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Project Overview

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The Marina Park project encompasses a 10.5-acre site and involves new construction of a public park; a 24,000-square-foot community and sailing center building; a 23-slip marina; a reconstructed 19th Street restroom building; a freestanding playground lighthouse feature; themed playground; outdoor fitness circuit; parking lots; and frontage street improvements.  When the park opens in the spring of 2016, the official address will be 1600 West Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, 92663.

The park will also be home to the new 6,100-square-foot Girl Scouts Leadership Center, which is being funded entirely by the Girl Scouts of Orange County.

Construction Updates

Click here to view the Marina Park Aerial Tour

With the new Marina basin now complete, all efforts have turned to completing the underground utility work, frontage improvements and constructing the various buildings that will be in the park. Below you can see the new Sailing Center and Community Center taking shape with the foundations complete and the block & steel building structure at about 90% complete. One can now start to see the iconic tower element rising out of the building.

In addition to the building construction, our contractor KPRS has completed the new sidewalk and frontage improvements along Balboa Boulevard, 18th Street and West Bay Avenue. The new 16” water main crossing the property is complete and some site improvements and parking lot curbs are now in place as seen in the pictures. The foundation and underground work for the new 19th Street Restroom facility is also complete as can be seen in the picture below. The Marina Park project is currently tracking ahead of schedule with an anticipated completion date of December 2015, and is tracking slightly under the overall projected budget. A copy of the summary Master Marina Park Budget and actual/projected cost is available by clicking here.

Community Center with Lighthouse Tower in the background

Marina Park Project: Package 1 - Demolition and Tree Relocation was awarded to Unlimited Environmental, Inc. on 10/22/2013. On 03/25/2014, Council accepted the completed work and authorized the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion for Package 1.

Marina Park Project: Package 2 - Marina Basin Construction including Dredging, Bulkheads, Grading and Soil Remediation was awarded to Dutra Construction Company on 12/10/2013. On 02/10/2015, Council accepted the completed work and authorized the City Clerk to file a notice of completion.

Marina Park Project: Package 3 - Building & Site Development was awarded to KPRS Construction Services, Inc., on 05/13/2014. The majority of the utility and foundation work for the Community Center and Sailing Center has been completed. The 19th Street restroom is being constructed concurrently, with a completion date of May 2015. Focus is now being placed on roofing, framing and utility work. Please subscribe to the Marina Park Interested Parties list by clicking here for the latest closure information.

Marina Park Project: Package 4 - Docks was awarded to Bellingham Marine Industries, Inc. on 02/10/2015. The contract will generally entail the construction of concrete marina docks, and installation of piles, utilities, a boat hoist, and other marina equipment and accessories. Work under this phase is expected to be completed along with the Buildings & Site Development work.


Project Summary Schedule
  Date Status
Start Marina Park Construction December 2013 In Progress
Marina Park Anticipated Finish Spring 2016

Updated:  March 11, 2015

Marina Park Aerial View

Proposed Aerial View                     

Photo 1

Proposed Site Plan

Photo 2

Proposed Facility-Street View

Photo 3

Proposed Facility-Bay View


Fact Sheet




Please click here to view photos of the ground breaking ceremony which took place on February 11, 2014.

Marina Park Information Hotline

Please call 949-644-3366.

For more information. If you would like to be added to the “Interested Parties” e-mail list so that you’re notified of Marina Park information, please click here and create an account.

If you are having trouble creating an account but would like to be added to the list please contact Kelsey Kenz at 949-644-3330.

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Last updated: 3/17/2015 10:32:00 AM