Park Capital Improvements
The Community Services Department’s Capital Improvement Section
La Palma Park - Improvements
The City recently completed an extensive outreach process to confirm the Master Plan concept for La Palma Park that was initially created in 2016. Neighborhood residents expressed a desire for a park that is safe and beautiful. The revised Master Plan reflects this desire and incorporates the recreation features most desired by residents. This updated plan will be used to seek State Proposition 68 funding.
Maxwell Dog Park
Multiple community meetings were held at Haskett Library to share the draft designs and obtain feedback. During those meetings, the community requested additional amenities such as agility equipment, strategically located trees, landscape buffers, and signage, etc. The above image is the final Master Plan that was developed as a result of public input and was approved by the Parks and Recreation Commission in March 2019. We are currently furthering the planning and design process which includes developing Construction Documents and submitting applications for construction permits.
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.
Downtown Open Space
Multiple community meetings were held during the past year to re-design this park and obtain valuable feedback. The above image is the final Master Plan that was developed as a result of the public input. As we continue to refine this design we will update the website with future meeting invitations, updated designs, and other information as it is available.
Barton Park - Master Plan
The playground is complete at Barton Park. Please come out and enjoy the new space.
Tentative Park Construction Schedule:
The Second Phase of the park improvement project is currently out to public bid. Currently, the project is scheduled to be awarded to a contractor by the end of May 2019 and are looking forward to a construction start by July. Tentatively, the project is scheduled to be complete winter of 2019/2020.
Julianna Park - Master Plan
KaBOOM! Playground Prep Day September 26, 2019 and Playground Build Day September 28, 2019.
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. The project is scheduled to be completed by spring 2020.
Founders Park Security Cameras
This project includes the installation of 7 new security cameras strategically placed throughout Founders Park. The project will also replace existing pathways with new decomposed granite surfacing. Portions of the park will remain open during construction.
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, and other site amenities. The project is scheduled to be completed by fall 2019.
Pearson Park - Cactus Area Renovation
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.
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.
Anaheim Coves (Northern Extension)
This one-mile expansion of the Anaheim Coves trail was opened on June 6, 2019. The park includes 11 acres of native landscape, a 1-mile long class 1 bike path and decomposed granite trail, a children’s play area near Frontera Street, interpretive signage, and amenities such as drinking fountains, benches, trash cans, and dog waste stations. This segment of trail provides a vital connection to the Santa Ana Regional Trail, and was identified as a key opportunity site in the Anaheim Outdoors Connectivity Plan.
Julianna Park KaBoom! Playground Build
On Sept 27th, more than 300 volunteers from the Disneyland Resort, City of Anaheim, and Anaheim Family YMCA joined KaBoom! to build a playground in just six hours at Julianna Park. This is the 12th Disney-sponsored KaBoom! playground in Anaheim. In the coming months, Julianna Park will receive a complete renovation including a new basketball court, exercise equipment, gazebo, picnic tables, and landscaping. The playground is open and will continue to be open as much as possible during the construction period.
Elements of the park include shaded bench and table seating, a basketball court, bocce ball courts, outdoor workout equipment and passive gathering areas with turf and shade trees. A sizable dog park in the southern end of the park allows residents and the general public an opportunity to gather while giving their pets an opportunity to exercise and socialize.
Founders’ Park Shade Structure
Logan Wells Memorial Skate Park
The City of Anaheim and The Logan Wells Memorial Foundation celebrated the dedication of the Logan Wells Memorial Skate Park on February 23, 2019. The Foundation 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 is approximately 5,000 square feet consisting of concrete street style skate elements such as ramps, stairs, ledges and grind rails.
Ponderosa Park Improvements