Civic Center Master Plan

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes is undertaking a Master Plan process for Point Vicente Park/Civic Center.  A public Master Plan Open House was held on Wednesday, August 8, from 6-8 pm at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center.  The public was encouraged to attend to visit the open house’s interactive, educational stations in order to learn more about the Master Plan process and offer their input on the Civic Center’s future.  City Staff and representatives from M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc., one of the largest and most esteemed architectural and design firms in the United States, is helping put on the open house. 

August 8 Visioning Open House

93 people, almost entirely City residents, participated in a Civic Center visioning open house facilitated by Gensler, CCAC members and City Staff.  Attendees learned about the project’s history, physical dimensions and constraints, results from the 2017 survey, and potential components.  Attendees were able to share their preferences and give input about the overall project as well as individual components using stickers and post-it notes.

Below are individual component results from the workshop.  Results paralleled the 2017 survey results with passive elements such as trailheads, village green, and shade structures scoring highest.  There was strong support for public safety components (Sheriff sub-station-no jail, fire station), a new City Hall, and a community center.

Click here to see the results for the Aug 8th Open House

Click here to see the 2017 Survey results

 Pie chart

Click here for flyer 

Click here to view the July 17, 2018 City Council Staff Report

Click here to receive Master Plan Updates


The City has begun a Master Plan process for the Point Vicente Park/Civic Center Site. The tremendous ocean views and prime location has made it a focal point for potential site improvements to serve City residents. This site has long been viewed as an underutilized resource that could potentially accommodate a number of civic, recreational, cultural and community needs for the City.

Click here to view the Civic Center Advisory Committee

City Council Staff reports regarding Civic Center

Click on the links below to access the corresponding staff reports:


3/7/17 Receive and File report on survey results/call for candidates on Civic Center Advisory Comm.

6/20/17   Establish CCAC/Create duties and scopeof CCAC

8/15/17   Seven Member CCAC appointed  

9/19/17    CCAC Chair and Vice-Chair appointed

12/19/17   CCAC Work plan approved  

6/5/18   Update on CCAC activities, authorize Phase 2 preparation  

7/17/18   Contract with Gensler for programming services

City Hall
Proposed Civic Center Boundary


The City of Rancho Palos Verdes’ Civic Center is located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard. The site is approximately 1/4 mile east of the Golden Cove Shopping Center on Palos Verdes Drive West and immediately adjacent to the Salvation Army College of Officer Training and the Peninsula Racquet Club.

For more information about the Civic Center Site, please click on the Civic Center 3D Web Map below.

Civic Center 3D Web Map


Contact Us

Matt Waters             Senior Administrative Analyst                  Phone: 310-544-5218

Gabriella Yap
Deputy City Manager
Phone: 310-544-5203
Fax: 310-544-5291