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1600 West Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Project Overview

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. The buildings in this project are designed to meet LEED Silver rating requirements.

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:


Sand replenishment near the Newport Pier area will be taking place from July 16 to July 30.  Orange fencing will surround the area this work is taking place, but please exercise caution around heavy equipment and keep a close eye on children.  The map below outlines the general work area:

Sand Replenishment

Did you know?

The sand that is being dredged out of the water to create the Marina Park Marina, is actually being used to replenish the beach next to Newport Pier!

Why is this work being done in the middle of the summer?

In order to remain on schedule for completing the Marina Park project, dredging of the Marina was set for July.  Because we are using the same sand removed from the Harbor to replenish the beach, the sand replenishment portion of this project fell during the same time.

- July 15, 2014

On July 7, 2014 the 18th Street Parking Lot, and Las Arenas Park and Tennis Courts will be permanently closed to make room for the new Marina Park.

Marina Park Closures - 18th Street Lot and Las Arenas Park

Please visit our other locations at West Newport Park and Peninsula Park.  A complete list of park locations and amenities, is available at

- July 1, 2014

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.  Construction for Package 2 is currently underway, with stone columns and sheet pile installations having recently been installed.

Marina Park Project: Package 3 - Building & Site Development  was awarded to KPRS Construction Services, Inc on 05/13/2014.


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

Updated:  June 23, 2014

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: 7/16/2014 4:13:00 PM