Fairview Park Wetlands & Riparian Habitat Project

FairviewFairview Park is an open space park located at 2501 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa and offers the amenities of picnic tables, walking areas and bike trails. Many events such as model plane flying and train rides are held throughout the year and are often hosted by organizations such as the Costa Mesa Historical Society, Harbor Soaring Society, Orange County Model Engineers and ReLeaf Costa Mesa.

The Fairview Park Wetlands and Riparian Habitat Project will begin with the restoration of approximately 17-acres of riparian habitat. This is the first phase of the larger project that includes riparian streams, water quality filtration ponds, native habitat and walking trails. The project will also develop a water delivery system that will treat urban run-off from the Greenville-Banning Channel and supply water to the parks riparian habitat. Once complete, visitors will offered the enjoyment of new trails, observance locations and nature boards to help enjoy habitat in its natural state.

Riparian Habitat

The City of Costa Mesa is pleased to partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Orange County Flood Control District and the Orange County Board of Supervisors in the construction of this project. Once complete, the City will provide continued maintenance of the restored habitat. The construction is scheduled to begin in late October 2008. Project areas will be closed during construction but the major trail system will remain open.

Map of Construction Area

For questions, please feel free to contact Robert Staples, Fairview Park Plan Administrator in the Department of Public Services at (714) 754-5303.