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orange coast river park concept plan

OCRPExtent of the Park
The OCRP extends across eight separately owned properties. Portions of the park lie within the cities of Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach and under the jurisdiction of the county, state and federal governments. The park anticipates incorporating properties that are still privately owned but can be included in the park when purchased or otherwise dedicated for public use. The boundaries of the OCRP are Fairview Park in Costa Mesa to the north, Sunset Ridge Park in Newport Beach to the east, the ocean and the Huntington State Park to the south, and Little Shell Wetlands at Beach Boulevard to the west.

Concept Plan
The OCRP proposal includes the concept of a plan and program to coordinate development, operation, management and maintenance under a cooperative agreement to provide for inter-connecting trails, shared support facilities, and a wildlife habitat and park management program. The Concept Plan was prepared to accomplish the following:

  • Provide a concept plan and implementation program for the park;
  • Stimulate interest in and garner support of area residents and local officials;
  • Encourage state and federal agencies and other organizations to recognize the regional
    importance of unifying the fragmented open space parcels and then to cooperate and financially assist in creating the larger park; and
  • Recommend a model institutional arrangement for accomplishing the cooperation needed to achieve the park proposal.

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