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Boysen Park is Getting a Refresh!

We're expanding and updating one of Anaheim's most iconic parks.

Boysen Park, named for former Anaheim parks superintendent and boysenberry inventor Rudy Boysen, is beloved by many and affectionately known as "airplane park" for its restored playground fighter jet.

The 24.6-acre park is expanding by 2.5 acres and adding new features based on what we heard from the community about what they wanted see in their park.

In 2026, we will see the addition of a:

  • skate park
  • dog park
  • basketball courts
  • fitness equipment
  • water play areas
  • an obstacle course
  • and updated baseball, softball and soccer fields

The improvements are made possible by $15 million in state funding for Boysen Park.

You can see more by clicking on the image below and zooming in.

An environmental cleanup of soil at the park's ball fields is taking place in summer 2023. You learn more about the cleanup further below.

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Baseball, softball fields cleanup

The removal and replacement of contaminated soil at Boysen Park's baseball and softball fields started in July 2023 and is expected to be completed in a few weeks.

About 2 feet of surface soil is being removed from the main baseball field, a softball field and a smaller practice diamond. The soil is being replaced with new, clean soil.

Work led by the city and overseen by the state Department of Toxic Substances Controls starts in early July and finishes later in the month or by early August

The ball fields have been temporarily closed since 2021 and will reopen after cleanup and fields repair in late 2023.

Boysen Park's playgrounds, picnic areas, open grassy field, southwest soccer field, tennis courts and remaining areas on the north and south sides are unimpacted by any contamination and remain open.

Ball fields cleanup is being done after testing found levels of lead, arsenic and other compounds.

While the exact cause of the contamination is not entirely known, a landfill operated at the site of what is today Boysen Park from the early 1900s to mid-1930s. The landfill collected and buried household waste.

After serving a landfill, the site was used as a public rifle range up until the mid-1940s.

The site was transformed into Boysen Park in 1958.

  • You can see a notice of cleanup work here.
  • You can read the cleanup plan here.

Questions, feedback

For questions on the Boysen Park update and ball fields cleanup, please email