Boardwalk gets $12M makeover

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is getting a $12 million upgrade during off-season.

The project will begin after Labor Day.

The upgrades will include a new main entrance, along with an entrance plaza, a new look for several games, concessions and attractions. Fright Walk and the Lazer Maze will also get upgrades.

“We’re committed to investing in park improvements that make our community proud and greatly improve the Boardwalk experience for our guests,” said Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk president Karl Rice. “The unique character of the Boardwalk will be maintained and improved because nostalgia and history are such an important part of our story.”

More details on the project will be released in the coming months. The project is expected to be completed by summer, 2017.

Learn more about the project here.