Park Capital Improvements
The Community Services Department’s Capital Improvement Section
Maxwell Dog Park
On December 13, 2018, the City held a community meeting to obtain input on the draft conceptual design for this project. The community requested additional amenities such as agility equipment, strategically located trees, landscape buffers, and signage, etc. City staff is currently researching the feasibility of an idea to install a splash pad for dogs. Other feedback received included requests to remove Jacaranda trees from the design, and providing a unique dog park name. Above is a summary of the notes taken during the December meeting. Staff is currently working on revising the draft concept design (pictured above) and researching the amenities based on the feedback received. We will provide information on future meetings, and post updated graphics as we have them.
Oak Canyon Renovation
The City applied for and received $500,000 in funding from the Natural Resources Agency’s Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities grant program to install interpretive elements and make amphitheater renovations. We are currently in the early planning stage and will update the website with invitations, updated designs, and other information as it is available.
Central Library Children’s Garden
This project will convert the exiting children’s outdoor space at the Central Library into an interactive children’s garden and play area. Features will include a tricycle loop, interactive games, sand pit, drinking fountain, new landscaping, new decorative fencing, storage for play equipment, and other site amenities. Above is a photograph of the existing area.
Downtown Open Space
Manzanita Skate Park
This project will include the development of a skate park in a passive area of Manzanita Park. The proposed skate park will be located east of the Boys and Girls Club and south of the 91 Freeway. The skate park will be designed for beginner to intermediate skaters and include a bowl, pump track, and street plaza components.
Brookhurst Park Playground Improvements
The City applied for $500,000 in grant funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to improve the play area. The project was not recommended for the Fiscal Year 2018 funding cycle but will be retained for consideration in Federal Fiscal Year 2019.
The neighbors surrounding Brookhurst Park attended several community meetings to give input on this project. The community agreed that it is important to keep the moon park theme but that the remaining antiquated playground equipment and failing concrete walks should be replaced and enhanced. There have also been many requests for the development of an inclusive play area that provides a safe and exciting place for children of varying abilities.
Barton Park - Master Plan
KaBOOM! playground prep day will be 1/24/2019 and build day will be 1/26/2019.
Click on image above to see a larger version.
Julianna Park - Master Plan
La Palma Park - Soccer Area
The City of Anaheim is applying for a grant to construct a synthetic turf soccer field on the southwest side of La Palma Park. Other improvements requested by the community include two additional natural turf fields, a play area, a restroom building with community rooms, a perimeter trail with exercise equipment, a multipurpose open air sports arena, an events plaza, and lighting, master plan above. The city will be pursuing funding for these additional improvements.
This project will install a trellis shade structure between the existing carriage house and restroom facility. The trellis will augment the park’s venue space which has been in great demand by our community for weddings and other special events. Other park improvements include the seismic retrofit of the Mother Colony House.
Founders’ Park Shade Structure
Pearson Park - Cactus Area Renovation
Anaheim Coves (Northern Extension)
Anaheim Coves will be extended north from Lincoln Avenue to Frontera Street to expand the City of Anaheim’s natural, transportation and recreational resources for this part of Anaheim. This project was identified as a key opportunity in the Anaheim Outdoors Connectivity Plan
and required the approval of the Orange County Water District (OCWD); the Orange County Flood Control District (OCFCD); and Southern California Edison (SCE). This project includes 11 acres of native landscape, almost one mile of class 1 bike path with a soft decomposed granite trail running parallel to the bike trail, a children’s nature garden and demonstration area near Frontera Street, interpretive signage, and amenities such as drinking fountains, benches, trash cans, and dog waste stations.
The City has received two grants for the design and implementation of this project: $832,000 from the Active Transportation Program (ATP) through Cal-trans for the bike path; and $902,000 from the Urban Greening for Sustainable Communities Grant Program through the California Natural Resources Agency for the installation of native landscape and interpretation.
This segment will provide a vital connection to Anaheim Coves and the Santa Ana Regional Trail, and will also expand community access to an area that was previously closed
to the public. This project is scheduled to be completed spring of 2019.
Logan Wells Stake Park
The Logan Wells Memorial Foundation has raised $190,000 for the development of a skate park in memory of Logan Wells who tragically died on March 23, 2014 when he was hit by a car as he was riding his skateboard. The skate park will be approximately 5,000 square feet consisting of concrete street style skate elements such as ramps, stairs, ledges and grind rails.
Wagner House - Restoration
The project entails modernizing buildings and engineering systems, bringing them up
to code and maintaining the facility’s existing use as a tennis center for the community. The improvements will also focus on accessibility and walk-ability throughout the center.New landscaping is planned to increase water efficient by using drought tolerant plants and removing turf.
Ponderosa Park Improvements
Palm Lane Skate Park Fence
Peter Marshall Restroom Demolition
Pearson Park-KaBOOM! Playground
Ponderosa Family Resource Center
Willow Park - KaBoom! Playground
Brookhurst Community Center Reception & Patio Area
Ronald Reagan Park - New Playground
Pioneer Park - Trail and Restroom Improvements
Sycamore Park - Playground
Twila Reid - Pickle Ball Area
Edison Park- Exercise & Trail Improvements
Park improvements include the extension of a lighted walking path around the perimeter of the park, the installation of additional outdoor exercise equipment, a hydration center, improved volleyball court and additions to the playground. The Community Services Department has obtained $200,000 in grant funds from the Community Action Partnership of Orange County for these improvements. In addition, improvements at Edison Park are a priority in the Heal Zone as identified by Activate Anaheim, which is a community collaboration led by the Anaheim Family YMCA. These improvements will be included in the countywide Community Action Plan that will contribute to the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life and health for our residents and all of Orange County.
This park will receive a street style skate area of approximately 4,000 square feet. Improvements are made possible through a $150,000 donation from the Disney Resort.
Ponderosa Park - Skatepark
On August 13th,2016 City Council and community members celebrated the opening of the Ponderosa Skatepark. The Park is NOW! open and ready for the community and residents to enjoy.
Palm Lane - Skatepark
The city of Anaheim welcomed a new skatepark to Palm Lane Park.
This new addition has a street style skate area of approximately 4,000 square feet.
Improvements are made possible through a $150,000 donation from the Disney Resort.
Olive Hills Dog Park
The purpose of this project is to provide a 1.2 acre dog park within the existing Olive Hills Park. The project includes a prefabricated restroom building, retaining wall, expanded parking lot area utilizing porous asphalt, fencing, large and small dog play enclosures with agility equipment, decomposed granite walkways, synthetic turf, landscape boulder features,
native plant materials, and “low water” irrigation systems. Conversion of the existing site to a dog park will enhance the site aesthetically as well as provide a beneficial recreational use for local residents and their pets.
Little Peoples Park
At the request of community neighbors, this park received a major overhaul that included a new gazebo, basketball court, lighting, open turf area, landscaping and a perimeter fence. Many of the improvements were historically themed including the gazebo, pavement, and the perimeter fence. Historic period street light poles were integrated with new energy efficient LED fixtures.
Circle Park is the latest addition to the Anaheim park system and is located in west Anaheim. Creation of this pocket park stemmed from the request of the surrounding community to convert an underutilized landscape median into a recreational gathering space. The park was designed by the neighbors and features a play area, BBQ facilities, drought tolerant landscape and other amenities. Many community members joined city staff and council members to dedicate this park on April 11.
Manzanita Park- Family Resource Center
The purpose of this project was to repair and reconfigure a previously fire damaged building to serve as a new Boys and Girls Club facility that has now relocated from their Broadway location. Interior spaces were organized to accommodate larger groups and also provide maximum storage capabilities. The improvements resulted in a complete building remodel with a 780 square foot addition, new electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, and new concrete hardscape. Construction has been completed and a grand opening event by the Boys and Girls club will occur this summer.
Stoddard Park - Restroom & Playground Extension
The city received a grant from the Housing Related Parks Program to improve the restroom, expand the playground, and create a shaded seating area. These improvements were substantially completed in spring 2016 with the seating area scheduled for completion this summer
Lincoln Park - Playground
The City of Anaheim partnered with KaBOOM!, the Disney Resort and the Anaheim Family YMCA to create a new playground at Lincoln Park. KaBOOM! is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create great play spaces through the participation and leadership of communities. KaBOOM! facilitates projects where community partners come together to fund and provide materials and volunteer labor to install new playground equipment in parks. Before this project was completed, Lincoln Park had no playground facilities.
The Disney Resort was the funding partner responsible for paying the costs of materials and the Anaheim Family YMCA was the community partner who helped organize the labor to install the equipment. On Build Day, hundreds of volunteers worked together to assemble and install the play equipment and various other park improvements in just six (6) hours.
The City of Anaheim has previously partner with these same organizations to complete similar improvements at Edison, Stoddard, Schweitzer, Modjeska, John Marshall and Twila Reid parks.
Coral Tree Park is a public park built by a developer in the Platinum Triangle. The park opened in fall of 2015 and includes a play area, BBQ facilities, open turf space, and landscaping. This is the second developer built park in this area and three more are currently being designed.
Pelanconi Park - Stream Restoration
This project entails the restoration of a stream that flows through the center of the park to better contain or reduce the flow rate of future storm water run-off. Actual work consisted of the installation of walls to replace deteriorated wood pile structures and check dams at 7 locations. Paralleling this work will be removal of specific trees and non-native vegetation in the drainage channel to assist with future habitat restoration. The City received a State Habitat Conservation Fund Grant for the restoration of the native planting.