The mission of the Park Foundation is not simply one of preservation, but also one of vision.  As we develop our funding sources, the Park and surrounding Mt. Helix community will benefit from:

  • Increased security, in the form of regular patrol services as well as surveillance.

  • Regular graffiti eradication.

  •  Additional irrigation to support both the natural and supplemental landscaping.

  • A network of nature trails.

  • The design and subsequent construction of permanent restroom facilities.

  • Parking solutions.

 

Mt. Helix Park Foundation is the non-profit organization responsible for preserving and enhancing the Park, amphitheater and cross memorial on top of Mt. Helix

Mt. Helix Park

4901 Mt. Helix Dr.

La Mesa, CA 91941

(619) 741-4363

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