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City Parks Coldwater Canyon Park Coldwater Canyon Park Renovation
Coldwater Canyon Park Renovation
Coldwater Canyon Park Playground Renovation


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ABOUT COLDWATER CANYON PARK & RESERVOIR

Coldwater Canyon Reservoir Park opened in July, 1920 and is located on the east side of Coldwater Canyon at Beverly Drive.  The original 2 ½ acre park had landscaped areas with grass, shrubs, trees, a gravel walkway and benches for seating and cost $5,000 to develop at the time.  It was considered very unique as it was built over an 8,000,000 gallon reservoir.  Coldwater Canyon Reservoir Park today provides a beautifully landscaped green space, a synthetic jogging track, seating areas with shade trellises, a fountain, and the Woods Davy "Stillwater" art sculpture.

 

CCPR Eastside
Coldwater Canyon Park Reservoir (east side)
Woods Davy Stillwater
Woods Davy "Stillwater" Sculpture

Today, the park acreage has expanded to just over 5 ½  acres and includes the west side of Coldwater Canyon where you'll find a wide span of green space, a water stream, Gwynn Murrill’s "Cougar III"  bronze sculpture and a children's playground for 2-5 year old and a 5-12 year old play areas. This side of the park is referred to as the Coldwater Canyon Park.  The City offers year-round preschool weekdays for 3-5 year olds and introductory soccer classes at Coldwater Canyon Park.

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Coldwater Canyon grass area and water stream will remain open during construction.

 

Project This exciting park renovation project will include replacing Coldwater Canyon Park’s playground area and rehabilitating the picnic area.  New innovative playground equipment with shade features and an accessible playground safety surface, a new sand area, shaded picnic areas and extended fencing will make this a great park to be!

The playground and picnic areas will be closed during this time.  The public will have access to the grass area and the stream.

The City's on-site preschool program and soccer classes will continue during renovation.
   
Goals
  • Provide playground equipment that is safe and durable.
  • Provide equipment that aesthetically blends into the natural setting.
  • Provide shade over playground and picnic areas.
  • Provide equipment that caters to the community families with younger age children who favor the quieter park space.
   
TIMELINE  
May 21, 2018 Construction will begin.  Playground and picnic area will not be accessible during this time, but grass area and water feature will still be open for the public to enjoy.  The City’s onsite Preschool Program and soccer classes will continue at Coldwater Canyon Park.
 
August 21 Playground and picnic area are now open!  A grand re-opening celebration took place with City Council, Commissioners, City staff and many children who enjoyed the playground after the ribbon-cutting ceremony.  We captured the excitement and wonder of the children as they got to explore the playground.
   
   
RENOVATION PROGRESS (click to view larger images)
June 4, 2018
Fencing Complete Thumb
Fencing complete

Grading Ground Thumb
Grading ground surface begins to prepare for playground equipment installation
June 29, 2018
Playground Construction Continues Thumb
Playground construction continues

Log Crawl Through Thumb
A piece of the nature-themed playground equipment – a log crawl through
Playsets 1 Thumb
Playsets with climbing activities and looping patterns of play
Playsets 2 Thumb
Playsets with climbing activities and looping patterns of play
Preparing the Ground Thumb
Preparing the ground for an inclusive sand play area that will blend in with the natural environment
 


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS:

The public was invited through ads, articles in local newspapers, mailers, e-blasts and on-site surveys to share their vision at Recreation & Parks Commission meetings for a new play space at Coldwater Canyon Park. Based on the feedback, March Studio architectural firm prepared the schematic design for park improvements. Through the Request for Proposal process, four playground equipment manufacturers created conceptual designs for the playground and presented at a subsequent Recreation and Parks Commission meeting. Based on public input, Recreation & Parks Commission and City Council approvals, final design documents were prepared. The design is shared above.

 

Regular updates will be provided to this page. Should you have any questions about this project, please contact Public Works Customer Service at 310-285-2467 or AskPW@beverlyhills.org.