- Community Services
- Parks & Facilities
- Park Capital Improvements
OC River Walk
The OC River Walk is the City of Anaheim's vision to transform the Santa Ana River Corridor into a primary connective open space uniting the Southern California region. There are many opportunities along the river to increase public recreation, enhance the aesthetics and ecology of the river, and improve visual and physical access to the river.
The City recently completed the OC River Walk Engineering Feasibility Study, which can be accessed by clicking here. The study identified 17 opportunities on the Santa Ana River for active transportation connections and community amenities such as parks, plazas, and art.
Boysen Park Refresh
Boysen Park is getting a Refresh!
Since October of 2022 we've held several community meetings to talk about how we will invest $15 million in state funding at Boysen Park. The funding will allow us to refresh and expand the iconic park by roughly 2.5 acres.
At our most recent meeting on March 14th, we presented the Final Master Plan to the community. The Master Plan is a culmination of five months of outreach meetings and community feedback.
Some of the new and updated amenities include: basketball courts, skate park, play areas, shaded picnic areas, refurbished baseball and softball fields, soccer fields, water play spray zone, obstacle or ninja course, fitness equipment, a dog park, and more.
For more information visit the Boysen Park Webpage.
Little Pine Park
Click here to learn more about Little Pine Park.
Rio Vista Park Improvements
The restroom building at Rio Vista Park is over 40 years old and in desperate need of replacement. This project will demolish the existing park restroom building and replace it with a new ADA compliant restroom that is safe, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing. The project also includes a new stand-alone shade structure and upgraded adjacent hardscape. This project is being funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Oak Canyon Renovation
The City applied for and received $500,000 in funding from the Natural Resources Agency’s Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities grant program to install interpretive elements and make amphitheater renovations. We are currently in the early planning stage and will update the website with invitations, updated designs, and other information as it is available.
Center Greens Park Improvements
Center Greens is undergoing exciting renovations this year! The improvements will complement the recently installed (and already highly utilized) children's play area. The renovations will include: a youth challenge course, butterfly garden, new skate park, upgraded basketball court, meandering pathways, shaded seating and picnic areas, plaza space with shade structure, loop trail, native landscaping, and more. A splash pad may be added in the future, as funding becomes available.
Citrus Park Play Area
The existing play equipment at Citrus Park (which is over 20 years old) is being replaced with exciting new play features! Custom features and colors will reflect Anaheim's history of Citrus farming. The new amenities will include a variety of options for children of all ages and abilities. Funding for this project comes from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which supports development activities to build stronger and more resilient communities.
Ross Park Play Area
The existing 17-year-old play structure will be replaced with red, white and blue play amenities honoring the park's namesake, Betsey Ross. The new equipment will offer a variety of play opportunities that will enhance the users social and physical development. This play area will focus on tall play features that have been highly requested by Anaheim's youth.
Brookhurst Teen Center
Construction is underway at the Teen Center, a new addition to the existing Brookhurst Community Center. The addition will create a dedicated space for youth programs and activities. The Teen Center will complement the building's exterior & interior architecture, include a restroom, landscaping, new sewer connection, utilities, pathway and accessibility improvements.
Maxwell Park Fitness Station Improvements
Fitness stations and sidewalk improvements have been completed at Maxwell Park. You will find the new fitness equipment along the walkway just south of Haskett Library. Enjoy learning about tips for health and wellness on the colorful signs adjacent to each group of machines. Funding for this project came from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Aloe Promenade is a new park totaling .62 acres. Linear in shape, this park offers shaded seating areas, art, bocce ball court, foosball table, turf areas, a water feature, and landscaping.
Center Greens KABOOM! Playground Improvements
The Anaheim Ducks, the City of Anaheim, KABOOM!, and community volunteers came together on September 16th to build a playground at Center Greens Park, a new park next to Anaheim City Hall and the Downtown Anaheim Community Center.
The 4,300-square-foot playground includes a climbing wall, a bridge, monkey bars, a circular spider web climber, spinners, bucket swings, a companion swing, a zip line, teeter-totter and game and musical panels. The playground is the result of a fun-filled design day on July 15, where more than 50 children and parents from the neighborhood, the Anaheim Family YMCA and Anaheim summer programs joined with KABOOM! and Anaheim Ducks Head Coach Dallas Eakins, future Ducks prospects players, the Ducks Street Team and mascot Wild Wing to come up with features and designs.
This is the 15th KABOOM! playground in Anaheim and the first sponsored by the Anaheim Ducks.
Rio Vista KABOOM! Playground Improvements
On June 30th, volunteers from KABOOM!, the Abbvie Foundation, City of Anaheim, and the community came together to build a playground in ONE day at Rio Vista Park! It was a lot of hard work, but the resulting playground was well worth it. The playground includes a large climber with two slides, multiple swings, teeter totter, spinners and a zip line. If you haven't already, be sure to visit Rio Vista Park soon to see this community-designed and built playground!
Central Library Phase 2
Improvements to the Central Library included the installation of a shade structure, maintenance access gate, wall-mounted security cameras and electrical outlets.
Ponderosa Park - St. Jude Medical Health Clinic
The newly constructed St. Jude Medical Health Clinic provides neighborhood access to wellness exams, immunizations, prenatal care, pediatric care, diabetes care, chronic disease management, mental health, dental and vision. The vibrant, 5,000 sq-ft building opened in December 2021.
Cottonwood KaBOOM! Playground Installation
Our 13th KaBOOM! playground is open for play at Cottonwood Park! For months, representatives from the City of Anaheim, Anaheim Family YMCA, Edwards Lifesciences Foundation and KaBOOM! worked together to design and install a new playground at Cottonwood Park. Kids from the community participated in a virtual Design Day where they came up with ideas for their dream playground. The site also features a Gratitude Wall mosaic, designed and installed by local Orange County artist, Amanda Seibel, which includes individual tiles with drawings from more than 100 Edwards employees.
Maxwell Dog Park
The long-awaited Maxwell dog park provides residents, families and, of course, dogs, with an awesome new place to play. The 1-acre dog park, Anaheim's fourth, includes spaces for large and small dogs, agility courses, grassy hills drinking fountains for people and dogs, bone-shaped benches and ample shade trees.
Ross Park - YMCA Soccer Complex
The new Anaheim Family YMCA Community Complex complements the adjacent Ross Park by providing a space that supports different activities, including programmed sports like soccer and futsal, and other recreational activities, allowing for active and passive recreational use. Check out the YMCA website to learn more about programming at this facility. anaheimymca.org
Lincoln Park - Parking Lot Improvements
Improvements to Lincoln Park included the installation of a new park monument sign, making the park more visible to Broadway Ave. Also included were additional landscape amenities, an accessible sidewalk and ramp, and additional parking spaces.
New public park totaling 1.2 acres which includes public plaza, open turf area, and play area.
The Community Services Department’s Capital Improvement Section
The Capital Improvement Section of the Community Services Department is responsible for the acquisition, master planning, design & construction of parks and trails. These projects consist of facility improvements & upgrades to existing parks and trails, as well as the development of new park land. The Capital Improvement Section also oversees development of buildings such as gymnasiums and community centers.
Capital improvements are funded by fees paid by private developers who construct new residential projects within the city of Anaheim per the Anaheim Municipal Code section 17.34. In lieu of paying a fee to the City, Developers may dedicate and develop land for parks and recreational facilities. Capital improvement projects are also funded through a variety of federal, state, and local grants.