The 13.67 acre Sunset Ridge Park is situated on the northwest corner of West Coast Highway and Superior Avenue in the West Newport community. The park is an ‘active’ park per the city’s General Plan. Amenities include:
- PONY League Baseball Field
- Soccer Fields
- Children's Play Area
- Picnic Area
- Memorial Butterfly Garden
- Overlook Area with Shade Structure
- Meandering Concrete Walkways
- Meandering Retaining Walls
Public parking is available at the adjacent existing parking lot off Superior Avenue. Visitors can access the park from one of two walkways or the stair case which is connected to the Superior Avenue and West Coast Highway sidewalk. A serene butterfly garden is located at the east end of the park. As you follow the meandering walkways to the west, visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean from a shaded overlook area. Moving further west, visitors will find two soccer fields and a PONY League baseball field. The far west side of the park features a picnic area and a children’s play area for family enjoyment. Restrooms are also located on the west side for convenience.
In addition to the program elements, the landscape design compliments the overall character of West Newport. The passive area landscape along the perimeter of the site is drought tolerant and native to Southern California, while the active play areas are more manicured including turf grass. All landscape areas are irrigated using an automatic underground system. The irrigation is divided into several systems based on the water requirements and sun orientation of landscape within each hyrodrozone. The irrigation system provides 100% head to head coverage and is designed to minimize overspray.
Although construction is substantially complete, staff is working with the contractor to address several minor issues.
Additional Project Information
For additional information, please contact Senior Civil Engineer Andy Tran at 949-644-3315 or Construction Supervisor Marcus Puglisi at 949-644-3331.