Proposed Master Plan - Community Outreach Package

An extensive community outreach process for the Memorial Park Master Plan engaged several hundred park users, residents and stakeholders. Feedback provided through focus groups, online surveys, community workshops, and working sessions guided the development of a proposed layout that will improve field functionality while updating and expanding park amenities in the future as funding is available.

At Community Workshop #2 in August 2018, participants voiced significant comments related to expanding the opportunities for diamond sports. City staff took this seriously and revisited the layout options. By expanding the park into a portion of 16th Street and proposing tennis/pickleball courts atop a covered parking lot, the design consultants incorporated an additional field into the layout. The presentation below details this master plan concept.

The materials were also available to view in person at two informational events:

Info Booth with City Staff Saturday, June 1, 2019 10am-2pm, Memorial Park

Presentation to Field Sports Advisory Council Thursday, June 6, 2019 7pm, Virginia Avenue Park, Patio Room

Staff anticipates bringing the master plan layout to the Recreation and Parks Commission in July 2019 followed by City Council consideration in August 2019.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PROPOSED MASTER PLAN (PDF WILL OPEN IN NEW WINDOW)

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Below you can find additional materials that were shared at the two community workshops, including a summary of community outreach, survey results, and previous master plan layout options.

PREVIOUS COMMUNITY OUTREACH MATERIALS

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP #2 - PRESENTATION

 

You can also watch the CityTV recording of the second community workshop on YouTube by clicking here.

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP #1 - PRESENTATION

 

PROJECT DETAILS

Consultant: AHBE Landscape Architects

Budget: $326,706

Location: 1401 Olympic Boulevard

TIMELINE

  • January 23, 2018: City Council selects design team (Staff Report Item 3.H)

  • 2018 - Spring 2019: Community outreach

  • Summer 2019: City Council consideration of proposed master plan (TENTATIVE)

PROJECT SUMMARY

Memorial Park is a 10.3-acre community park with six baseball/softball fields, a skate park, four tennis courts, gated children’s play structures, on-site parking, restrooms, a dog run area and three City-owned and operated community buildings.

The City has engaged AHBE Landscape Architects to develop a cohesive master plan for combining the existing park with a City-owned, 2.9-acre site to the north. Through a planning and community engagement process, a conceptual layout will be developed for a newly renovated and expanded community park with a focus on diamond sports, particularly baseball and softball.

PROJECT NEWS

City Council Approves Designer for Memorial Park Master Plan

Santa Monica City Council awarded the feasibility study and master plan design of the Memorial Park Redevelopment and Expansion Project to AHBE Landscape Architects. Following a competitive process, AHBE was selected based on their understanding of the project, experience working with governmental agencies and conducting community outreach, and track record with projects of similar size and scope. Their previous work includes Airport Park in Santa Monica and a master plan for Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park in Los Angeles.

(Staff Report to City Council, Item 3.H)