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 Downtown District Sign will be located in the heart of the Village at La Mesa Blvd. and Palm Ave. and will consist of two columns of brass plaques and a total of 1512 hand-painted 4x4” ceramic tiles. Through the Leave a Legacy Tile and Plaque Fundraiser, businesses and residents have a unique opportunity to give back to the community by making a donation for a plaque or tile(s). Sign up today to be a part of this historic project (see link to pledge form below)!

We are 79% of the way to fund this project! How can you help? We still have a few plaque sponsorships available! If you are a business, lifelong La Mesa resident, or just want to help fund this initiative, please consider supporting us through the purchase of a plaque or cash donation. We also have a few tiles remaining as well. Fill out 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 tile 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:
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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