Abalone Cove Shoreline Park Improvement Project

Drawing of Abalone Cove Shoreline Park improvements on aerial satellite image

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  1. Planning Commission


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    Meeting Address
    Hesse Park
    29301 Hawthorne Boulevard
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

    Phone: 310-544-5228
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park Grand Re-Opening
Come join the celebration on October 25, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. as the City of Rancho Palos Verdes in partnership with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy host the grand re-opening of the newly-renovated Abalone Cove Shoreline Park!

View the invitation flyer (PDF).

Notice of Construction Commencement On Park Improvements
Pursuant to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant awarded to the City in 2011, construction on the park improvements is scheduled to commence on Monday, April 28, 2014 or soon thereafter. Construction is anticipated to take approximately three months (ending in July 2014). During this construction period, the park and parking lot will remain open during regular park hours, however, visitors may experience minor inconveniences around the construction zone (located between the parking lot and the bluff top). The western portion of the existing gravel parking lot will be closed to accommodate the construction staging area.

The project plan will significantly improve public access and the educational experience at the park and represents a design that has been vetted by the Focus Group, City Council and members of public. The Project Plan proposes to:
  • Construct an exploration play area
  • Construct an outdoor classroom with shade structure
  • Improve picnic areas
  • Improve trailheads and trails (including ADA-compliant trails)
  • Improve viewing areas
  • Install an ADA-compliant binocular along the bluff top trail
  • Install interpretive signs
  • Install mutt mitt dispensers
  • Install new native plants and irrigation lines (water conservation design)
  • Install park benches
  • Replace picnic tables and benches
  • Replace trash receptacles
View the project plan (PDF).

Construction progress reports will be provided to list-serve subscribers and posted on this page of the City’s website.

Inquiries should be directed to the City’s Public Works Department at 310-544-5252.
  1. 2-11-2014 Coastal Development Permit Public Hearing
  2. 9-3-2014 City Council Staff Report
  3. 8-12-2013 Focus Group Meeting
  4. 6-24-2013 Focus Group Meeting
  5. 4-29-2013 Focus Group Meeting
  6. 4-2-2013 City Council Meeting
  7. 3-25-2013 Focus Group Meeting
  8. 2-25-2013 Focus Group Meeting
  9. 12-18-2012 Council Meeting
  10. Land & Water Conservation Fund
  11. Background Information
February 11, 2014, Coastal Development Permit Public Hearing
Pursuant to Section 17.72 (Coastal Development Permit) of the RPVMC, a public hearing with the City’s Hearing Officer on the Coastal Development Permit (CDP) will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. in the Community Development Department Conference Room at City Hall (30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes).
This is a procedural step in processing the CDP and you are invited to attend and/or submit comments pertinent to the required findings.

Inquiries and/or public comments should be directed to Ara Mihranian, Project Planner, at 310-544-5228 or via email.