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Marina Park


Project Overview

What programs and services do you want at the new Marina Park?
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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 December 2015, 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

W. Bay Avenue Pavement Grind and Overlay:

The W. Bay Avenue and 18th Street roadway pavement in the Marina Park vicinity is scheduled for rehabilitation work starting October 12, 2015 with a targeted completion date of October 16, 2015. On-street parking along both streets will be restricted during this period; however, paths of travel will be maintained. Please see exhibit for affected areas.

 Bay Ave W Map - Marina Park

Click here to view the Marina Park Aerial Tour

A majority of the Community and Sailing Center's building walls have been closed up. Focus is now being placed on the finishing metal, interior controls, and glazing.

Landscape work is underway, and a majority of the trees and shrubs have been planted.  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.

 Marina Park Image 09

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 docks and piles are currently being fabricated and installed. The targeted completion date is November 2015.


Project Summary Schedule
  Date Status
Start Marina Park Construction December 2013 In Progress
Marina Park Anticipated Finish December 2015

Updated:  August 10, 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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