What programs and services do you want at the new Marina Park?
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.
A majority of the Community and Sailing Center's structural steel, plumbing, and roofing is complete. The contractor's will turn their attention to closing the building walls in the coming months.
Landscape work is underway, where a majority of the trees have been planted. The next step is to start the seeding and planting of California friendly landscape material. This will give time for the landscaping to properly establish prior to opening the park for public use.
On March 27, 2015, the City entered into an agreement with Lighthouse Café, LLC to operate the café space at Marina Park. Stay tuned for more details on the food service offered.
As anticipated, the 19th Street restroom is slated to open for public use towards the end of May. Stay turned for more details.
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 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.
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|
|Start Marina Park Construction||December 2013||In Progress|
|Marina Park Anticipated Finish||December 2015|
Updated: June 4, 2015
Proposed Aerial View
Proposed Site Plan
Proposed Facility-Street View
Proposed Facility-Bay View
- January 2014 [PDF]
- Draft Environmental Impact Report, Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report and Final Environmental Impact Report (Warning: Some files are very large and may take several minutes to download.)
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.