Chris Carr Park Conceptual Redesign Community Meeting
On Wednesday, May 17, the City and representatives from the landscape architect firm, David Volz Design Landscape Architects, held the first of a series of community meetings to collect input on a conceptual redesign plan for Chris Carr Park. The 11-acre park, located on the corner of Springdale Street and Heil Avenue, is approximately 50 years old and is the next park on the park inventory list to come up for potential redesign projects.
Approximately 50 residents attended and provided feedback about how they would like to see the park redesigned. Some of the suggestions made include adding an exercise course, expanding the lake, and planting more trees; however, many who contributed input already enjoy the park as a passive park for leisurely outdoor pleasure. An online survey is available and will be active until Thursday, June 1.
Hope View Park Playground Improvements
Please join us Wednesday, May 24, at 12:35 p.m. to celebrate the new playground at Hope View Park. While there will not be a formal program, we will be handing out popsicles to celebrate the occasion with Hope View Elementary School students as they are released from school for the day. We hope to see you there!
Glen Mar Frontage Road Improvements
Construction is underway in the Glen Mar neighborhood. The project includes frontage road beautification along the perimeter of the Glen Mar tract, Bushard Street south of Yorktown Avenue, and Magnolia Street north of Adams Avenue. The scope of work includes removal, repair, replacement of the frontage fence, street tree removal and replacement, asphalt removal, landscaping, and more! The project is expected to be completed in August 2023.
Stop the Bleed Program
On Monday, May 15, the Huntington Beach Fire Department trained teachers and staff at Edison High School in the Stop the Bleed Program. The program teaches participants how to stop bleeding and treat injuries from catastrophic events. Over 100 Stop the Bleed kits were donated to Edison High School through the Huntington Beach Fire Outreach Foundation.
Home Fire Sprinkler Week
Fire is fast, but sprinklers are faster. Sunday, May 14, through Saturday, May 20, the Huntington Beach Fire Department is promoting Home Fire Sprinkler Week. Fires in the home pose one of the biggest threats to people in the City and home fire sprinklers can save lives and property by responding quickly and effectively to extinguish a fire. Did you know that a home fire can become deadly in as little as two minutes? Protect your family, your pets, and your home by installing a home fire sprinkler system.
National Law Enforcement Memorial
Earlier this week, Huntington Beach Police Department personnel traveled to Washington, D.C. for the National Law Enforcement Memorial to honor officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Officer Nicholas Vella was honored this year and his name was added to the Memorial.
Between 1,200 and 1,300 riders participated in the Police Unity Tour Ride, which starts in New Jersey and ends at the Memorial in Washington, D.C. They rode over 200 miles in four days. As they rode to the Memorial, they made several stops where people expressed their appreciation for what officers do and thanked them for their service. It can be a humbling experience to see many people holding signs and expressing their appreciation to police officers.
New Fire Engine at Lake Station
On Sunday, May 14, Huntington Beach Fire Department put a new fire engine into service at Lake station as Huntington Engine 45. The new fire engine will replace a 21 year old engine from 2002 which has 124,000 road miles and a total of 250,000 miles on the engine when including the pump hours.
Public Works Open House – May 23
The City invites you to the Public Works Open House to celebrate National Public Works Week, on Tuesday, May 23 at 5:00 p.m. The event will take place as part of the Surf City Nights Event, hosted by the Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District. The Open House will be downtown on Walnut and Main Street. Enjoy a very special evening with free family fun, equipment displays, booths, giveaways, and exhibits.
“National Public Works Week” is celebrated annually to recognize the contributions, services, and hard work that public works provide for the community. This year’s theme, “Connecting the World,” highlights how public works connect communities through infrastructure and service, to improve the safety, health, and livelihood of our City.