Park Capital Improvements


The Community Services Department’s Capital Improvement Section



The Capital Improvement Section of the Community Services Department is responsible for the acquisition, master planning, design & construction of parks and trails. These projects consist of facility improvements & upgrades to existing parks and trails, as well as the development of new park land. The Capital Improvement Section also oversees development of buildings such as gymnasiums and community centers.

Capital improvements are funded by fees paid by private developers who construct new residential projects within the city of Anaheim per the Anaheim Municipal Code section 17.34. In lieu of paying a fee to the City, Developers may dedicate and develop land for parks and recreational facilities. Capital improvement projects are also funded through a variety of federal, state, and local grants.

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Maxwell Dog Park

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A community meeting is scheduled for February 26, 2019 at 6pm at Haskett Library to share the updated draft Master Plan and obtain additional feedback. At a December 13, 2018 community meeting, the City obtained input on a draft conceptual design. The community requested additional amenities such as agility equipment, strategically located trees, landscape buffers, and signage, etc. Above is a summary of the notes taken during the December meeting. Staff has been working to revise the draft conceptual design and has researched amenities based on the feedback received. We look forward to continuing the design process with the community and sharing updates as they are available!

Oak Canyon Renovation

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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.

Central Library Children’s Garden

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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, storage for play equipment, and other site amenities. Above is a photograph of the existing area.

Nohl Ranch

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Downtown Open Space

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Manzanita Skate Park

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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.



Brookhurst Park Playground Improvements

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The City applied for $500,000 in grant funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to improve the play area. The project was not recommended for the Fiscal Year 2018 funding cycle but will be retained for consideration in Federal Fiscal Year 2019.

The neighbors surrounding Brookhurst Park attended several community meetings to give input on this project. The community agreed that it is important to keep the moon park theme but that the remaining antiquated playground equipment and failing concrete walks should be replaced and enhanced. There have also been many requests for the development of an inclusive play area that provides a safe and exciting place for children of varying abilities.



Barton Park - Master Plan

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Tentative Schedule:
KaBOOM! playground prep day will be 1/24/2019 and build day will be 1/26/2019.

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Julianna Park - Master Plan

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La Palma Park - Soccer Area   

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The City of Anaheim is applying for a grant to construct a synthetic turf soccer field on the southwest side of La Palma Park. Other improvements requested by the community include two additional natural turf fields, a play area, a restroom building with community rooms, a perimeter trail with exercise equipment, a multipurpose open air sports arena, an events plaza, and lighting, master plan above.  The city will be pursuing  funding for these additional improvements.


This project will install a trellis shade structure between the existing carriage house and restroom facility. The trellis will augment the park’s venue space which has been in great demand by our community for weddings and other special events. Other park improvements include the seismic retrofit of the Mother Colony House.