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Highland Park Master Plan & Renovation

Improvements for Highland Park.

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This project will be bid for construction this spring with construction anticipated to begin by summer.

What is this Project About?

Meetings, Documents & Downloads

Date Details Documents
Nov 13, 2014 Drawing portion of Submittal Package for LUCC

Existing Conditions


Aug 7, 2014

Public meeting to review the play area renovation scope.  This work includes renovating the existing circular play area, and building a new play area along Silver Avenue.

Final Master Plan Conceptual Rendering
May 10, 2011 Public meeting to present conceptual plan Master Plan Conceptual Rendering
Feb. 6, 2011

Public meeting to:

  • inform neighbors and stakeholders about planning process
  • solicit input about potential changes and improvements
  • distribution of surveys through the Huning Highland and EDo Associations

Proposed Phasing

The project can be phased to allow funding and construction in smaller increments.  The five proposed phases are:

  • Phase 1 - New Children’s Play Area
  • Phase 2 - Ridge (hill top), Access Walks, Furnishings, Irrigation Improvements
  • Phase 3 - Improvements – Access Road, Renovate Retaining Walls, Plantings
  • Phase 4 - Renovation of Existing Play Area
  • Phase 5 - Terrace Plaza Area


After meeting with Parks & Recreation staff and representatives of the Huning Highland Historic District Neighborhood Association to assess the park’s needs and the neighborhood’s specific requests for improvements, a Master Plan process was initiated.  Councilor Benton funded the planning process with District 3 set-aside funds.

May 30, 2014: City Council included $400,000 in the 2013 GO Bond program for design and construction of the first two phases of the renovation.

December 10, 2015: Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission (LUCC) approves the plan after the Parks and Recreation Department made minor revisions to the Master Plan with the State Historic Preservation Office and the LUCC, to ensure the design kept with guidelines and requirements for historic preservation.