Ladera Linda Community Park Project

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Ladera Linda Community Park will be having a Grand Opening Ceremony on Friday, February 23rd at 3:30pm. 

There will a ribbon cutting ceremony, tour of the facilities and refreshments!

Facilities will also be available soon for rentals, click on the link below to view a pdf of scheduled facility use fees:

Ladera Linda Community Park Facility Use Fees

Construction is underway!

For any questions or concerns please email

LaderaLindaHotline@rpvca.gov

or contact the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Department of Public Works at 310.544.5315.

The Ladera Linda Community Park Project has been in progress since 2014 when an update of the Parks Master Plan was begun.  That update recommended a separate Master Plan for Ladera Linda.


Following a multi-year process and extensive public outreach process, the venerable park was closed in late March. See below for ongoing updates on demolition and construction. 

Live camera feed of construction taking place:



Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update February 21, 2024

We are pleased to announce that the grand opening for Ladera Linda Community Park will take place on February 23! For event details, see the Recreation and Parks Department section of the City Manager's Report.

Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update February 14, 2024

We are pleased to announce that the grand opening for Ladera Linda Community Park will take place on February 23! For event details, see the update below.

Download Press Release (PDF)Last week, the construction contractor programmed the security, audio and video systems and made various minor corrections in preparation for the grand opening event.

This week, final inspections for various portions of the project continue to be performed, and construction crews will continue to make the required corrections.

Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update February 7, 2024

We are pleased to announce that the Grand Opening for Ladera Linda Community Park, will take place on Friday, February 23, 2024. Please RSVP by Thursday, February 15, by contacting Kaderick Burns at kburns@rpvca.gov or (310) 544-5266.

The official opening will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23, following the program below:

             3:30 p.m.    Park ground viewing, demonstrations, and tours

             5:00 p.m.    Grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony

             5:30 p.m.    Refreshments and building viewing

Last week, the construction contractor programmed the security, audio and video systems and made various minor corrections in preparation for the Grand Opening event.

This week, final inspections for various portions of the project continue to be performed, and construction crews will continue to make the required corrections.

Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update January 31, 2024

Last week, the construction contractor hosted the Fire Marshall for their final inspection and the hosted a training for City staff on the fire alarm system. The contractor also installed the remaining security camera, painted exterior trim components, and continued to make various minor corrections. Fenceline vegetation at the lower tier of the site was also trimmed to match the height of the fence, per direction from the City Council.

This week, final inspections for various portions of the project continue to be performed, and construction crews will continue to make the required corrections.  Project completion is nearing, and a ribbon-cutting announcement will be made soon.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update January 24, 2024

Last week, the construction contractor installed power to the audio/video racks, re-installed glass panels for the display cases in the Discovery Room, and installed the remaining components for the WiFi system. The contractor held the first four training sessions for City staff which covered door hardware; the skywall partition in the Multipurpose Room; the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, and floor maintenance.

This week, the contractor is scheduled to make an adjustment to the gate at the main driveways, relocated the drinking fountain by the paddle tennis courts, add some vegetation and fencing by the switchback ramp, and make alterations to some areas of the decomposed granite (DG) pathways by benches and picnic tables to be compliant with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). The Fire Marshal is scheduled to conduct their final inspection and the contractor will host a training for City staff on the fire alarm system.

Various final inspections continue to be performed, and construction crews continue to make the required corrections.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update January 17, 2024

Last week, the construction contractor completed modifications to display cases in the Discovery Room and installation of access panels. A final fire alarm component was installed and final inspection by the Fire Marshal was scheduled.

This week, the contractor is scheduled to continue working on the playground equipment, information system wiring, and cabinetry in classrooms.

Various final inspections continue to be performed, and construction crews continue to make required corrections.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update January 10, 2024

Last week, the construction contractor continued programming lighting controls, installed mirrors in one of the classrooms, and continued work on the display cases in the Discovery Room.

This week, the contractor is scheduled to install a remaining wireless access point as well as continue working on the playground equipment, information system wiring, and display cases in the Discovery Room.

Various final inspections continue to be performed, and construction crews continue to make corrections that are required.  


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update January 3, 2024


The construction contractor performed limited construction work Tuesday through Friday of last week to help expedite the completion of the project. Crews installed appliances in the kitchenette, electrical floor outlets, and exterior metal panels.

This week, the contractor is scheduled to program lighting controls, install finish cover plates for fire sprinklers, and complete casework shelving in storage areas.

Various final inspections have begun, and the construction crews will begin addressing any corrections that are required.  

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update December 20, 2023

Last week, the construction contractor completed installation of the motorized window shades, countertop, sink in Classroom #2, and ceiling tiles. Crews also completed hydroseeding on sloped areas.

This week, the contractor is scheduled to work on patching around motors of the security roll-down doors, perimeter metal panels, access panels, wood trim, trim for fire sprinklers, and wiring for video projectors. Crews are also scheduled to complete interior painting and start programming lighting controls.

To help expedite the completion of the project, the City has authorized limited construction activities for Tuesday through Friday of next week.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update December 13, 2023

Last week, the construction contractor completed wiring and began testing the fire alarm systems and the security roll down doors.  Crews also installed mulch at the playground areas and fence panels around the playground area for small children.

This week, the contractor is scheduled to install ceiling tiles, motorized window shades, and the remaining countertop and sink. Crews are also scheduled to remove the temporary water service for the site and complete the hydroseeding on sloped areas.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update December 6, 2023

Last week, the construction contractor installed the mirrors in the restrooms and completed interior painting and various electrical work for the building.

This week, the contractor is scheduled to continue work on electrical, fire alarm and information technology systems, and cabinetry for the building. Crews are also scheduled to complete the playground equipment installation.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update November 29, 2023

Over the past two weeks, the construction contractor completed the installation of exterior metal panels and continued installing finish carpentry, fire alarm and information technology system components, and other miscellaneous building items. Crews also installed playground equipment components and planted trees on the upper tier of the site.

This week, the contractor is scheduled to continue work on electrical, fire alarm and information technology systems, and cabinetry for the building. Crews are scheduled to install gates for the paddle tennis courts, place hydroseed in specified areas of the middle and lower tiers of the site, and complete the playground equipment installation.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update November 15, 2023

Last week, the construction contractor installed wall panels and display cases in the building, completed and tested irrigation systems on the site, compacted the decomposed granite pathways on the upper tier, and began installation of the playground equipment.

This week, the contractor will continue installing the playground equipment, pavement marking in the parking lot, and continue work on the display cases and ceiling tiles.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update November 8, 2023

Last week, the construction contractor installed finish flooring, the room partition for the multipurpose room, and ceramic tile in the bathrooms and kitchenette.

This week, the contractor will begin installation of playground equipment and continue installing display cases, ceiling tiles, and building signs. Crews will also continue work on landscaping and will prepare the parking lot for pavement marking.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update November 1, 2023

Last week, the construction contractor installed foundations for the playground equipment, gates for the paddle tennis courts, and cabling for the post and cable fence for the upper tier. Inside the building, crews installed finish flooring in the building and installed wall tile in the kitchenette area.

This week, the contractor will install display cases, ceiling tiles, door hardware, and building signs. Crews will also apply finish coats of paint on interior surfaces of the building and continue work on landscaping and the post and cable fence for the middle and low tiers.

Delivery of playground equipment is still being scheduled and neighboring residents will be notified once the delivery date is finalized.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update October 25, 2023

Last week, the construction contractor completed the permanent driveway fence, removed the temporary fence and completed the chip seal (finish layer) to the parking lot.  Crews continued installing door hardware, exterior metal panels on the building, interior wall paneling and casework, electrical connections for security rollup doors, posts for the cable railing along the ocean side of the property, and landscaping in designated areas.

This week, the contractor will continue installing posts for the cable railing along the ocean side of the property, landscaping in designated areas, and foundations for playground equipment. Crews will continue installing interior wall paneling and casework, window shades, door hardware, and will begin installing interior flooring.

The contractor is confirming the delivery date of playground equipment, which will likely be either this Friday or early next week, and neighboring residents will be notified once the delivery date is finalized.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update October 18, 2023

Last week, the construction contractor continued installing door hardware, exterior metal panels on the building, interior wall paneling and casework, and making electrical connections for security rollup doors. Crews installed fencing around playground areas, continued installing posts for the cable railing along the ocean side of the property and landscaping in designated areas, and began applying a chip seal (finish layer) to the parking lot.

This week, the contractor will continue installing the chip seal (finish layer) to the parking lot, posts for the cable railing along the ocean side of the property, and landscaping in designated areas. Crews will continue installing exterior metal panels for the building, interior wall paneling and casework, window shades, and door hardware.

The delivery of playground equipment has been rescheduled for next week, and neighboring residents will be notified once the delivery date is finalized.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update October 11, 2023

Last week, the construction contractor continued acclimating the building’s interior by running the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Crews continued installing door hardware, exterior metal panels on the building, interior wall paneling and casework, and making electrical connections for security rollup doors. Crews continued installing posts for the cable railing along the ocean side of the property and landscaping in   designated areas. 

This week, the contractor will continue installing exterior metal panels for the building, interior wall paneling and casework, window shades, and door hardware. A chip seal (finish layer) will be applied to the parking lot on October 11, and therefore crews will be parking beyond the gate on Forrestal Drive between Wednesday and Friday to allow for the finish to dry/cure.

Next week, the contractor is expecting the delivery of playground equipment. Neighboring residents will be notified once a delivery date is finalized.

An oversight whereby the construction contract allowed work on Indigenous People’s Day holiday (formerly known as Columbus Day) whereas the City’s Municipal Code did not; resulted in construction crews working on Monday of this week. Staff apologizes for this error, have been in communication with neighboring residents on this subject, and continues to strive to ensure these types of oversights do not occur in the future.  

To ensure that no construction crews arrive to the project site prior to 7:00 a.m., the City has contracted an inspector to be stationed near the intersection of Palos Verdes Drive South and Forrestal Drive to turn away any vehicles associated with the construction project.  Expenses related to this contracted service will be charged to the general contractor. 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update October 4, 2023

This week, the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system manufacturer’s representative started the system and began acclimating the building’s interior. The construction contractor began connecting power to fire alarm systems and security rollup doors, and continued installing exterior metal panels on the building. Crews continued installing posts for the cable railing along ocean side of the property, planting shrubs, seeding planting areas, and installing sod in designated areas. Crews also completed installing the last of the pervious paving in the parking lot area.

Next week, the contractor will continue installing the metal panels for the building, plant trees on the lower tier, install door hardware and window shades, and begin installing playground equipment.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update September 27, 2023

This week, the construction contractor continued installing the exterior metal panel system, installed doors and hardware, and prepared the HVAC units for startup by the manufacturer. On site, crews continued installing the irrigation, gopher wire and turf, and planting shrubs, posts, and cable railing along ocean side of the property. They installed fencing along the ramp wall, placed concrete for the new driveway on the lower tier and completed the main driveway and parking lot asphalt areas that had been left open for Southern California Edison access.

Next week, the contractor will continue installing the metal panels, irrigation, plants and gopher wire, posts, and cable railing. The manufacturer’s start-up of the building HVAC units will occur mid-week, allowing the installation of interior finishes to begin.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update September 20, 2023

Last week, Southern California Edison established new permanent power for the site and the contractor began testing installed lights and electrical outlets in the building. Construction crews continued installing metal panels and sealing exterior glazing for the building. Crews also continued installing gopher wire for the lower tier turf area, irrigation system components at various locations, the new post and cable barrier, and planting landscaping along the ocean side of the property.

Next week, the contractor will continue installing metal panels, sealing exterior glazing, placing gopher wire and irrigation system components, installing post and cable barrier, planting landscaping, and placing concrete at the gate to the lower tier. Crews will also begin running the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; testing and programming the lighting control systems; and installing interior building finishes. 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update September 13, 2023

This week, the contractor continued installing metal panels and light fixtures, sealing exterior glazing for the building, and began installing door hardware.  Crews also continued installing gopher wire for the lower tier turf area and irrigation system components at various locations on the site.  Crews also began installing the new post and cable barrier and planting landscaping on the upper tier.

Southern California Edison crews completed installation of their infrastructure for permanent power for the facility on Friday, September 8th and Sunday, September 10th. The contractor began testing and running the new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Subsequently, the contractor will begin work on items that require a temperature-regulated interior space, such as finish carpentry, painting, and other finish work.

Next week, the contractor will continue installing metal panels, sealing exterior glazing, installing gopher wire and irrigation system components, portions of the post and cable barrier, and planting landscaping.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update September 6, 2023

This week the contractor installed the water heater, framing for interior glass for the building, and completed installation of exterior tile for the building. 

On site, crews continued installing irrigation, decomposed granite pathways, picket fencing, site benches and gopher wire for the turf on the lower tier.  Southern California Edison installed new electrical transformers for service to the building and Cox Communications installed cables and fiberoptic equipment for phone and internet service. 

Next week the contractor will continue sealing exterior glazing, installing interior light fixtures, wiring for security systems, irrigation systems, and gopher wire for the turf on the lower tier.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update August 30, 2023

This week the contractor installed exterior doors, tile, and drinking fountains. On the building interior they continued installing light fixtures, and registers for the heating, ventilation, and air condition (HVAC) systems, racks for information technology (IT) equipment, and communications wiring. 

On site, they continued installing irrigation, decomposed granite pathways, and picket fencing. Crews also began installing site benches and gopher wire for the turf on the lower tier.

Next week the contractor will continue sealing exterior glazing, installing interior light fixtures, picket fencing, irrigation, decomposed granite paths, and benches. They will begin installing the site security and Wi-Fi poles.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update August 23, 2023

Last week, crews installed exterior glazing for the building and continued installing exterior tile.  On the building interior, crews continued installing ceiling grids, light fixtures and lighting controls, fire sprinklers, communication systems wiring, and polished the concrete floors.  

At other locations around the park, crews continued installing the irrigation systems and decomposed granite pathways, planted shrubs along the existing fence of the ocean side of the park, and completed the placement of asphalt for the parking lot and driveway.

This week, crews will install the exterior doors for the building, continue installing exterior tile, light fixtures, irrigation systems, decomposed granite for pathways, and plantings.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update August 16, 2023

Last week, construction crews continued installing exterior tiles and the aluminum framing for the building’s exterior glazing system and began installing exterior metal paneling. Crews completed installing the parking lot and pathway lights, placed gravel for the maintenance driveway, and continued installing the irrigation systems and decomposed granite pathways.

This week, crews will continue installing the building’s exterior glazing system and exterior tiles, painting the interior, installing ceiling grids, and polishing the concrete floors. Crews are also scheduled to start surfacing the basketball court.


Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update August 9, 2023

Last week, construction crews continued installing exterior tiles and the aluminum framing for the building’s exterior glazing system and began installing exterior metal paneling. Crews completed installing the parking lot and pathway lights, placed gravel for the maintenance driveway, and continued installing the irrigation systems and decomposed granite pathways. This week, crews will continue installing the building’s exterior glazing system and exterior tiles, painting the interior, installing ceiling grids, and will polish the concrete floors. Crews are also scheduled to start surfacing the basketball court.

Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update August 2, 2023

Last week, construction crews continued installing exterior tiles and the aluminum framing for the building’s exterior glazing system. Crews completed installing stucco at the recessed doorways, roof edge flashing, and continued taping and sanding drywall in the interior of the building. Crews also completed concrete paving in the perimeter of the building, and formed the concrete path and stairs between the building and the lower tier of the park. Crews continued to install site lighting, irrigation, and decomposed granite pathways.  

This week, crews will continue installing the building’s exterior glazing system and exterior tiles, installing irrigation and decomposed granite pathways, placing the remaining concrete for paths and stairs around the site, and installing parking lot lights.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update July 26, 2023

Last week, construction crews continued installing exterior tiles and the aluminum framing for the building’s exterior glazing system. Crews installed bollards in front of the building, installed the roof access ladder, and completed wiring for emergency lighting. Crews also continued placing reinforcing steel bars for the concrete walkway around the building, installing irrigation systems on all three site tiers, final grading of the site’s low tier, and installing decomposed granite pathways on the site’s upper and lower tiers.

This week, crews will continue installing the building’s exterior glazing system and exterior tiles, installing irrigation and decomposed granite pathways, placing the remaining concrete for the walkway around the building, and begin installing parking lot lights and ramp wall lighting.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update July 19, 2023

Last week, construction crews continued installing interior drywall, and began installing exterior tile and the aluminum framing for the exterior glazing for the building. Crews also placed concrete for another portion of the walkway around the building, continued working on the mechanical and electrical systems for the building, continued installing irrigation systems on all three site tiers, and continued final grading of the site’s low tier.

This week, crews will continue placing concrete for the walkway around the building, installing framing for the exterior glazing for the building, final grading, installing irrigation systems and decomposed granite paths, and resume installing fencing and the roof for the building.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update July 12, 2023

Last week, construction crews continued installing interior drywall, continued assembling the aluminum framing for the exterior glazing for the building, and placed concrete for a portion of the walkway around the building.

This week, crews are scheduled to continue working on the exterior glazing for the building, interior drywall, final grading on the site, irrigation systems, and decomposed granite pathways.  Crews are also scheduled to install the tile in the kitchenette area and resume work on the park entrance fencing.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update June 28, 2023

Last week, construction crews continued installing insulation and cement boards for the building exterior tile walls, continued installing the roll up doors, and began grading and installing the exterior lighting for the building perimeter paving.  Crews also installed piping for the new HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems and began connecting the main electrical switch gear. 

Crews also continued the final site grading, continued installing irrigation systems on all three tiers, and began preparing the pathways on the upper tier for decomposed granite.

This week, crews are scheduled to begin installation of the exterior glazing for the building, continue connecting the main electrical switch gear, and continue installation of formwork, rebar, and lighting for the building perimeter paving.  Crews are also scheduled to continue final site grading, installation of irrigation systems, work on the pathways on the upper tier, and begin installing handrails at locations around the site.


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update June 21, 2023

Last week, construction crews installed exterior insulation boards for the building’s exterior walls, installed restroom partitions, and continued installing the security roll up doors.

Crews completed fencing for the paddle tennis courts and continued installing gates and fencing at the utility enclosure and the lower tier maintenance driveway. Crews also continued installing the irrigation systems on all three tiers of the site, installing the decomposed granite path at the upper tier, and fine grading and paving around the building perimeter. Crews started forming concrete curbs around the play areas and setting the HVAC units in the utility enclosure. 

This week, crews are scheduled to continue installing the security roll up doors, electrical wiring, HVAC connections, perimeter paving, and begin exterior tiling.  Crews are also scheduled to continue installing site fencing, irrigation, decomposed granite paths, and handrails at locations around the site.  

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update June 14, 2023

Last week, crews continued applying the exterior plaster wall finish on the main building, continued installing light fixtures, and began installing the security roll up doors that protect all glass storefronts of the building. 

Crews also installed concrete for the accessibility ramp and main driveway sidewalk, parking lot signs, and flagpole. Crews continued installing fencing at the paddle tennis courts and began installing fencing at the driveway entrance. Crews also continued applying the exterior plaster finish on the storage shed and began soil preparation for new landscaping at the upper tier. 

This week, crews are scheduled to continue installing the security roll up doors, light fixtures and exterior plaster wall finish for the main building. Crews are also scheduled to continue installing fencing at the paddle tennis court, main entrance, continue landscaping and the irrigation work on the upper tier.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update June 7, 2023

Last week, crews continued applying the exterior plaster wall finish at the equipment and trash enclosure and began applying the exterior plaster finish on the main building. Crews also continued installing tile in the restrooms and began installing the projector screens.

Additionally, crews completed the export of construction spoils material from the lower tier, placed concrete for the stairs to the upper tier, and placed base material and asphalt for the main driveway and parking lot. Crews also installed posts for the fencing around the paddle tennis courts and began trimming the vegetation at the existing fence along the ocean side of the park.

This week, crews are scheduled to continue applying the exterior plaster wall finishes and installing tile in the restrooms. Crews are also scheduled to begin installing the security roll down doors, continue trimming the vegetation at the existing fence along the ocean side of the park, and begin installing the irrigation system in the upper tier.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update May 31, 2023


Last week, crews continued installing exterior insulation and stucco finish for the building and began installing tile in the restrooms.

Additionally, crews set the catch basins in the bioswales and completed the installation of the curbs around the playground areas on the upper tier. Crews continued applying the plaster wall finish at the equipment and trash enclosure, cleared site weeds in preparation for landscaping work, and installed posts for the fencing around the storage shed. 

This week, crews are scheduled to continue work on the bioswales, resume export of construction spoils, and begin placing base material for the asphalt driveway and parking lot. Crews are also scheduled to continue installing tile in the restrooms, installing the exterior insulation and stucco finish for the building, and begin trimming the vegetation at the existing fence along the ocean side of the park.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update May 24, 2023

Last week, crews continued installing exterior insulation, interior drywall, and electrical wiring.

Additionally, crews continued installing storm drains in the middle tier, formed the curbs around the playground areas on the upper tier, placed rebar for the accessible ramp paving, and continued filling the bioswales with planting material. Crews began installation of fencing for the storage shed and began the application of the wall finish at the equipment and trash enclosure. 

This week, crews are scheduled to place concrete for the accessible ramp and playground curbs and continue work on the building’s exterior insulation, storm drains, bioswales, and fencing. Crews are also scheduled to begin installing tile in the restrooms. 

The export of surplus spoils will resume on Wednesday, May 24, and the import of base material for the parking lot pavement is scheduled to begin next week. Neighboring residents have been notified of these scheduled activities.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update May 17, 2023

Last week, crews continued installing exterior insulation, interior drywall, and electrical wiring.

Additionally, crews continued the application of the finish coat to the accessible ramp, backfilled the stepped terrace walls, and began grading at the upper tier for the playground areas. Crews connected the new irrigation service pipe at the property line and continued filling the bioswales and installing storm drains at the middle and upper tiers. 

This week, crews are scheduled to continue work on the building’s exterior insulation, interior drywall, electrical wiring, stepped terrace, accessible ramp, bioswales, storm drains, and playground areas.  Export of surplus spoils is expected to resume this week.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update May 10, 2023

Last week, crews continued installing exterior rigid insulation, interior drywall, and electrical wiring.

Additionally, crews continued the application of the finish coat to the accessible ramp and trash enclosure walls and waterproofing the stepped terrace walls.  Crews trimmed the ocean-facing perimeter fence to 42” in height and made repairs to the existing fence between the park and the soccer fields.  Crews also resumed installing storm drains at the upper tier behind the accessible ramp; continued filling bioswales at all three tiers with liners, rock, piping and planting medium; completed grading for the new driveway and sidewalk; and placed concrete for the new curb along the driveway.  

This week, crews are scheduled to continue work on the building’s exterior insulation, interior drywall, electrical wiring, stepped terrace, accessible ramp, trash enclosure, driveway, and bioswales.  The export of surplus spoils is also scheduled to resume this week as tests have confirmed that there are no contaminants.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update May 3, 2023

Last week, crews continued installing exterior sheathing for the end walls, interior drywall, and electrical wiring.

Crews backfilled the accessible ramp wall and began applying the finish coat, began the plaster finish for the trash enclosure walls, placed permeable pavement in the parking lot, and started forming the curb along the driveway. The export of surplus spoils continues to be temporarily suspended, as the City awaits additional information from the Contractor. 

This week, crews are scheduled to continue work on the building exterior sheathing, interior drywall, and electrical wiring. Crews will continue working on the stepped terrace and accessible ramp, and will place concrete for the driveway curb. Final grading will resume for the driveway and parking lot, and site fencing work will begin along the ocean side of the site.

The City and contractor continue to work on a plan for managing the use of the lower gate during the construction of the driveway and parking lot areas, during which the ability to use the main gate will be restricted. Additionally, Staff continue to work with the contractor on measures to stop early arrivals and/or idling on Forrestal Drive. Finally, staff are in communication with the neighbors who have previously expressed concerns about this issue.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update April 26, 2023

Last week, crews continued waterproofing the building exterior, installing interior drywall, installing electrical wiring, and grading the driveway. Crews completed concrete work on the last accessible ramp wall, placed the concrete slab for the utility enclosure, and continued work on the parking lot. The export of surplus spoils was temporarily suspended last Tuesday until additional information requested by the City is provided by the Contractor. 

This week, crews are scheduled to continue work on the building exterior waterproofing, interior drywall, electrical wiring, parking lot, and the stepped terrace and accessible ramp waterproofing.

The City and contractor continue to work on a plan for managing use of the lower gate during construction of the driveway and parking lot areas, during which the ability to use the main gate will be restricted. Additionally, Staff continue to work with the contractor on measures to stop early arrives and/or idling on Forrestal Drive. Staff are in communication with the neighbors who have previously expressed concerns about this issue.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update April 19, 2023

Last week, crews continued waterproofing the building exterior, installing interior insulation, and started electrical wiring and panel installation. Crews placed concrete for the upper accessible ramp wall, continued installing drains and gravel for the parking lot, and began grading the driveway. 

This week, crews are scheduled to continue work on waterproofing the building exterior, interior drywall and electrical wiring, parking lot preparation, and driveway grading. 

The City and contractor are working on a plan for managing the use of the lower gate during the construction of the driveway and parking lot areas, during which the ability to use the main gate will be restricted. Additionally, Staff continue to work with the contractor on measures to stop early arrives and/or idling on Forrestal Drive. Finally, staff are in communication with the neighbors who have previously expressed concerns about this issue.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update April 12, 2023

This week, crews began framing the building end walls and waterproofing the exterior sheathing. In addition to ceiling framing and light fixture rough-in, the crews started installing batt insulation and door frames.   On the site, the crews placed rebar and formwork for the accessible ramp and installed the electrical vault on the lower tier. They also began installing drains and base material for the parking lot as well as the liner for the lower tier bioswale.

Next week, crews are expected to continue work on the building end wall framing and exterior water proofing, and will resume installation of interior drywall. They are scheduled to place concrete for the accessible ramp wall, and continue work on the parking lot and bioswales.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update April 5, 2023

Rain and associated site conditions continued to hamper much of the site work, but the crews were able to place concrete for the accessible ramp wall footing and curbs for the building wing walls. 

Crews were also able to continue work on the building exterior overhang, exterior sheathing, flashing, roofing, and roughing-in of light fixtures. 

This week, crews are expected to continue work on the building exterior framing, sheathing, and drywall, accessible rap, stepped terrace, equipment enclosure, and parking lot drains. 

As site conditions continue to be impacted by recent rains, site access through the lower gate is expected to be extended. Adjacent neighbors have been notified.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update March 29, 2023

This week, the rain continued to hamper much of the site work. However, crews were able to continue work on the building's exterior overhang, exterior sheathing, flashing, roofing, and roughing-in of cameras. On the interior, they continued ceiling framing and roughing-in of light fixtures. 

This week, they are expected to continue work from last week and resume work on the accessibility ramp, stepped terrace, and parking lot drains, if weather allows. 

As rain is forecast this week, site access through the lower gate is expected to be extended.  Adjacent neighbors have been notified.


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update March 22, 2023

The rain continued to impact various activities last week, with no work on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Crews continued to frame the building exterior overhang and install exterior sheathing, roofing, and the utilities and trash enclosure. On the interior, they continued ceiling framing, roughing-in light fixtures, and installing HVAC control wiring. This week, weather permitting, work will continue from last week on the accessibility ramp, stepped terrace, and parking lot drains. Site access through the lower gate is expected to be extended in response to recent and forecasted rain for the week. Adjacent neighbors have been notified. 


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update March 15, 2023

Rain continues to impact various activities; however, this week, crews continued framing the building's exterior overhang, installing exterior sheathing, and roofing. On the interior, they continued the electrical rough-in, ceiling framing, and drywall installation. 


Crews continued construction of the accessible ramp, the stepped terrace, and the utility enclosure. They also completed the storm drains on the upper tier and began installing irrigation lines for the low tier.


Next week, weather permitting, work will continue from last week. Site access through the lower gate is expected to be extended in response to recent and forecasted rain for this week. Adjacent neighbors have been notified.


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update March 8, 2023

Last week, site activities were on hold due to rain and muddy conditions. However, crews continued working on the building’s exterior overhang and installing exterior sheathing. Inside the building, they continued electrical work and installation of drywall. 

This week, weather permitting, crews are scheduled to continue work on the building and resume site work. That work includes roofing, exterior sheathing, and drywall, work on the accessible ramp, stepped terrace, curbs for the end walls of the building, and concrete for the trash and utilities enclosure. 

Site access through the lower gate is expected to be extended in response to recent rain and its effect on the parking lot area at the bottom of the main driveway. Adjacent neighbors have been notified. 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update March 1, 2023

Last week, the contractor worked on framing the interior ceilings, the exterior overhang, electrical wiring, and the roof for the building. The contractor also completed the connection to the new water line for the fire suppression system and continued work on the accessible ramp and parking lot curbs. 

No work was performed last Friday due to rain, and weather-related site conditions limit work for this week. Limited crews are expected due to muddy conditions on the lower tier that is being used for parking. 

The lower gate is expected to be used for site access for the next two weeks due to flooding of the parking lot area at the bottom of the main driveway. 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update February 22, 2023

Last week, the construction contractor continued framing the building's exterior overhang and interior ceilings. In addition, they also began the installation of the roof ahead of the forecasted rain this week. The contractor continued construction of the accessible ramp, parking lot curbs, stairs, grading, and installation of drains in the parking lot. 

This week, the contractor will continue work on the building framing and roofing. They will also continue the construction of the accessible ramp and stepped terrace. A fire water connection at the property line on Forrestal Drive is also scheduled to be completed this week.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update February 15, 2023

Last week, the contractor continued work on the building, including the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, data, and fire alarm systems. In addition, they installed roof maintenance fall-protection anchors and received the delivery of roofing materials. 

This week, the contractor will continue work on the building, site grading, parking lot curbs and catch basins, and concrete for the stepped terrace walls and will start installing the roofing material.

The parking lot light mock-up is now ready for resident viewing. The light can be viewed from locations outside of the park on Wednesday (2/15) and Thursday (2/16) from approximately 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Comments can be provided by leaving a voicemail at (310) 544-5315 or sending an email to LaderaLindaHotline@rpvca.gov.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update February 8, 2023

Last week, the trench at the bottom of the main driveway was backfilled, and crews have resumed use of the main gate, with lower gate use exceptions for large trucks and equipment (which include advanced notice to neighbors). 

 Last week, crews continued work on the building framing, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, and began installing drywall. They completed the fence on the slope adjacent to Forrestal Drive, waterproofed the retaining walls for the ADA access ramp, formed the stepped terrace walls and parking lot curbs, installed underground storm drains on the low tier, and installed exterior sheathing at the maintenance building. 

 This week they will continue work on the building, site grading, parking lot curbs, the stepped terrace, and ADA access ramp. 

 Crews continue to work toward a solution to the timing problems with the parking lot light mockup. Once new dates for the mockup are determined, neighboring residents will be notified through their respective homeowners association representatives and in a future City Manager’s Weekly Administrative Report 


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update February 1, 2023

Last week, work continued on the building and the fence on the slope adjacent to Forrestal Drive. Crews placed the curb and gutter for the new parking lot, waterproofed the new retaining walls, set boulders at the stepped terrace, and resumed site grading on the middle tier. Crews completed backfilling the trench at the bottom of the main driveway, which allowed them to resume the use of the main gate on January 31. 

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Additionally, CalWater completed the installation of new water lines under Forrestal Drive, and staff is working to confirm their schedule for repairing the asphalt and replacing the vegetation. 

Problems were encountered last week with the parking lot light mock-up, which prevented residents from viewing the light. The light will be turned on February 1 and February 2 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. to allow residents to view the light from outside the park and provide comments to City staff. Comments can be submitted via email at laderlindahotline@rpvca.gov or by phone at (310) 544-5315. Staff is requesting comments be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3. 

A photo taken by City staff on January 19, of the light is shown below. 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update January 25, 2023

Last Thursday, City staff conducted an evaluation of the first parking lot light that has been installed to confirm it meets all applicable project requirements, including the City ordinance RPVMC Section 17.56.040 on outdoor lighting.  The light, with a picture of the specified fixture shown here, is mounted on a 16-foot pole and is a warm yellow-white color (3000K color temperature.)

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The light will be turned on this Wednesday, January 25 and Thursday, January 26, from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. to allow residents to view the light from locations outside the park and provide comments to City staff.  Comments can be submitted via email at laderlindahotline@rpvca.gov or at (310) 544-5315, and staff is requesting comments be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27.

Last week, CalWater began working on Forrestal Drive to bring a new fire line and irrigation water service to the site.  They are expected to complete this work by the end of this week.

This week, the contractor is scheduled to continue work on the building, including soffit framing and installing the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.  The contractor will also resume work constructing new fencing on the slope adjacent to Forrestal Drive, resume work on the stepped terrace and access ramps, and clean out and backfill the trench at the bottom of the main driveway.

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Until the trench at the bottom of the main driveway is backfilled, the contractor will continue the use of the lower-tier gate for site access.  At this time, the contractor expects to resume the use of the main gate on Monday, January 30.


Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update January 18, 2023

Due to wet weather conditions last week, it was another short work week on site with two working days. During that time, work continued on the building, but no exterior site work was performed due to saturated soil conditions. 

Work was able to resume on Tuesday of this week after another rain event on Monday. Crews continue to work on the building, including soffit framing and installation of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Once the site is dry enough, crews will clean out and backfill the utility trench at the bottom of the main driveway, continue to install fencing on the slope adjacent to Forrestal Drive, and resume work on storm drains, the stepped terrace, the ramp between the middle and upper tiers, and final grading. 

Until the trench at the bottom of the main driveway is backfilled, the contractor will continue to use the lower-tier gate for site access. At this time, the contractor expects to resume the use of the main gate on Monday, January 30. 

Below are a few recent photos from the project site: 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update January 11, 2023

Work continues to be suspended due to the rain and is expected to resume on January 11. 

The contractor anticipates using the lower tier gate for site access for approximately one week after resumption of work. This would allow for the trench at the bottom of the main driveway to dry, to be followed by installation of a concrete encasement before the trench can be backfilled and the main driveway to be accessible again. At this time, the City expects the Contractor to resume use of the main gate on January 23. 


Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update January 4, 2023

After a week off for the holiday season, work for this week is suspended due to rain in the forecast. Work is currently scheduled to resume on January 9. 

Before the holiday break, the Southern California Edison (SCE) inspector approved the conduit for the new electrical service to the building. The contractor will inspect the trench for any impacts from the rain this week and can then encase the conduit in concrete and backfill the trench. For this reason, it is anticipated that the gate to the lower tier will be used for site access for one week upon resuming work. The City expects the contractor will resume the use of the main gate on January 16.


Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update December 21, 2022

Construction crews continue to make progress on the plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems of the building. Additionally, work continues on the stepped terrace, fencing along the slope adjacent to Forrestal Drive, storm drain in the lower tier, and rough grading in the parking lot area. Work on the project will be suspended for the holidays between December 24, 2022, through January 2, 2023, with work resuming on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. A few recent photos from the project site:

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update December 14, 2022

Last week, crews continued to make progress on work from the previous week, including work on the building, the stepped terrace, the fence on the slope adjacent to Forrestal Drive, and groundwork for the new electrical service. Additionally, the contractor connected a storm drain between the middle and upper tiers. 

On December 6, the City Council approved changes to the plans for removal of the existing fence on the ocean-facing side of the site and the installation of a new fence on the adjacent slope. The new plan is to reduce the height of the existing fence to 42” from the finished grade, at its existing location; trim the existing vegetation at the fence to the same height; plant additional vegetation to fill any existing bare spots along the existing fence; plant vines to cover the remaining lowered fence; plant a barrier of native plants in the setback zone between the walking paths and the lowered fence; and install a context-sensitive 42 inch barrier between the walking paths and the planted setback zones. 

For more details on the changes, please see the December 6th Staff Report. 

Due to the rain this past weekend, no work was performed on Monday, and much of the scheduled work for this week is tentative, given wet site conditions. 

In response to vehicles carrying mud from the site onto Forrestal Drive and part of Palos Verdes Drive South on Tuesday, which has been cleaned up, scheduled work for Wednesday has been cancelled to allow for further drying of the site. 

As originally planned, work on the project will be suspended for the holidays, and no work will be performed onsite between December 24, 2022 through January 2, 2023, with work resuming on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. 

A few recent photos from the project site: 


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update December 7, 2022

Last week, the crews continued work on the building, including framing of the walls and began installation of rough plumbing and mechanical systems. Additional work continues at multiple areas of the site, including initial work to form the stepped terrace at the middle tier, groundwork on the locations to place the vault and conduit for the new electrical service in the middle and upper tiers, and the installation of a new chain link fence on the slope adjacent Forrestal Drive on the upper and middle tiers. 

This week, work will continue from last week. Additionally, initial work will begin to connect a storm drain between the middle and upper tiers.

Recommendations on changes to the plans for the fence and vegetation on the ocean facing side of the site was considered and approved by the City Council at its December 6 meeting. The Staff Report can be viewed at December 6th Staff Report. 

Following are a few recent photos from the project site: 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update November 30, 2022

Last week was a short week for the crews due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but work progressed on many aspects of the project, including the wall framing for the building, retaining wall between the middle and upper tier for the switchback ramp, trench work for water lines, and conduit for communication lines. 


This week, crews will continue working on the wall framing, plumbing, and the installation of vaults for the new electrical service. 


Over the past few weeks, Staff has met with neighboring residents to discuss the upcoming December 6 City Council agenda item on the limits of existing fencing and associated vegetation removal on the ocean side of the site. The Staff recommendation, originally on the November 15 City Council agenda, has been revised to account for feedback from neighboring residents, and a new recommendation is included in the agenda for the December 6 meeting. The Staff Report for that new recommendation can be viewed on the City website: rpvca.gov/agendas. 


Following are a few recent photos from the project site: 


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update November 16, 2022

There are many different aspects of the ongoing project that continue to be worked on, including the wall framing and metal decking for the roof of the building, retaining wall for the switchback ramp between the middle and upper tier, concrete for the foundation of the stepped terrace, basketball court slab, grading in the middle tier near the building, and new facility service lines. 


An agenda item for the City Council to consider the limits of the existing fence and vegetation on the ocean-facing side of the lower tier of the park was scheduled for the November 15 meeting, but was continued to December 6 to allow staff to meet with residents. Staff is scheduling site visits with neighbors and community members to discuss their concerns and will host scheduled site visits this week. 


Below are a few recent photos from the project site: 


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update November 9, 2022

Many different aspects of the project continue to be worked on, including metal decking for the roof of the building, the retaining wall and switchback ramp between the middle and upper tier, construction of concrete block walls for the trash and equipment enclosure at the edge of the parking lot area, and utility trenchwork and grading in various areas of the site. Additionally, the contractor will also begin framing the walls of the building.


No work or deliveries will occur on Tuesday, November 8, or Friday, November 11. 


In response to ongoing discussions with the City’s contracted project management company and City Staff, the construction contractor has implemented a number of protocols to address recurring problems related to site access and unauthorized use of Forrestal Drive. Adherence to these new protocols will be carefully monitored by the project management company, and the City expects the recurring problems to cease as a result of these new protocols. 


City Staff hosted separate site meetings last week for Councilmembers, as well as with a few neighbors from the Ladera Linda community, to seek input on a future City Council decision on the removal of the existing fence and vegetation along the ocean side of the lower tier. This item is on the City Council agenda for the regularly scheduled meeting on November 15, 2022. 


Below are a few recent photos from the project site: 


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update November 2, 2022

With major building framing up, many different aspects of the project are being worked on. 


Last week’s major areas of construction include metal decking for the roof of the building, the retaining wall and switchback ramp between the middle and upper tiers, construction of concrete block walls for the trash and equipment enclosure at the edge of the parking lot area, and trenchwork and grading in various areas of the site. 


This week much of that work will continue, and the contractor will begin framing the walls of the building. City Staff and the City’s contracted project management team continue to work with the contractor to address recurring problems with early arrivals and the use of Forrestal Drive for unloading equipment without proper traffic control or City approvals. Staff is working with the City Attorney’s Office to implement measures that will assure compliance with the contract, which prohibits early arrivals and the use of Forrestal Drive. 


The City’s contracted project management company and City Staff are continuing to meet with a few neighbors from the Ladera Linda community bi-weekly to discuss their concerns about construction impacts on the community.


 Below are a few recent photos from the project site: 


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update October 26, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor conducted the following activities:

 • Continued construction of the steel framing for the community park building

 • Continued placing concrete for the light pole bases in the middle tier 

 • Began placing concrete blocks for the equipment and trash enclosure 

• Began forming the walls of the accessible ramp between the middle and upper tier

 • Continued excavation for swales in the middle and high tiers

 • Began installation of a water line in the middle tier

 •  Completed vegetation removal on the Forrestal Drive side of the upper and middle tiers for the new chain link fence 


 This week, the construction contractor will continue the work described above as well as the following:

 • Begin installation of the metal decking for the roof of the building

 • Begin forming the foundation for the stepped terrace walls

 • Backfill the trench in the lower tier and continue rough grading in the lower tier

Due to trenching and the other work to install a new water line in the footprint of the main driveway for the site, crews are utilizing the gate at the lower tier for site access. This work concluded on October 24, allowing the contractor to resume use of the main driveway gate on October 25. 

The City’s contracted project management company and City Staff met with a few neighbors from the Ladera Linda community to discuss their concerns about construction impacts on the community. The concerns focused on crew members arriving to the site prior to 7 a.m., use of Forrestal Drive for equipment unloading, dirt and dust carrying into a backyard, and the City’s authorization for the contractor to use the lower tier gate for site access.

Staff have been working with the contractor to resolve these issues as quickly and decisively as possible. Staff and the City’s contracted project management company will be monitoring activities very closely to prevent any future violations of contract conditions such as those described above and to limit use of the lower tier gate. Staff will meet with the neighbors every two weeks to discuss the scheduled construction activities and any concerns that they might have.  

 Below are a few recent photos from the project site: 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update October 19, 2022

Construction of the steel framing for the community park building continues. The construction of the accessible ramp between the middle and upper tier, site grading for swales on the middle and lower tiers resumed, and removing fence line vegetation along Forrestal Drive has commenced. In addition, the construction crew installed and reinforced conduit for the light poles, began construction of the utility yard foundation, installed water lines in the middle tier, and placed communication conduit in the lower tier. This week, they will continue the work described above and begin installing the new underground water lines for the building. Due to construction activity at the main driveway for the site, crews are utilizing the gate at the lower tier for site access. Staff is monitoring the use of the lower gate and working with the contractor to resume the use of the main driveway as soon as possible. 

Below are a few recent photos from the project site: 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update October 12, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor continued installing the steel framing for the community park building, the accessibility ramp between the middle and upper tier, the bases for the light poles, and the electrical conduit in the parking lot area. 

This week, they will continue with the construction described above and remove the fence line vegetation along Forrestal Drive.

 A few recent photos from the project site: 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, please contact James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov  

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update October 5, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor completed the concrete slab for the community center building, and the rough electrical work for the maintenance shed. In addition, they continued to install the site storm drain lines in the middle tier at the parking lot area and reinforcing steel for the accessibility ramp between the middle and upper tiers. 

This week, they began the structural steel framing for the community center building, placed the foundation for the accessibility ramp, installed electrical conduit in the middle tier, and continued installing the underground storm drains. 

On Tuesday evening, without prior City or general contractor knowledge, a materials delivery truck arrived after hours and parked by the gate at Forrestal Drive. The driver remained with the vehicle overnight, and the City has reminded the general contractor and directed them to remind all subcontractors and anyone making deliveries of the arrival time and parking restrictions for the project.

For any concerns regarding the project, the public is encouraged to contact the City at (310) 544-5315 or laderalindahotline@rpvca.gov. 

Additionally, the general contractor has posted phone numbers for their site superintendent and project engineer on signs attached to the gates to the project site. 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, please contact James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update September 28, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor completed the concrete slab for the community center building, and the rough electrical work for the maintenance shed. In addition, they continued to install the site storm drain lines in the middle tier at the parking lot area and reinforcing steel for the accessibility ramp between the middle and upper tiers. 

This week, they will begin the structural steel framing for the community center building, place the foundation for the accessibility ramp, install an electrical conduit in the middle tier, and continue installing the underground storm drains. 

A few recent photos from the project site are below: 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, please contact James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov  

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update September 21, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor installed reinforcing steel for the building slab and roughed-in the electrical floor boxes. They continued installing site storm drain lines and electrical conduit in the middle tier. At the upper tier, they completed the wood framing of the maintenance shed.  Additionally, they began placing reinforced steel for the accessibility ramp between the middle and upper tiers.

 This week, they will begin placing the concrete for the new building slabs and continue site storm drain installation.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update September 14, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor installed electrical and data conduits in the building slab and formed building wall curbs. They continued installing storm drain lines and electrical conduits in the middle tier. At the upper tier, they placed concrete for the maintenance shed slab and began framing the shed. They excavated the switchback ramp footings and placed base material for the basketball court slab. This week they will continue formwork and reinforcing for the building slab with concrete to follow at the end of the week. They will also reinforce the basketball court slab and continue site storm drain installation.

 A few recent photos from the project site are below: 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, please contact James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update September 7, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor completed stub-ups for the building’s plumbing and electrical conduits. Additionally, the concrete formwork for the building slab were installed. The contractor also continued installing site storm drain lines and electrical conduit in the middle tier. At the upper tier, the contractor completed reinforcing the maintenance shed slab and began placing the base material for the basketball court slab.

This week, the contractor will place concrete for the building and maintenance shed slabs and continue work on the storm drains and basketball court. 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, please contact James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov  

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update August 31, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor completed concrete placement for the building column footings and began forming the wall footings. They also continued installation of the underground storm drain lines in the middle tier, backfilled the underground mechanical lines, and began installation of the underground electrical conduit between the building and mechanical area. Furthermore, they began formwork and reinforcing for the maintenance shed slab.

This week, they will form and place reinforcing for the building wall footings and stub up electrical and plumbing in the walls. They will continue site storm drain installation and maintenance shed slab reinforcing. 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, please contact James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov 


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update August 24, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor completed the installation of the reinforcing steel and column anchor bolts for the building foundation. In addition, they also continued installing underground storm drain lines at the upper and middle tiers and underground refrigerant lines between the building and the mechanical equipment area. They also began building the new retaining wall for the maintenance shed. 

This week, they will place concrete for the building footings and begin forming the wall footings, as well as continue installing storm drain lines in the middle and upper tier of the site. 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, please contact James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov. 


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update August 17, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor began assembling and installing the reinforced steel for the building footings and continued the installation of the underground storm drain lines at the upper tier of the site. Next week, the contractor will continue to install the reinforcing steel for the footings and will start the installation of the anchors for the steel columns. In addition, the installation will continue for storm drain lines in the upper and middle tiers of the site as well. 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, please contact James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov. 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update August 10, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor began assembling and installing the reinforced steel for the building footings and continued the installation of the underground storm drain lines at the upper tier of the site. Next week, the contractor will continue to reinforce the footings and start the installation of the anchors for the steel columns. In addition, installation will continue for storm drain lines in the upper and middle tiers of the site. 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project please contact, James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov. 


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update August 3, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor continued excavation for the underground footings, installed pressure tested underground mechanical lines, and connected the underground sanitary sewer lines for the new building. Additionally, site surveying was completed, and installation began for the underground storm drain lines on the upper tier of the site. This week, the contractor is scheduled to begin the installation of reinforced steel for the building footings, resume rough grading, and prepare for the storm drain lines in the middle tier. 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, please contact, James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update July 27, 2022

 Last week, the construction contractor continued excavation for the underground footings and underground plumbing lines for the new building. Additionally, they began installing sanitary sewer lines in the middle tier of the site and completed the removal of the grass in the lower tier. This week, the contractor is scheduled to begin the installation of reinforced steel for the building footings, resume rough grading of the site, and begin work on storm drain lines in the middle tier. 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update July 20, 2022

 Last week, the construction contractor began excavation for the underground plumbing lines, and footings for the new building, and that work is scheduled to continue this week.  Additionally, the contractor is scheduled to begin the installation of the underground sewer pipes in the middle tier of the site this week.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update July 13, 2022

7.13 LLCPPThe City has contracted with Gilman Construction Media to document construction of the Ladera Linda Community Park project through what we expect to be a very cool time-lapsed video. An onsite camera takes a photo every 60 seconds that will be used to create that time-lapsed video. A “live feed” link to that camera feed has been placed on the project page of the City’s website, but please note that it is simply a still photo that updates once per minute and not a live streaming video. We hope the feed allows residents to check in on the project with an “up to the minute” photo opportunity.


Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update June 29, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor continued earthwork for the middle and upper tiers of the project site, including the parking lot, service road, and site ramp. Additionally, they began removing grass from the lower tier of the project site. This week, the contractor is scheduled to continue site grading and will relocate the job site trailers to the southwest to allow for completion of the parking lot grading.6.29 LLCP


Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update June 22, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor completed earthwork for the new building footprint and began grading for the new parking lot and basketball court. The contractor will continue rough grading this week and will install new underground utilities within the footprint of the new building.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update May 25, 2022

Hazardousladera linda demolition pic material abatement and demolition was  completed on the last existing building (one of five total) this past week. Other site demolition and waste haul-off is scheduled to be performed this upcoming week, in addition to surveying and marking the corners of the new building.

 


Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update May 12, 2022

With hazardous materialbuilding LL abatement completed at two of the existing buildings, those buildings were demolished earlier this week. Other site preparation work has started, and abatement and demolition at the other three buildings will continue through mid-May.

Click here to view the Ladera Linda Community Park Project Power Point Presentation from the March, 2nd 2022 City Council Meeting. 


Click on the images below to view the Site Plan and the Logistics Plan.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Attachments

Ladera Linda Community Park Project began construction on March 28, 2022.  Below was the tentative schedule of the "closing," process. 

 

Below is a tentative schedule:

March 9:  Four on-site storage containers moved from Ladera Linda Community Park to City Hall 
March 14 -18:  Movers scheduled to remove all equipment, office furniture, tables, chairs and supplies from         Ladera Linda Community Park to City Hall 
March 21- 23: Removal of all remaining items and debris in rooms and around the park that are not moving to     City Hall 
March 27: Last day Park is open to the public 
March 28: Ladera Linda Community Park officially closed. 

March 28: Construction Begins! 

April 2nd:         First day Forrestal Drive (north of gate) is open to the public  for Preserve Parking.    

City Council approves construction plans and a contract March 1, 2022 for the 

Ladera Linda Community Park Project 

 

Click here to see staff report

Construction is expected to last approximately 18 months.

 Click here to see March 1, 2022 staff report on the financing of the Ladera Linda Community Park project.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project

On September 21st, a report will be presented to the City Council on some revisions to the Ladera Linda Community Park Project approvals. Staff is requesting to increase the height of the light standards and poles in order to accommodate new security camera installs.   Click below for more information:

Conditional Use Permit (CUP)-REVISION Notice Ladera Linda

Light and camera site plan


Consideration and possible action to identify a financing option for the Ladera Linda Community Park Project

Click here to view the Staff Report


Minor Modifications

Click here to view minor modifications regarding the Ladera Linda Park and Community Center Project


Ladera Linda Community Park Project April 6 City Council Report

Ladera Linda Park and Community Center April 6 City Council Report 

City Council April 6 Agenda

Second Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM.  Click here to view Staff Report:  February 23rd Planning Commission Ladera Linda Staff Report

This Planning Commission meeting will be conducted at its normal time using the Zoom video conference platform. This meeting will still be live-streamed and televised on RPVtv Cox 33/Frontier FiOS 38. Visit http://rpvca.gov/FormCenter/City-Service-Requests-3/Public-Participation-and-Comment-Request-82 for information on how to participate in public comment or view this meeting.


February 24 Planning Commission: Notice of Decision



Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday, January 26th at 7:00 PM Click Here to View Staff Report

This Planning Commission meeting will be conducted at it's normal time using the Zoom video conference platform. This meeting will still be live-streamed and televised on RPVtv Cox 33/Frontier FiOS 38. Visit http://rpvca.gov/FormCenter/City-Service-Requests-3/Public-Participation-and-Comment-Request-82 for information on how to participate in public comment or view this meeting.


On December 10, 2020, the Community Development Department will issue a notice informing the public that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on January 26, 2021 to consider a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the development of the new Ladera Linda Park and Community Center. A copy of the notice is available to view below:

*Amended Notice* dated December 31, 2020

Public Notice dated December 10, 2020 

The proposed project includes a request to demolish existing park-site improvements in order to accommodate the construction of, but not limited to, a new community center, play areas and landscaping. The Community Development Department will be accepting public comments through January 19, 2021. For questions, please contact Deputy Director of Community Development, Octavio Silva at (310) 544-5234 or via email at octavios@rpvca.gov.


Please click here to access the City Council meeting 12/01/2020 Agenda.  

Please click on item #4 to access the following Ladera Linda Master Plan-related item.

Consideration and possible action to approve a second amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Johnson Favaro for the Ladera Linda Park Master Plan. (Waters) (15 mins) 

Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to approve a second amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Johnson Favaro for architectural and engineering design services for the Ladera Linda Park Master Plan Project thereby allowing sufficient time to complete their scope of work consisting of assisting with the CUP/CEQA process and creating construction-ready documents.

Click here to view the Second Amendment to the Professional Agreement with Johnson Favaro Staff Report

Please click on item #5 to access the following Ladera Linda Master Plan-related item.

Consideration and possible action to apply for Proposition 68 Per Capita Grant Funds for outdoor site improvements at Ladera Linda Park. (Waters) (10 mins)

Recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 2020-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF AN APPLICATION WITH CALIFORNIA STATE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION FOR PROPOSITION 68 PER CAPITA GRANT FUNDS TO CONSTRUCT PATHS, WALKWAYS, LANDSCAPING, AND PARK AMENITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROPOSED LADERA LINDA PARK MASTER PLAN PROJECT; and, 2) Authorize Blais & Associates to prepare the grant application, on behalf of the City, for outdoor site improvement at Ladera Linda Park at a cost not to exceed $3,780.

Potential Prop 68 Per Capita Grant Funding

Click here to view the Staff Report regarding Prop 68

Click here to view the Resolution regarding Prop 68


City Council approved the Master Plan on August 20, 2019. 

Click here for the August 20th Staff Report

Click here for August 20th PowerPoint Presentation


December 17, 2019 - Contract Amendment/Conditional Use Permit (CUP) CEQA

On Tuesday, December 17th, the City Council extended the contract for Johnson Favaro, architect for the Ladera Linda Community Center Master Plan. The extension will allow the consultant to complete the current contract as well as assist in processing the entitlements and environmental document pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). 

https://rpv.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=5&event_id=1295&meta_id=77771

LL Roof: City Council considered roof options for proposed new Ladera Linda building. Council directed staff to research and return with solar roof options. Click here for the 10-15-2019 staff report

LL workshop 7.10.19

Over 100 people, mainly from HOAs adjacent to the park, attended the July 10th workshop at Ladera Linda.


Click here to see the PowerPoint presented that evening by the Architecture/Design firm Johnson Favaro 

Staff and Johnson Favaro met in February and again in June with representatives from Homeowner’s Associations (HOA’s) adjacent to the park, individual residents, councilmembers and Los Serenos Docents. The February meetings were exploratory sessions and the meetings in June were designed to elicit feedback to a draft design. 



July 10th Meeting

Wednesday, July 10th at 7:00 pm at Ladera Linda Park MPR Room located at 32201 Forrestal Drive. 

Click here to view the Agenda

Click here to see Flyer

July 10th Ladera Linda Project Workshop Summary and Review of Security/Usage/Staffing 

A number of concerns/issues were raised during the July 10th workshop that Staff would like to address in advance of the August 20th City Council Meeting.

The level of public engagement at the workshop, in addition to the numerous smaller meetings in February and June, was impressive.  Below is a link to a workshop summary. This summary is also posted on the LL Master Plan project web page, along with both typed-up and hand-written versions of the group exercise pages and comments. The issues and differing viewpoints expressed at the workshop regarding security, the number of rooms, and Forrestal Reserve parking, will also be included in the August 20th City Council Staff Report.

Click here for July 10th Workshop Summary

Click here to see typed workshop group exercise pages 

Click here to see typed workshop comment cards

Click here to see copies of hand-written group exercise pages

Click here to see copies of hand-written workshop comment cards

Concerns have also been raised about security, rentals, and staffing.  Below are links to a security analysis of the project, detailed proposed park usage and rental restrictions, and proposed staffing hours with a comparison to other City facilities.

 Click here for a Security Analysis

 Click here for Proposed Park Usage

 Click here for Proposed Staffing Hours


Potential Agreement with Johnson Favaro

The renowned architecture and design firm, Johnson Favaro was selected by the RFP Selection Committee, which consisted of City Staff and representatives from Homeowner’s Associations (HOAs) near to Ladera Linda Park. If approved by City Council, Johnson Favaro will do public outreach, develop a refined conceptual plan for Council’s consideration and develop construction-ready documents that incorporate city council direction.

December 18, 2018 City Council report (PDF)

Draft professional agreement (Attachment A) (PDF)

Johnsons Favaro’s proposal (Attachment B) (PDF)

Request for Proposals (Attachment C) (PDF)

Johnson Favaro’s Original and Revised Proposal Differences (Attachment D) (PDF)

Request for Proposals (PDF): See the Ladera Linda RFP (PDF). Release date July 31, 2018. Submittal Deadline: August 28th, 2018

Amendments to the Ladera Linda RFP

Amendment 1 to the RFP (PDF)

Amendment 2 to the RFP (PDF)

Amendment 3 to the RFP (PDF)

View a List of Companies (PDF) who received the Ladera Linda Community Park Architectural and Engineering Design Services RFP.

March 20th City Council approved a Park Conceptual Plan

Council directed staff to initiate a Request For Proposal Process (RFP) to:

  1. Find a Design team to create a final construction ready design.
  2. Prepare construction-ready documents

Representatives from Ladera Linda, Mediterranea, Seacliff, and Sea View HOAs will serve on the RFP selection team.

View the PowerPoint (PDF).

View the Agenda.

Ladera Linda workshop February 21st Agenda (PDF) 

See workshop FLYER (JPG) 

See draft LL Rental Policy (PDF) 

See Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Report (PDF) prepared by Priority 1 Environmental 

See Security Analysis of Proposed Plan (PDF) (DRAFT)

See LL Master Plan February 21st PowerPoint (PDF)

Please contact Recreation and Parks Senior Analyst Matt Waters at 310-544-5218 or email Matt Waters with any questions.

Usage Analysis

Analysis of Usage at Ladera Linda (PDF)

September 19th 2017 City Council Meeting

Council approved extra services proposal from Richard Fisher and Associates to do additional work on the Ladera Linda Park Master Plan including site and building security, sightlines, neighborhood impact, noise, building dimensions etc… A review of traffic studies, an analysis of park usage, and an update of park rental policies are also planned. Council also directed Staff to perform a Phase 1 Environmental Review of the Site.

August 1st 2017 City Council Meeting

The RPV City Council considered the recommended design for Ladera Linda Park on August 1st. The recommended design is the result of extensive Public outreach, particularly from residents living near to Ladera Linda. After extensive discussion and public comment, Council directed staff to expand the consultant's scope of work to consider traffic, parking, usage, security, and to perform additional public outreach.

Access the August 1st PowerPoint: LL Master Plan August 1st PowerPoint (PDF)

Access the August 1st Agenda (listed under Regular Business item 4): August 1st City Council Meeting Agenda

See the Recommended Design: Recommended Ladera Linda Park Design (JPG)

See Staff Report and Attachments: 

Please contact Recreation and Parks Senior Analyst Matt Waters at 310-544-5218 or email Matt Waters with any questions.

April 26th Workshop

Over 60 people attended the April 26 Workshop and offered their opinions and insights. Dozens of emails were submitted after the meetings.

See below to access the two alternative draft park designs and proposed building layout, that were presented at the meeting. If the image is too small please use the zoom-in function. After reviewing all the comments, a recommended design will be presented to the City Council.

Large scale blow-ups of the proposed park designs and building diagram are available at City Hall.

Ladera Linda Park Master Plan Workshop, Wed. April 26th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ladera Linda Parks' multi-purpose room (MPR).

See the April 26th Workshop PowerPoint (PDF). See the workshop agenda (PDF). 60 people shared their thoughts and opinions on design concepts for the park and community center! See the workshop flyer (PDF).

For more information contact Matt Waters via email.

Ladera Linda Master Plan presented to City Council on October 18th:

An update of the Ladera Linda Master Plan was presented to the RPV City Council on October 18, 2016. City Council receive and filed report.

View the Staff Report (PDF).

Background

The 2014 and 2015 Ladera Linda workshops provided general direction to staff and identified particular park elements that were supported by the community (new community center, walking paths, nature center, Sheriff/Ranger drop in office) as well as other elements that were not supported ( pool, gymnasium, dog park.) Below is information about the Ladera Linda Master Plan including the Public Forum held September 22, 2016:

View the September 22, 2016 Ladera Linda Workshop Meeting minutes (PDF).

View the Aerial View of Ladera Linda Park (PDF).

Download the September 22, 2016 Ladera Linda Workshop Power Point Presentation (PDF).

Download the September 22, 2016 Ladera Linda Workshop Agenda (PDF).

Download the flyer (PDF).

View the Ladera Linda usage in 2015 (PDF).

View the Ladera Linda Interested Parties List (PDF).

To view the September 22, 2016 Ladera Linda workshop Video, see bottom of this page.

Infrastructure Report Card 2013

See the City of RPV Infrastructure Report Card 2013. The Ladera Linda Analysis is in the "Public Buildings" Section of the Report, pages 53 to 58 (PDF).

The 2015 Council- approved Parks Master Plan recommended a new community center at Ladera Linda. Public attendees at two Ladera Linda Public Workshops in 2014 and 2015, expressed strong support for a new center.

On September1st, 2015 Council authorized staff to create and distribute a Request for Proposal, to hire a consultant to conduct a park master plan design project. A revised RFP was issued on April 21, 2016.

SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2015 LADERA LINDA PARK MASTER PLAN REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL AUTHORIZATION (PDF)

APRIL 21ST, 2016 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (PDF)

City Staff reviewed the 5 submitted proposals and selected two finalists: Gonzalez Goodale Architects and Richard Fisher Associates (RFA). A panel of staff and a representative from the Ladera Linda Home Owner Association interviewed the finalists. RFA was the unanimous selection.

The City Council approved a professional service agreement to RFA on June 6th, 2016.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH RICHARD FISHER ASSOCIATE (RFA)

JUNE 6, 2016 STAFF REPORT APPROVING RFA PROPOSAL AS LADERA LINDA DESIGN CONSULTANT(PDF)

RICHARD FISHER ASSOCIATES PROPOSAL (PDF)

The project consultant, RFA has begun preliminary work on the Ladera Linda Park Master Plan.

Neighborhood Impact

Staff and RFA have discussed the importance of emphasizing Council's directive that, "less is more," in park projects and to capture the residents' support for a low-key neighborhood sized community-based project.

For more information please contact Matt Waters at 310-544-5218 or email Matt Waters.

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Ladera Linda Park Master Plan Public Workshop September 22nd, 2016