Laguna Hills Community Center
Laguna Hills, California
City of Laguna Hills
CPRS Award of Excellence
APWA Project of the Year
Laguna Hills is a city with a grand vision of what a community should be. Parks are an important element in the quality of life the city’s residents demand.
The community center park is the focus of cultural and recreational activities for all of Laguna Hills. Originally envisioned as a sports park, the master plan evolved through numerous public and council reviews into more of a grand central park. The park has wide walkways, verdant groves of ginkgo trees, and large picnic areas. There are sports fields and other activity areas as well as many unique features not found anywhere else in the Saddleback Valley.
David Volz Design was instrumental in bringing the park from a typical sports complex to a much more interesting place — a center for diverse recreational activity. Working with concerned citizens and council proved to be challenging, but at the same time created an energized forum for new and innovative ideas allowing the park design to respond to the diverse interests of this new city.
“A fossilized whale skeleton provides climbing fun and digging in the sand will uncover ancient dinosaur bones.”
One of the exciting amenities of the park is the themed play area. Here, the children can use their imagination and pretend they are participating in an exciting archaeological dig. A fossilized whale skeleton provides climbing fun and digging in the sand will uncover ancient dinosaur bones.
Other amenities include a skate park and hockey rink.