Buffer Park

Project Information

A new park is being planned for a 2.35 acre property located on the north side of Exposition Boulevard between Stewart Street and Dorchester Avenue. The park site is located adjacent to the future Expo Maintenance Facility that is currently under construction.  

Following confirmation from the Council in support of the community’s preferred use of the buffer site as a park, Mia Lehrer & Associates was selected and the design process has been underway. Three community workshops were held in December 2012, March 2013 and May 2013 leading to the proposed schematic design which is based upon the community’s preferences for the park. The design responds to the linear shape of the site by emphasizing continuity while exploring the idea of small garden “rooms” for patrons to experience specific landscape and program elements focused on play, picnicking, contemplation, gathering, exercise and gardening.  

City Council approved the park design in April 2014. Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2015, with project completion estimated by fall 2016.

For more information and to submit suggestions for the name of the park, visit www.bufferparkproject.org.

Know Before You Go

This project is not currently under construction.

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Other Resources

April 22, 2014 City Council Staff Report

November 21, 2013, Recreation and Parks Commission Buffer Park Staff Report and Powerpoint Presentation

May 11, 2013 Buffer Park Design Meeting Announcement and Workshop Boards/Plan

March 6, 2013 Buffer Park Design Meeting Announcement, PowerPoint Presentation and Workshop Boards/Photos

December 18, 2012 Buffer Park Design Meeting Announcement and PowerPoint Presentation

November 27, 2012 Tri-Party Real Estate Exchange City Council Staff Report

September 11, 2012 Buffer Park Professional Services City Council Staff Report

January 24, 2012 Buffer Zone Update City Council Staff Report        

November 29, 2011 Buffer Zone Meeting Announcement,  Agenda/April Summary/Comment Card and Meeting Summary

April 28, 2011 Buffer Zone Meeting Announcement, Agenda/Comment Card, Draft Meeting Summary and Wallgraphic Notes

November 23, 2010 City Council Staff Report and Powerpoint Presentation

November 24, 2009 City Council Staff Report and Powerpoint Presentation


Project Contacts

City Project Manager: Jean Bellman (310) 458-2205

Landscape Architect: Mia Lehrer and Associates

200 Santa Monica Pier, Suite J, Santa Monica, CA 90401