South Gate Park


LOCATION

South Gate, California

CLIENT

City of South Gate

YEAR COMPLETE

2012

AWARDS

This venerable public green space is the largest park in the community at nearly 100 acres. Over the past four years, the David Volz Design team worked with the city leaders to creatively design and implement an updated vision for this park.
This grand space now features a redesigned sports center campus. The new facilities include a welcoming entry plaza, a beautiful new band shelter for concerts in the park and a shaded outdoor café space. In addition, two new volleyball courts with synthetic turf surfaces add to the wide variety of sports facilities the park has to offer.

A grand park promenade, 16 feet wide, made of multi-colored block pavers weaves through the stately mature tree stands inviting leisurely strolls across the park grounds. For many of the community exercising enthusiasts, there is now a jogging and exercise trail made with decomposed granite that wraps around the park’s perimeter. One special feature is the aromatic historic rose garden. It was redesigned and upgraded into a feature garden with a shade trellis and pleasant seating spaces that complement the park’s community center building. All the historic rose bushes were rescued and reused in this new and well-organized layout.

Phase four of a planned five phase construction sequence to update this park is now complete. The upgrades and enhancements have turned this much used recreation space into a safer, easier to maintain community defining park for all the citizens of South Gate. If you have an opportunity to visit this newly renovated center piece of the community, don’t miss the park-wide art pieces, the serene quiet spaces, the huge family picnic grounds and the many recreation venues of this wonderful facility.

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