Peter Marshall Kaboom! Playgrounds
Peter Marshall Park is getting two new playgrounds on Dec. 9! The old playgrounds were more than 20 years old and in need of replacement.
Thanks to the support of the Anaheim Ducks, we're bringing to life the ultimate playground visions of neighborhood kids.
The playground is sponsored by the Anaheim Ducks and it's being built in partnership with Kaboom! and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Anaheim-Cypress.
During our playground design day on Sept. 28, we asked the community what they wanted to see in their new playground. The feedback from nearly 100 children and dozens of community members helped us to develop the playground design shown above.
The next step is to build the playground!
Please sign up to help between Dec. 6 and 9 to prepare and build the new playground. This is a free and fun community volunteer event and everyone is welcome! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. And the Anaheim Ducks Street Team will bring the energy and fun on build day, Dec. 9!
Register on Eventbrite here.
View the flyer for more information!
Paul Revere Park Improvements
Improvements are coming to Paul Revere Park!
The existing, underutilized volleyball court will be replaced with new surfacing to better serve residents. Improvements will also include replacement of the existing playground equipment.
Two outreach events have been held to gather input on preferred play amenities. Thank you for joining us on Oct. 4 and 19 to share your thoughts!
OC River Walk
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 activity, enhance the aesthetics and ecology of the river, and improve 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.
In summer 2023, the city received federal funding for five bridges that will improve connections to and around OC River Walk, including around OC Vibe and Honda Center.
Included in our plans for OC River Walk is a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists that will cross over the Santa Ana River and connect Anaheim and Orange.
Boysen Park Refresh
Boysen Park is getting a refresh!
Since October of 2022 we've held several community meetings to talk about ways to invest $15 million in state funding at Boysen Park. The funding will help us refresh and expand the iconic park by roughly 2.5 acres.
At a community meeting on March 14, we presented the final master plan. 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
Little Pine Park is small in size and big on potential.
You can find this future park tucked between a neighborhood and the Interstate 5 (Santa Ana) freeway.
Plans for the park include pine trees, picnic tables, butterfly attracting shrubs and space for families and kids to gather and play.
Click here to learn more about Little Pine Park.
Rio Vista Park Improvements
The restroom building at Rio Vista Park is more than 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 shade structure and upgraded hardscape. This project is being funded by the Community Development Block Grant program.
Center Greens construction
Downtown Anaheim's newest park is under construction!
Please pardon the dust while we build this exciting new park around the recently installed, and already a kid favorite, playground sponsored by the Anaheim Ducks. At completion, the park will include: a youth challenge course, butterfly garden, new skate park, upgraded basketball court, walking paths, shaded seating and picnic areas, plaza space with shade structure, native landscaping and more. A splash pad may be added in the future, as funding becomes available.
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Exciting improvements are happening at Oak Canyon Nature Center!
Construction is underway to expand and renovate the amphitheater, create a new outdoor laboratory area and install interactive exhibits.
Beautiful and informative interpretive signs are also being added throughout the area. The nature center will remain open during construction, however, please anticipate some detours near the parking lot and entrance areas.
This project is made possible with funding from the Natural Resource Agency's Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities grant program.
Brookhurst Teen Center
Construction is nearly complete of the Teen Center at Brookhurst Community Center. The addition will create a dedicated space for youth programs and activities.
The Teen Center will complement the building's exterior and interior architecture, include a restroom, landscaping, new sewer connection, utilities, pathway and accessibility improvements.
Ross Park play area
Come and visit the newly renovated play area at Ross Park!
The play area features tall towers and slides that were highly requested by Anaheim's youth, as well as a climber spinner, musical instruments and sensory play pieces.
The red, white and blue themed amenities were designed to honor the park's namesake, Betsy Ross.
Funding for this project comes from the Community Development Block Grant program.
Ross Park is at 1280 W. Santa Ana St.
Citrus Park play area
A brand new play area is ready for exploration and fun at Citrus Park!
The new amenities include a variety of options for children of all ages and abilities including: bongos and chimes, electronic piano, textured sensory panels, a spinner, slides, an accessible glider and more.
The new equipment features colors that reflect Anaheim's history of citrus farming. Come out and enjoy this vibrant new play area!
Funding for this project comes from the Community Development Block Grant program.
Citrus Park is at 104 S. Atchison St.
Maxwell Park fitness stations
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 program.
Maxwell Park is at 2655 W. Orange Ave.
Aloe Promenade is a new park in the Platinum Triangle that's just over a half acre in size.
Linear in shape, this park offers shaded seating areas, outdoor art, bocce ball court, foosball table, turf areas, a water feature and shade.
Aloe Promenade is at 1321 E. Gene Autry Way.
Center Greens Kaboom! playground
The Anaheim Ducks, city of Anaheim, Kaboom! and community volunteers came together in September 2022 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 where more than 50 children and parents from the neighborhood, the Anaheim Family YMCA and Anaheim summer programs joined with Kaboom! and Anaheim Ducks future 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
In June 2022, 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!
Rio Vista Park is at 201 N. Park Vista St.
Central Library improvements
Improvements to the Central Library included the installation of a shade structure, maintenance access gate, wall-mounted security cameras and electrical outlets.
Central Library is at 500 W. Broadway.
Ponderosa Park - St. Jude Medical Health Clinic
The 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 and is at 2100 S. Haster St.
Cottonwood Park Kaboom! playground
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.
Cottonwood Park is at 843 W. Cottonwood Circle.
Maxwell Dog Park
The 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.
Maxwell Dog Park is at 2660 W. Broadway.
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 Avenue. Also included were additional landscape amenities, an accessible sidewalk and ramp, and additional parking spaces.
A new iconic park in the Platinum Triangle, this 1.2-acre park opened in 2020 and includes a public plaza, open turf area and children's play area.
Aloe Greens is at 1400 E. Park Street.
The Community Services Department’s Capital Improvement Section