La Mesa Village District Sign

The Downtown District Sign is a community project led by the La Mesa Village Association in partnership with the La Mesa Park & Recreation Foundation (Fiscal Sponsor) to build a new focal point in downtown La Mesa. The sign will be located in the heart of the Village at La Mesa Blvd. and Palm Ave. and consist of two columns adorned with beautiful brass plaques and 1,512 hand-painted 4"x4” tiles paid for through community donations.

The project is currently 95% funded! There are still a couple plaques available which is a great way for a business or family to have their name engraved on the sign in perpetuity. There is a waiting list for the tiles. Sign up today using the Leave a Legacy Tile and Plaque Fundraiser form today to secure a place in La Mesa history.
For more information on how to make a payment or to reserve a plaque please email:!

Complete        District Sign Design Options and Drawings
Complete        Community Input
Complete        Design and Location approved by the City Council
Complete        Establish Fiscal Sponsor (LMPRF)
In-process       Collect Pledged funds                                    
                        Technical Drawings, Engineering and Permits
                        Tile Painting Events    
                        Groundbreaking Ceremony
                        Ribbon Cutting and Celebration

Once all funds are received, project planning (technical drawings, engineering permits) and tile painting events will begin. All participants will be notified of painting parties (tiles and paint will be provided).

Construction completion is tentatively planned to begin in the fall of 2023, dependent upon receiving funding. Updates will be posted here on this webpage. 

See below for additional information on how to participate in the Leave a Legacy Tile and Plaque Fundraiser.

Leave a Legacy Tile & Plaque Fundraiser

If you're interested in "reserving" tiles or a plaque please fill out our "Leave a Legacy" Tile & Plaque Fundraiser Pledge Form. Tiles will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Note: once you submit the Google pledge form, you will receive a "receipt" to let you know that we have received your pledge (be sure to check your spam if you don't see it in your inbox).

For more information:
"Leave a Legacy" Tile Fundraiser fact sheet
"Leave a Legacy" Plaque Fundraiser fact sheet

In the News:

San Diego Business Journal, December 12, 2022 - "It's a Sign - For La Mesa"

KUSI News, December 5, 2022 - "La Mesa fundraises final dollars for new downtown district sign"

 La Mesa Courier, November 29, 2022 - "La Mesa Village Downtown District sign currently 83% funded"

 KUSI NEWS, February 25, 2022 - "La Mesa invites public to 'leave their legacy' on Downtown district sign"

 CBS 8, February 16, 2022 - "Jewel of the Hills | La Mesa prepares to install an archway sign"

 La Mesa Courier, Dec. 17, 2021 - "District sign project moves forward"

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