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Adventure Playground

Construction to start in
January 2015



Adventure Playground is currently closed while the City evaluates options developed from public comments regarding the appropriate use for the playground area. To date, the City has conducted four public workshops to solicit input on the type of experiences the public would like to consider.  

For more information about the work conducted to date, please click here to email the project coordinator.

How we got to here!

In 2008, Adventure Playground closed to accommodate construction activities related to modernization and expansion of the University Park Community Center.  After the Community Center opened in July 2010, staff and other qualified professionals completed a detailed evaluation of the playground, assessing site compliance with current playground safety standards, water quality requirements and accessibility laws.  Due to concerns over user safety and accessibility issues, it was determined that the City could not reopen Adventure Playground without extensive site re-engineering and renovation work.  

In November 2010, the City Council allocated funds to provide for site analysis and civil engineering, public design workshops and playground master planning and construction cost estimation.  

Here is what has been been done so far:

Dates     Click links for supporting PDF Documents 

October 2010

Analyzed Existing Conditions (PDF) 

November 2010 

Conducted a detailed site analysis (PDF)  

March 24, 2011 

Held First Public Workshop
Project Introduction - Design Charrette (PDF)  

April 25, 2011 

Held Second Public Workshop
Concept Zoning Analysis (PDF)
Opportunities Analysis (PDF) 

May-August 2011

Researched other Facilities

  • Yorba Linda Adventure Playground
  • The Edible Schoolyard
  • Identified Community Ideas 
        Playground Attributes (PDF)
        Playground Elements (PDF)

  • September-
    November 2011

    Prepared three Conceptual Plan Alternatives
    Conducted a Detailed Parking Study based on each alternative
    Focused Parking Demand (PDF)

    November 30, 2011 Held Third Community Workshop
    Presented the three concepts of play experiences. 
    The consensus was to design a plan which provides a combination of play experiences. 

    Three Concepts (PDF)
    Notes form the Meeting (PDF)
    December 2011-March 2012 Consultants prepared the Master Plan, Staff have reviewed and provided feedback.  Master Plan prepared for the final Public Workshop.
    March 29, 2012 Held Fourth Community Workshop
    June 6, 2012 Community Services Commission Presentation
    The Commission approved the Park Design Modification- The Master Plan for Adventure Playground
    January 2013 Refining of grading, ADA accesses and Water Quality Management plan requirements.
    March 2014 Held Fifth Community Workshop
    August 26, 2014 City Council Meeting
    The City approved the plans, specifications, and contract documents for Adventure Playground Renovation Project.

    What is Next:

    • The project plans, specifications, and contract documents are now ready to be advertised for construction bids. Construction is anticipated to start in January 2015 and to be completed no later than September 2015.

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