Park Capital Improvements
The Community Services Department’s Capital Improvement Section
Euclid Library Outdoor Space
Plans are in the final stages to create a flexible programming space on the south side of the Euclid Branch Library. This outdoor area will include a meandering pathway with benches leading to a gathering area with tiered seating for story times and special events. Landscaping, decorative boulders, and art will surround the pathway. This reimagined space is designed for patrons of all ages and abilities. Construction is slated to begin early 2021.
Cottonwood Park KaBOOM!
The City of Anaheim is embarking on its 13th KaBOOM! playground build at Cottonwood Park. KaBOOM! facilitates projects where community partners come together to fund and provide labor and materials to install new playground equipment in parks. The play equipment at Cottonwood is almost 20 years old and in need of replacement. Edward Lifesciences Corporation is the funding partner for this exciting project, and Anaheim Family YMCA is the community partner. We look forward to working together with these groups, and community volunteers, to create an amazing play area in 2021.
La Palma Park - Improvements
Community members and staff have been working together for the past several years to come up with a plan to renovate, revitalize and expand the west side of La Palma Park. As shown on the Master Plan proposed amenities include: soccer fields, exercise equipment, playground, splash pad, special events lawn, basketball court, open air arena, and a new restroom building. Staff is currently working to secure funding for this exciting project.
Brookhurst Teen Center
Plans are currently underway for the addition of a Teen Center at the existing Brookhurst Community Center, to create dedicated programming space for youth. The Teen Center will complement the building’s existing interior & exterior architecture, include a restroom, landscaping, new sewer connection, utilities, pathway and accessibility improvements. Funding is secured for this project.
Central Library Phase 2
Plans are in the final stages for additional improvements to the children’s garden at Central Library. Phase 2 will include the installation of a shade structure, maintenance access gate, and wall-mounted security lights & electrical outlets.
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.
A Master Plan was developed in 2019 for Center Greens renovations. The project will be built in phases, with the first phase of improvements focusing on the area adjacent to Broadway. Phase 1 improvements will include the amenities shown on the plan above: children’s play area, youth challenge course, butterfly garden, new skate park, an upgraded basketball court, meandering pathways, shaded seating and picnic areas, and other park amenities.
We will update this website with future meeting invitations, updated designs, and other information as it is available.
New public park totaling 1.2 acres which includes public plaza, open turf area, and play area.
Julianna Park - Master Plan
In addition to the recent play area improvements, a complete park renovation is planned for Julianna. The park improvements will include the amenities shown on the plan above including: a multi-use turf area, fitness equipment, a half basketball court, gazebo, and shaded picnic area with BBQs. Construction started in May 2020 and is expected to be complete in Fall 2020.
Barton Park - Master Plan
This project entails a complete renovation of Barton Park including a restroom, drinking fountains, picnic tables, field improvements, running/walking path, and exercise stations.
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.
Manzanita Skate Park
Manzanita Park now has a 12,000 square foot skatepark and an improved parking lot with new landscaping, prominent round-a-bout for easier entry / exit, and offers 9 additional parking spaces. The skatepark features a 5′-7′ deep bowl for more experienced skaters and another 3′ deep beginner bowl with user-friendly roll-in. The design makes the most of a narrow footprint with a variety of grind ledges, manual pads, and grind rails. A mural at the far east section of the skatepark highlights the name and is a nod to the skate culture and the tricks that can be accomplished at this park.
Oak Canyon Trail - Gramercy Section
The Gramercy section of the Oak Canyon Trail, which can be accessed from Camino Grande, underwent a realignment to alleviate erosion and drainage issues. Improvements included the installation of retaining walls and trail stabilizer, drainage crossings, and native plant restoration. An educational interpretive sign can be viewed at the Camino Grande entrance to the trail.
Founders Park Security Cameras
This project included the installation of 7 new security cameras strategically placed throughout Founders Park. The project also updated pathways with new decomposed granite surfacing.
Central Library Children’s Garden
This project converted the outdoor space at the Central Library into an interactive children’s garden and play area. Features include a tricycle loop, hopscotch, sand pit, new landscaping, new fencing, and other amenities.
Barton Park Playground
The playground is complete at Barton Park. Please come out and enjoy the new space.
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