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Long Branch-Garland Neighborhood Park Renovation

Basketball Court Long Branch-Garland Neighborhood Park -
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Project Description

As one of a series of parks along the Long Branch Stream Valley corridor, Long Branch-Garland Neighborhood Park provides an important outdoor resource for residents of the Long Branch area. The park serves a diverse community of park users and provides opportunities for play, active recreation, social gathering, and contemplative experiences in a setting along the stream valley. It is adjacent to the Domer Avenue bridge, a well-used stream crossing, and connects to the Long Branch Trail.

This park refresher project will focus on updating the aging playground, improving amenities in response to community interest, and supporting better connections across Long Branch Stream Valley and Trail. These updates to the playground and park infrastructure will meet current codes and standards and increase local opportunities for recreation while preserving unique characteristics of the park.

Background

The 3.8-acre park is located on the north side of Garland Avenue between Piney Branch Road and Domer Avenue and adjacent to the Long Branch Stream Valley.  The existing park includes a playground, basketball court, open space, and picnic area.

Status/Project Update

Park staff is currently refining design concepts and preparing to begin the detail design and permitting process.

Calendar and Meeting Notes

DatesEventsNotes
Spring/Summer 2021Public Outreach – Community Meeting

Parks staff presented preliminary concept plans, potential updates, amenities for Long Branch-Garland Neighborhood Park

2022 – 2023Detail DesignN/A
Winter 2023 -Winter 2024Phase 1 construction complete: Shelter with grills and two tables with ADA accessible seating areas, new pedestrian ramp, new steps with handrail.N/A
Winter 2024 Winter 2025Phase 2 constructionN/A

*Date and time subject to change. Please contact the project manager for updates.

Last Updated: May 29, 2024