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Stanton Central Park

Stanton Central Park

The Stanton City Council awarded a construction contract for the development of Stanton Central Park and construction has begun.  The new 11.5 acre park is located on a city-owned parcel and the address is 10660 Western Avenue, with Katella Avenue being the closest major cross street.   

The projected cost of the 11.5 acre park is $11.2 million. The project’s design, construction, and construction management are funded from a Redevelopment Agency Bond, a State Grant, and Park-In-Lieu Fees and has no impact on the City’s General Fund. 
The anticipated opening for Stanton Central Park is June 2016.

Public-Private Partnerships Working At Stanton Central Park
The City has successfully created a Public-Private Partnership Model specifically related to the on-going maintenance and utility payments for Stanton Central Park.  To learn more click here.

Stanton Central Park Elements will include:

A. COMMUNITY BUILDING: 2,000 S.F.
            1. Wood exterior evoking turn-of-the-century aesthetics
                    a. train-themed murals and  historical city images on the outer walls
            2. Includes an office and expandable community classroom space
                    a. vaulted ceilings include windows to let in sunlight
                    b. LED lighting

B. RESTROOM & STORAGE BUILDING
            1. Wood exterior to match the Community building
                    a. Storage Room: 16’ x 30’ w/8’ roll-up door
                    b. Restrooms: 16 total stalls: 8 mens (4 urinals & 4 stalls), 8 womens (8 stalls)

C. BANDSTAND & PLAZA COMMUNITY EVENT & LAWN SPACE
            1. Located near group picnic area
            2. Overlooks the sports fields

D. GROUP PICNIC PAVILIONS
            1. Features new solid roof structures for shade
            2. Rectangular picnic tables
            3. BBQ with Hot Coals receptacle
            4. Rubbish receptacles

E. SPORTS FIELDS
            1. Softball diamond
                    a. Backstop- galvanized chainlink
                    b. Dugout- 8’-10’ chainlink w/ 6’ chainlink at back
                    c. Aluminum player’s bench
                    d. Bat Holder
                    e. Outfield dimensions: 300’
                    f. Infield base dimensions: 60’ base path
            2. Turf Warm-up Area
            3. Musco Field Lights
            4. 3 Soccer Overlay Fields w/portable goal posts & netting
                    a. Field dimensions: (3) 180’ X 120’

F. SKATE PLAZA: 9,000 S.F.
            1. Precast Ramps
            2. Concrete flatwork
            3. Urban Elements
                    a. Skateable benches & rails

G. PERIMETER LANDSCAPE
            1. Bio-swales
            2. Climate appropriate planting
            3. Screening Trees
            4. New 8-foot high block wall along residential area

H. EXERCISE LOOP TRAIL
            1. 1/4 mile path with 2 fitness equipment areas at each end
            2. Stretches around sports fields and connects to Butterfly Garden and picnic areas
            3. D.G. & concrete surface

I. SPLASH PAD: 2,000 S.F.
            1. Includes water play equipment with railroad theme
            2. Shower pole station adjacent

J. PLAYGROUNDS
            1. 5-12 year-old Play Area
                    a. Features a train-themed trestle play bridge and railroad track pathway
                    b. Stand-alone swing set
                    c. Rubberized surfacing & wood chips 
            2. 2-5 year-old Play Area
                    a. Rubberized surfacing

K. EXISTING TENNIS COURTS
            1. 4 existing tennis courts
            2. Option to resurface w/plexipave surface
            3. Add 3 single pole shade structures between courts
            4. Add precast players benches

L. PARKING LOT
            1. Parking Area totals: 118 stalls, 6 ADA stalls

M. ENTRY & WESTERN AVENUE FRONTAGE
            1. Entry sign
            2. Enhanced parking
            3. Bollards
            4. Landscape buffer
            5. Community art piece feature
            6. Hinged, powered entry gates

N. 2 - BASKETBALL “HALF-COURTS” WITH LIGHTS
            1. Plexipave surfacing

O. PICNIC AREA WITH SHADE SHELTER
            1. Adjacent to Butterfly Garden
            2. Accessible by Exercise Loop Trail

 

Background Information on Stanton Central Park

Historical Background:
In 1925, the Pacific Electric Railway, an electric interurban rail known as the Red Car, connected Stanton to Santa Ana and Downtown Los Angeles on the “Santa Ana” line. In the pre-automotive era, the Red Car was the easiest and most popular way to get to Stanton. The line passes within 250 feet of the Park Site. The Red Car was abandoned in 1950 as automotive traffic increased. The old downtown Stanton where the Red Car interurban railway stop was located, is about 1200 feet to the east.

Community Input:
Numerous public design workshops and meetings were conducted by the City, allowing participants to voice their concerns and share their thoughts and ideas about their future park. Some of the more favorable ideas included play areas; picnic tables; seating; rest-rooms; shade structures; security lighting; controlled park access; open lawn space; and a health and fitness area.

Landscape:
Drought tolerant and native trees, shrubs, succulents and groundcovers will be used throughout the park’s landscape and will be irrigated using water conserving design principles and equipment such as smart irrigation controllers, low-flow drip emitters, bubblers and stream spray nozzles. The Stanton Central Park site is relatively flat; however, it is the intent of the design to grade the site to create more visual interest and to maximize the site’s ability to manage and control run-off by allowing water to percolate back into the soil rather than directly flowing into the storm drain system.

Park Features:

    • Park Structures include: community classroom, restroom building, storage, and picnic shelters.

    • Buildings: will have interesting exterior details such as a tiered roof structure and large exposed wood beams. Murals of historical city images will also be an
      exterior decorative element.  

    • Play Area: features a trestle play bridge, a pathway designed to look like railroad tracks, and other train-themed play equipment.

    • Lighting: will utilize modern LED technology and enhance the thematic elements of the park.

    • Site Amenities: fashionable turn-of-the-century furnishings such as drinking fountains, benches, and waste receptacles.

To find out more about Stanton Central Park call at (714) 890-4205.

Please see below for additional information:
     • View Stanton Central Park Master Plan
     • View Stanton Central Park Community Building
     • View Stanton Central Park Fact Sheet


 
Stanton Central Park


Stanton Central Park
10660 Western Ave.
Stanton, Ca. 90680

Park Hours:
Monday - Sunday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Interactive Water Play Area (Splash Pad) Hours:
Is currently closed for the season and will re-open Memorial Day weekend.

Skate Park Hours:
During School Year: Monday - Friday 2 - 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer, Winter, Spring Breaks: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Park Telephone: (714) 890-4268

 

Prior to the opening of Stanton Central Park, the City had less than 1/3 of the parkland recommended for a City its size!  In addition, most of the areas classified as “parks” were on Southern California Edison property and restricted mainly to grass. With this, and the goals of the residents in mind, it became one of the City’s missions to develop new parkland for its residents that provided a wide range of park facilities and uses. The City was committed to correcting the parkland deficiency in a fiscally responsible way that would use all available sources of funds for park development without using the City's General Fund, which is dedicated to providing vital daily services to its residents.


The result of this commitment is a beautiful facility, sitting on more than 11.5 acres of parkland, in the center of the City, filled with endless opportunities for active play; gathering spots for families; space for community events, concerts, and celebrations; and recreation activities for Stanton citizens of all ages.

And, of course, the City kept its commitment not to use the General Fund. Instead, it wisely used other available funding restricted for parks and innovatively partnered with private sector companies doing business in Stanton to help both build and maintain the park for decades to come; delivering Stanton’s largest park, with features designed by its own citizens.


Welcome to your park…Stanton Central Park.


Public-Private Partnerships Working At Stanton Central Park
The City has successfully created a Public-Private Partnership Model specifically related to the on going maintenance and utility payments for Stanton Central Park.

To learn more click here. 

Park Amenities:

·  Interactive Water Play Area

·  Reservable Community Building

·  Two Playground Areas

·  Four Tennis Courts

·  Skate Park

·  Bandstand & Plaza

·  Butterfly Garden

·  Three Reservable Picnic Shelters

·  Sports Field

·  Exercise Loop Trail

·  Two Half-Basketball Courts

Pet Policy at Stanton Central Park

Dogs are welcomed at Stanton Central Park!

Policy:

·  Dogs must be on a leash

 

·  Leashes cannot be longer than 6 feet

 

·  Please pick-up and dispose of your dog's waste

Picnic Shelter Reservations

Having a picnic or party at Stanton Central Park will be the highlight of your summer! There are 3 reservable picnic shelters at Stanton Central Park. 

Shelters #1 & #3 can hold up to 50 people
Shelter #2 can accommodate 40 people. 

Some shelters have access to electrical outlets, charcoal grills and a sink. Shelters can be reserved up to 3 months in advance and if available the day of as well. 

The price to reserve the picnic shelters are as follows:

·  The rate for City of Stanton residents is $75 for 6 hours of use and there is a $100 Deposit

·  The non-resident rate is $100 for 6 hours of use and there is a $150 Deposit

Reservations must be made in person. Please call (714) 890-4268  to check availability.  We look forward to your call and enjoy your summer!

 

Background Information on Stanton Central Park

Historical Background:
In 1925, the Pacific Electric Railway, an electric interurban rail known as the Red Car, connected Stanton to Santa Ana and Downtown Los Angeles on the “Santa Ana” line. In the pre-automotive era, the Red Car was the easiest and most popular way to get to Stanton. The line passes within 250 feet of the Park Site. The Red Car was abandoned in 1950 as automotive traffic increased. The old downtown Stanton where the Red Car interurban railway stop was located, is about 1200 feet to the east.

Community Input:
Numerous public design workshops and meetings were conducted by the City, allowing participants to voice their concerns and share their thoughts and ideas about their future park. Some of the more favorable ideas included play areas; picnic tables; seating; rest-rooms; shade structures; security lighting; controlled park access; open lawn space; and a health and fitness area.


Please see below for additional information:
     • View Stanton Central Park Master Plan
     • View Stanton Central Park Community Building
     • View Stanton Central Park Fact Sheet

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