Construction continues at a good pace on the entire park. The new restroom structure is almost complete with the roofing and interior finishing & fixtures still to be installed. Most of the park's walkways and hardscape have been installed, and hardscape details and trellis work continues on the butterfly garden. We are close to starting the bulk of the installation of the landscaping vegetation material, with all of the new trees already planted. The project is on schedule and will be substantially completed by December 2014. Project contract change orders are at approximately 3% to date, and well under the established 10% allowance.
With Sunset Ridge Park moving along nicely and on schedule, we are now looking to plan the Grand Opening Celebration event. We ask that you please tentatively hold the date of Saturday, December 6, 2014 for now. More information on this to come soon.
Also as a side note, construction is now starting up on an unimproved portion of Sunset View Park, across Superior Avenue from Sunset Ridge Park, just above the Hoag Co-Generation facility.
- September 9, 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
- 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.
Printable Site Plan [PDF]
Two Week Look Ahead Schedule - September 8, 2014 through October 24, 2014
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.