Dockweiler State Beach

Los Angeles, Ca

Stronghold Engineering, Inc. served as the prime contractor for this $11.5 million project to completely refurbish Dockweiler State Beach and the adjacent Recreational Vehicle Park in Los Angeles County, California. The scope of work included six new buildings; rebuilding of the main entrance, parking kiosk, and four parking lots; installation of a children’s play area; and new landscaping throughout to enhance the natural beauty of the shoreline.

Reconstruction was also performed on buildings used by the beach crew, including the garage, lifeguard headquarters and stations and maintenance facility equipment yard. Renovation of the RV Park converted all spaces to full hookups.

Although working at the beach sounds glamorous, this was a very challenging project with daily hassles of performing construction in areas traveled by bicyclists, skaters, vehicle traffic and pedestrians. Some of the larger obstacles Stronghold’s team faced included changing the orientation of two buildings and incorporating seismic retrofitting into the project after construction started.


“We want to thank Stronghold Engineering for successfully completing the Dockweiler State Beach General Refurbishment Project. The project had its challenges, but Stronghold’s project team and our County Staff together worked hard to resolve issues and deliver a high quality project that we can all be proud of in the end. The end users are very pleased with the vast improvement of the facility at this heavily used beach.”

Donald L. Wolfe, Director of Public Works