"CHORAL REEF PARADISE" UNVEILED IN NATONAL CITY
National City Municipal Pool
Tall drab walls surround the world-class National City Municipal Swimming Pool. The city turned to the Rainforest Art Project and the talented students at Las Palmas Elementary School to bring color and excitement to the area. The children designed and created the mosaic fish, each very unique and spectacular, which were then placed in the giant ten foot by seven foot “Choral Reef Paradise” mosaic that was unveiled on June 16 th , 2009.
Mayor Ron Morrison spoke of the need to involve the youth of National City in the creation of art in the community. Las Palmas school counselor, Noemy Salas was given the Rainforest Art Project “You-Can” Award, for her outstanding coordination and support of the program.
Attending were: Major Ron Morrison, Vice Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis , Councilmember Francisco Parra , Councilmember Jess VanDeventer , City Manager Chris Zapata, Assistant City Manager Leslie Deese and Recreation Superintendent Kaseem Baker.
Congratulations to the Rainforest Art Program students at Las Palmas Elementary School, and the City of National City for their amazing new public art.
Unveiling Photo Gallery
Paradise Creek Project
On January 22nd 2008 Phase 1 of the Paradise Creek project was unveiled. Many community members of National City (including the Mayor) celebrated the student artist's hand carved and painted tile mosaic permanently installed at the outdoor theater at Paradise Creek. Phase 2 of this project is set to start soon.