Orange Coast River Park


Program: Planning

Status: Current

Project Type: Exotics Control, Interpretive/Education, Public Access/Recreation, Riparian, Water Quality

Cost: $51,500,000

Acres: 1000

Assembly District: 74

Senate District: 37

Congressional District: 48

Project Lead/Grantee:
Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (Dennis Baker, 949 274-3226)

33.631629, -117.953695

Project Overview:

This project will develop and implement an action strategy for the Orange Coast River Park, a 1000 acre mosaic of wetland, riparian, and upland habitats along the lower three miles of the Santa Ana River. It is envisioned that the Orange Coast River Park would extend up the east side of the Santa Ana River to the eastern boundary of Fairview Park.

Included within the proposed boundaries are Fairview Park, and North and South Talbert Preserves, the Huntington Beach Wetlands, the US Army Corps of Engineers restoration marsh at the mouth of the river, Sunset Ridge, and Superior Park in Newport Beach.