Santa Monica Universally Accessible Park
Orange Grove Park
Architect / Client - CDC, Los Angeles County
Location - Hacienda Heights, California, 5.5 Acres
Completed - 2014
Orange Grove Park is a scenic 5.5 acre site in Hacienda Heights, CA being developed by the Community Development Corporation, Los Angeles County as a community park adjacent to Orange Grove Middle School. The design for the park engages users with the nearby surrounding hills by introducing thematic elements based on the four seasons and the surrounding geography. Landscape berms and native plantings provide users with year round interest and interpretation, defining outdoor programmmatic spaces such as walking and jogging trails, natural play and traditional childrens play areas, family picnic areas and a public restroom.
The park features a highly drought tolerant palette and sustainable elements such as dry creek basins for stormwater infiltration.