The historic Carlsbad gazebo was almost torn down about four years ago. But the came to the rescue and made a commitment to restore it and give it a new home in Carlsbad.
The project was finished on May 10, with a ribbon-cutting celebration in Magee Park. The newly renovated gazebo was shown off to a group of folks gathered to see it dedicated.
The gazebo is now officially named “The L. John Simons Twin Inns Gazebo” in honor of the Rotarian who was instrumental in starting the project to save the gazebo. Simons passed away last December before he could see the finished project.
The octagonal gazebo originally sat behind what is now the Ocean House restaurant before being moved to Rotary Park in 1985, where it fell into disrepair.
The Carlsbad Rotary Club sold granite paving stones engraved with dedications and memorials to help raise money to pay for the restoration project. The stones are inlaid on the floor of the refurbished gazebo. About 30 paving stones remain to be engraved and are available for purchase. Contact the Hi-Noon Rotary Club for more information.