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 late 2021.
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. Construction is slated to begin late 2021.
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.
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.
Final Schematic Designs have been developed based on the 2019 Master Plan for the Center Greens renovations. The majority of the project will be built in one phase, with a potential second phase. The initial improvements will include the amenities shown in the two graphics above: children’s play area, youth challenge course, butterfly garden, new skate park, upgraded basketball court, meandering pathways, shaded seating and picnic areas, plaza space with shade structure, loop trail, native landscaping, and other park amenities. A splash pad may be phase 2 in the future, as funding comes available. Construction of phase one is scheduled to begin in Summer 2022.
We will update this website with future meeting invitations, updated designs, and other information as it is available.
Ponderosa Park - St. Jude Medical Health Clinic
This project entails the construction of a 5,000 ft2 neighborhood health center at Ponderosa Park, across from the Ponderosa Family Resource Center. The health center will provide comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and mental health services to Anaheim residents. The construction, maintenance, and operational expenses will be funded by St. Jude.
Aloe Promenade is a new park totaling .62 acres. Linear in shape, this park will offer a water feature, shaded seating areas, children's play area, art, bocce ball court, foosball table, turf areas, and landscaping.
Cottonwood KaBOOM! Playground Installation
Our 13th KaBOOM! playground is open for play at Cottonwood Park! For months, representatives from the City of Anaheim, Anaheim Family YMCA, Edwards Lifesciences Foundation and KaBOOM! worked together to design and install a new playground at Cottonwood Park. Kids from the community participated in a virtual Design Day where they came up with ideas for their dream playground. The site also features a Gratitude Wall mosaic, designed and installed by local Orange County artist, Amanda Seibel, which includes individual tiles with drawings from more than 100 Edwards employees.
Maxwell Dog Park
The long-awaited Maxwell dog park provides residents, families and, of course, dogs, with an awesome new place to play. The 1-acre dog park, Anaheim's fourth, includes spaces for large and small dogs, agility courses, grassy hills drinking fountains for people and dogs, bone-shaped benches and ample shade trees.
Ross Park - YMCA Soccer Complex
The new Anaheim Family YMCA Community Complex complements the adjacent Ross Park by providing a space that supports different activities, including programmed sports like soccer and futsal, and other recreational activities, allowing for active and passive recreational use. Check out the YMCA website to learn more about programming at this facility. anaheimymca.org
Lincoln Park - Parking Lot Improvements
Improvements to Lincoln Park included the installation of a new park monument sign, making the park more visible to Broadway Ave. Also included were additional landscape amenities, an accessible sidewalk and ramp, and additional parking spaces.
New public park totaling 1.2 acres which includes public plaza, open turf area, and play area.
Julianna Park - Improvements
The 2020 improvements included a multi-use turf area, fitness equipment, half basketball court, gazebo, and shaded picnic areas, complementing the recently installed KaBOOM! playground.
Wagner House - Restoration
The project entailed 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 also focused on accessibility and walk-ability throughout the center. New landscaping increased water efficiency by using drought tolerant plants and removing turf.
Barton Park - Master Plan
This project entailed a complete renovation of Barton Park including a restroom, drinking fountains, picnic tables, field improvements, running/walking path, and exercise stations.
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.
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.