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Ishihara Park (formerly 'Buffer Park')

Project Information

A new City park is being constructed on 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.

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 as designer for the project. Three community workshops were held in December 2012, March 2013 and May 2013 leading to the final 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.

 

Know Before You Go

This project is not currently under construction.

Other Resources

February 10, 2015 - City Council Staff Report

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

Ishihara Park Project Website

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Project Contacts

City Project Manager: Chris Dishlip (310) 458-2205

City Construction Manager: Sebastian Felbeck (310) 458-2205

Landscape Architect: Mia Lehrer & Associates

Contractor: USS Cal Builders

Project Status: Complete

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