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Construction Update

After 11 months of construction activities, the park is nearing completion. The contractor recently hydroseeded the slopes along the perimeter and is currently installing sod across the ball fields. They are also putting finishing touches to the restroom building and various site amenities. Construction is set to be substantially complete by the end of November 2014.

With everything in place, staff is now making plans for the Grand Opening Event which will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:30 AM. There will be sports demonstrations and fun activities for the kids. We will also be serving up hot dogs, hamburgers and ballpark snacks.

To RSVP for this event please email Kelsey Kenz at kkenz@newportbeachca.gov. We hope you’ll come out and celebrate with us! 

- November 21, 2014

 

Project Update presented to Council September 23, 2014

The proposed 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 proposed park is to be an ‘active’ park per the city’s General Plan. Proposed park amenities include:

  • Pony League Baseball Field
  • Soccer Fields
  • Children's Play Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms 
  • 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 proposed 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 will compliment the overall character of West Newport while paying special attention to views of adjacent residents and the existing natural habitat. The passive area landscape on the perimeter of the site will be a more drought tolerant informal landscape, while the active play areas will be more manicured including turf grass. All landscape areas will be irrigated using an automatic underground system. The irrigation system will be divided into several systems based on the water requirements and sun orientation of landscape within each hyrodrozone. The irrigation system shall provide 100% head to head coverage and be designed to minimize overspray. 

Sunset Ridge Park Site Plan

Printable Site Plan [PDF]

Project Schedules

 

Construction Schedule

Two Week Look Ahead Schedule

Additional Project Information 

View our construction photo gallery

Sunset Ridge Park ground breaking ceremony - December 10, 2013 

Please click here to view more detailed information on this project. 

For additional information, please contact Senior Civil Engineer Andy Tran at 949-644-3315 or Construction Supervisor Marcus Puglisi at 949-644-3331.

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Last updated: 11/25/2014 4:21:43 PM