The Grand Opening of Newport Beach’s exciting new Marina Park is scheduled for 10 a.m. on December 5th.

Marina Park, designed by landscape architect Rabben/Herman, features unique public recreational marine facilities on a 10.5-acre waterfront infill site. This City redevelopment project entailed dredging of 68K cubic yards of soil to construct a 23-slip transient vessel boating marina with improved launch areas and in-slip pump out stations; 24,000 sf Community & Sailing Center building with administrative offices and classrooms for boating/related programs; and a five-acre landscaped park with amenities that include a freestanding playground lighthouse feature, nautical-themed playground, outdoor fitness circuit, basketball courts, picnic area, on-site café, reconstructed restroom, shower and laundry building, open grass areas and parking lots, as well as frontage street improvements. All of the buildings were designed to meet LEED Silver rating requirements. A new 6,100 sf Girl Scout Leadership Center, funded entirely by the Girl Scouts of Orange County, will be added to the site in 2016.

Marina Park

The Fuscoe team completed engineering plans as well as both topographic and hydrographic surveys for the Marina Park site. Design objectives included an emphasis on water quality and minimizing impacts to the aquatic environment. This project also required intensive California Coastal Commission coordination and approval. Please visit the City of Newport Beach’s website for more details regarding the Marina Park Grand Opening festivities.

Featured image credits: Marina Park construction progress from the harbor (top) , aerial image of construction progress via City of Newport Beach website (bottom)

For more information, please contact Laura Goforth, Marketing Manager, at lgoforth@fuscoe.com or 949.474.1960.