The proposed 13.67 acre Sunset Ridge Park is situated on the northwest corner of the Pacific Coast Highway and Superior Avenue in the West Newport Community. The proposed park is to be an ‘active’ park per the city’s General Plan. Therefore, there are several amenities within the park including:
- Pony League Baseball Field
- Soccer Fields
- Play Area
- Memorial Butterfly Garden
- Overlook Area with Shade Structure
- Meandering Concrete Walkways
- Meandering Retaining Walls
- Park Sign
- Fence at Adjacent Residences
The site and grading plan is linked for your reference: Site and Grading Plan(.pdf)
Public parking is available at the adjacent parking lot off Superior Avenue. The proposed park features a warm-up/practice field at the northwest corner. As you continue west into the site, the restrooms are located close to both the play fields and the children's play area. Visitors may also find a place to picnic or continue on the walking path that meanders around the park or to the overlook and garden area.
In addition to the program elements the landscape design will compliment the overall character of West Newport while paying special attention to views of adjacent residents and the existing natural habitat. The passive area landscape on the perimeter of the site will be a more drought tolerant informal landscape, while the active play areas will be more manicured including turf grass. The garden area will incorporate the use of specific ornamentals that attract butterflies or other natural habitat appropriate to the area. All landscape areas will be irrigated using an automatic underground system. The irrigation system will be divided into several systems based on the water requirements and sun orientation of landscape within each hyrodrozone. The irrigation system shall provide 100% head to head coverage and be designed to minimize overspray.
The landscape planting diagram is linked for your reference: Landscape Planting Diagram (.pdf)
Project Background Information
December 16, 2011 - Submitted Coastal Development Permint Application to California Coastal Commission
April 12, 2012 - California Coastal Commission Hearing on Coastal Development Permit
April 14, 2011 - California Coastal Commission - Notice of Violation Hearing
April 27, 2010 - Access Agreement
March 23, 2010 - EIR Public Hearing
June 20, 2008 - Approval of Concept Plan
May 20, 2008 - Approval of Concept Plan
More information on the project is also available on the Public Works Construction Map & Log. For addition information, please contact the Public Works Department at 949-644-3311.