Parks Development Services

Parks Development & Facilities
Project Coordinator

Farhad Bolourchi
[email protected]
(714) 536-5265
Public Works Department


The City of Huntington Beach operates 3.5 miles of beach (150 acres) and one of the longest municipal piers in the state. There are 75 parks and public facilites, totaling 753.89 acres, 190 playground apparatus, and irrigation systems.

Parks-Recreation-Master-Plan PARK AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN

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EDISON PARK LIMITED GEOTECHNICAL EVALUATION

September 14, 2020

The City of Huntington Beach (City) is working with a local geotechnical engineering firm, Geosyntec Consultants, to conduct and perform a limited subsurface investigation at Edison Community Park (Edison), on September 24, 25, and 28, 2020. This work will be performed in support of needed park improvements at Edison.

Edison was constructed over the Cannery Street Former Refuse Disposal Station, a.k.a Cannery Street Landfill (CSL). Waste materials were placed at the site in the former CSL between 1957 and 1969. Based on available site-related documents, waste material placed at the site is non-hazardous waste that consisted of construction debris, stumps, logs, and large timber.

Upon completion of waste placement activities at the site, the former owner of the site (Orange County) dedicated the site to the City. To comply with the park restriction zoning, the City developed the area into the public park that is now Edison.

Some of the existing facilities/amenities at Edison were constructed on top of waste material deposited at the former CSL. The effect of settlement, differential settlement and/or a combination of both caused substantial damage within Edison, resulting in the closure of tennis courts, and removal of certain park amenities.

The objective of this work is to evaluate and delineate the lateral limit and depth of existing landfill material along a selected portion of the eastern edge of the former CSL site. Results from this limited excavation and analysis will help the City determine potential types and locations of new park amenities at Edison. This, in combination with a community input/design process, will help develop a revised master plan for the rehabilitation of Edison.

The proposed fieldwork will consist of two phases, which include excavation and drilling at five specific locations within Edison. Each location will be safely secured with fencing and windscreen and will be immediately backfilled once the desired depth of excavation is reached. Additionally, Geosyntec will perform air monitoring, as well as dust mitigation measures to comply with current standards set in place by Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) excavation permit requirements.

During this three-day geotechnical work, City of Huntington Beach representatives will work closely with Geosyntec and its subcontractors, to ensure highest efficiency and quality of work throughout this process. We look forward to working with the community to recreate Edison Park, combining new and improved existing amenities, with innovative and adventurous components inclusive to all of our residents and visitors.

EDISON COMMUNITY CENTER IMPROVEMENTS

September 14, 2020

Community & Library Services and Public Works Departments are also excited that Edison Community Center interior renovations are underway! The project completion is scheduled for early spring 2021 and will feature an updated look, as well as improved accessibility and energy efficiency.

Bluff Top Park rehabilitation efforts include the widening of the multi-use trail and replacement of guardrail along bluff top (from approximately 6th Street to just south of Seapoint). Renovations to the Bluff Top Park area include replacement of access ramp and stairway railing, turf mitigation, and enhanced landscaping at public access nodes.

CENTRAL PARK BATHROOM REPLACEMENTS MOVING FORWARD

 

Four of the six bathroom replacements have been completed, with both Park Bench Cafe & Kathy May's locations. The final two restrooms (one located at Gothard parking lot and the other located near the amphitheater area) are in the final stages of the design process. Project construction to be determined.

PARK PLAYGROUND IMPROVEMENTS

January 22, 2021

Bushard: 9691 Warburton Drive
Playground Diagram
Construction complete. Inspection in process and fence due to be removed on Monday, January 25.

LeBard: 20461 Craimer Lane
Playground Diagram
Phase 1: Grate on drain hole will be installed the week of 1/25/2021, inspection to follow.

Phase 2: Fencing from phase 1 is stacked on property to be used for phase 2.  Estimated completion late February 2021.

PROPOSITION 68 - PARK DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION

July 3, 2019

In June of 2018, the State passed Proposition 68, which included a Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program. Based on priorities identified in the 2016 Parks & Recreation Master Plan, the City Council approved playground replacement priority list and grant funding criteria, the City is exploring grant opportunities for improvements at the following parks:

Carr Park: 16532 Springdale Street
Drew Park: 20252 Cape Cottage Lane
Schroeder Park: 6231 Cornell Drive

Attachment: hb-parks-map.pdf


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City of Huntington Beach
Community Services
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5486
Fax: (714) 374-1654
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