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Posted on: April 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] The next phase of Anaheim's newest park is getting underway in downtown

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 18, 2023) — The next phase of Anaheim's newest park is set to get underway in May with the buildout of Center Greens in downtown.

The construction is the next step in the transformation of a grassy field into Center Greens, a new downtown park next to Anaheim City Hall and the Downtown Anaheim Community Center.

Work is set to finish by year's end.

The 3.5-acre Center Greens will include a new basketball court, skate park, an obstacle course, a loop walking trail, a shade structure, seating walls, water capture basins and other features.

The buildout of the park falls under a $5.9 million contract awarded to Solex Construction Inc. of Los Angeles.

The building of the park is being financed by fees paid by housing developers, grants and bond proceeds from Anaheim's former redevelopment agency.

In September, the first phase of Center Greens opened with a 4,300-square-foot playground including 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 was built by the Anaheim Ducks hockey team, the city of Anaheim and playground nonprofit Kaboom!

For kids and families who live around City Hall, Center Greens will be their neighborhood play and green space, joining nearby Citrus Park as another place to enjoy.

For those who work in and visit downtown Anaheim, Center Greens will be another attraction along with the Anaheim Packing House, Center Street Promenade and the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center.

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