The City of Santa Monica is planning to expand Memorial Park!

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

SAVE THE DATE: Memorial Park Master Plan - Community Workshop #2

Monday, August 13th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, East Wing

Three master plan options for the renovated and expanded park will be shared with the community for feedback. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for advance viewing of design boards and Q&A with staff. A light dinner will be served. Date and time subject to change.

Please RSVP here to let us know you will be attending.  

Parking validation will be available for the Civic Auditorium parking lot. A bike valet will also be provided.

If you require any special disability related accommodations (i.e. sign language interpreting, access to an amplified sound system, etc.), please contact the Community & Cultural Services office at 310 458 8310 or email ccs@smgov.net at least three days prior to the meeting.

 

Community Workshop #1

The first community workshop for the Memorial Park Master Plan was held on May 23, 2018 at the Memorial Park Gymnasium. Over 150 park users, residents and stakeholders learned more about the project and took part in small group discussions to express their aspirations and program requests for the renovated and expanded park. If you missed the workshop, the presentation is available below.

 

BASIC DETAILS

TIMELINE

  • January 23, 2018: City Council Selects Design Team (Staff Report Item 3.H)
  • Spring/Summer/Fall 2018: Community Outreach
  • Fall 2018: Draft Master Plan Option Complete (TENTATIVE)
  • Spring 2019: City Council Approval of Final 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)