Project Description

Orizaba Park is an existing 2.73 acre park located within an area of the City with high density residential as well as industrial and commercial retail uses. The Long Beach Redevelopment Agency purchased a number of blighted properties and cleared the land to make way for an additional 1.09 acres of park space. The site is bisected by the abandoned Pacific Electric right of way. The concept included a rail road walkway within the right of way. Artist Patrick Vogel created a stainless steel replica of the red car that traveled to Long Beach, it is sited at the terminus of the tracks. The improvements also include new community center (Phase II), basketball courts, above grade skate park, shade/picnic shelters, outdoor exercise circuit, drinking fountains, benches, open turf and a community garden. HAI provided services for master planning of the park including the community outreach program where HAI conducted (3) meetings with local residents and stake holder groups. HAI prepared construction documents for bid as well as provided construction support services to the City for a successful completion.