A Mission Beach Community Project

Help Raise Funds!

Join the Efforts to Make This Park Happen


Maruta Gardner, a beloved community leader in Mission Beach, was determined to revitalize the Bonita Cove Playground in Mission Beach through the Play by the Bay campaign. To remember and honor Maruta, her husband Willie has requested that donations be made to Play by the Bay in her name.

Maruta Gardner

Play by the Bay is an ambitious fundraising campaign by the Mission Beach Women’s Club Foundation, seeking to raise more than $1 million to create an attractive, accessible, safe playground for all children to enjoy, across Mission Blvd. from Belmont Park. Gifts made in Maruta’s name are vital to the first phase of the campaign. Thank you for your support!

For more information, please see PlayByTheBay.org.

We need your help to revitalize Bonita Cove

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Play by the Bay seeks to raise upward of $1 million to replace aging playground equipment at Bonita Cove, across the street from Belmont Park.
Sponsored by:

mission beach women's club

Play by the Bay Co-Chairs:

Phylicia Cicalo Aiken pcicalo@hotmail.com Cordelia Mendoza cordeliamendoza@cox.net

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