Ortega Park Renewal Project

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Justin Van Mullem
Capital Projects Supervisor
(805) 897-1972

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The comprehensive renewal of Ortega Park will provide a diverse recreation complex with youth sports fields, a pool for swim and splash play facilities, skatepark, playground and community plaza, multi-generational zone with basketball courts, and other features.

The vision for Ortega Park was developed through extensive community collaboration. The new Ortega Park will truly be a community park designed by the community itself. The project was approved by Planning Commission on September 16, 2021. City Council approved a contract on December 14, 2021 to fund RRM Design Group to complete the construction drawings.


Anticipated Project Timeline

July 2021

Murals report approval at Historic Landmarks Commission.

September 2021

Project approval at Planning Commission.

January 2022 - June 2023

Project final design and murals implementation plan.

July 2023 - December 2023

Project construction documents and building permits.

January 2024 - March 2024

Project bidding and construction contract awarded.

March 2024 - May 2024

Murals removed, stored safely before relocation in the park.

May 2024 - June 2025

Project construction, including reinstallation of murals.

June 2025

Ortega Park reopens!

A Community-Led Vision for the Future

The vision and plan for a revitalized Ortega Park, developed over a year-long community engagement process, includes enhancements to the existing amenities as well as the development of new recreation opportunities in order to serve a broad cross-section of park users.

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Past Meetings and Events

Community Meeting: Ortega Park Murals Thursday, July 28, 2022
Community Meeting: Ortega Park Revised Pool Design Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Community Meeting: Ortega Park Murals April 29, 2022
Community Meeting: Ortega Park Pool May 11, 2022
Planning Commission Hearing September 16, 2021
Community Meeting: Ortega Park Murals April 24, 2021