OC River Walk
The OC River Walk is the City of Anaheim's vision to transform the Santa Ana River Corridor into a primary connective open space uniting the Southern California region. There are many opportunities along the river to increase public recreation, enhance the aesthetics and ecology of the river, and improve visual and physical access to the river.
The City recently completed the OC River Walk Engineering Feasibility Study, which can be accessed by clicking here. The study identified 17 opportunities on the Santa Ana River for active transportation connections and community amenities such as parks, plazas, and art.
Citrus Park Play Area
Plans are underway to replace the existing 20 year old play equipment at Citrus Park. The new play features will include a variety of options for children of all ages and abilities. Custom features and colors will reflect Anaheim's history of Citrus farming. Funding for this project comes from the Community Development Block Grand (CDBG) program, which supports community development activities to build stronger and more resilient communities.
Ross Park Play Area
This project will replace the existing 17+ year old play structure with red, white and blue play equipment in honor of the park’s name, Betsey Ross. The new equipment will offer a variety of play opportunities that will enhance the users social and physical development. This play area will focus on tall play pieces that have been highly requested by Anaheim’s youth.
Little Pine Park
Click here to learn more about Little Pine Park.
Maxwell Park Fitness Station Improvements
Several new fitness stations and sidewalk improvements are planned for Maxwell Park. The stations will be located along the walkway to the south of Haskett Library. Funding for this project comes from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Rio Vista Park Improvements
The restroom building at Rio Vista park is over 40 years old and in desperate need of replacement. This project will demolish the existing park restroom building and replace it with a new ADA compliant building that is safe, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing. The project also includes a new stand-alone shade structure and upgraded adjacent hardscape. This project is being funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
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.
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.
The newly constructed St. Jude Medical Health Clinic provides neighborhood access to wellness exams, immunizations, prenatal care, pediatric care, diabetes care, chronic disease management, mental health, dental and vision. The vibrant, 5,000 sq-ft building opened in December 2021.
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 Improvements
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 ParkManzanita 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.
The Community Services Department’s Capital Improvement Section