San Diego

Damage from Electronic Music Festival Estimated at $64K

County says festival organizers will pay for repairs

Repairs to Waterfront Park after a two-day electronic music festival in March are estimated to cost more than $64,000, according to an estimate from the County of San Diego.

The estimated damage and the cost to repair the park will be paid for by festival organizers, Michael Workman, Director of Communications for the County said. The repair estimate includes the cost of supplies and labor.

The CRSSD Electronic Music Festival took place at Waterfront Park March 14 and 15. Event organizers rented the park for $33,000, nearly one-third of the revenue officials hope to generate this year through private events at the park.

The park that sits on the Embarcadero is popular among those seeking the free fountains, lawn and playground.

The damage from the festival includes:

  • A sign in the playground area that is estimated to cost close to $2,000 to replace.
  • Fountain and hardscape surfacing damaged with food and drink stains and chewing gum.
  • Irrigation heads, valves and leaks, estimated to cost $6,270.
  • More than 500 plants which are expected to cost $35,340 to replace.
  • Depressed turf and granite surfaces, estimated to cost $14,250.

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According to the County, festival organizers and the county have agreed to this estimate and work is underway to make the repairs.

Festival organizers paid the county a deposit of just under $7,000, Workman said. According to the rental agreement with the county, since the estimated amount of damage is greater than the deposit, the company will be invoiced for the remainder of the repair costs.

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