Parks and Recreation

Tequesquite Park, Riverside, CA

IDLA and Webb have teamed to provide design services for the construction of a new park on a 43‐acre site located within the City of Riverside. With a completion date of 2010, the park will provide active and passive recreational opportunities.

City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Department wanted to develop 40 acres of unimproved park land in the Tequesquite Arroyo adjacent to the Santa Ana River. The programmed amenities include two lighted baseball fields, age grouped play, water play, open space and naturalized areas, walking path, group picnic facilities a 300 car parking lot and trail heads to the Santa Ana River Trail and the Mount Rubidoux trails. IDLA serves as the lead consultant. The project is currently in the Environmental Impact Statement phase of development.

Thousand Palms Park Rehabilitation and Expansion, Thousand Palms, CA

With the assistance of the IDLA Team, the Riverside County EDA rehabilitated and expanded an existing park operated by the Coachella Valley Park and Recreation District.

Adjacent to the Thousand Palms Community Center, library and a junior high school, the park features:

  • Fabric shade structures to cover age group play areas
  • Half court basketball
  • Lighting
  • Drinking fountains
  • Bleachers and turf viewing area for baseball and
  • Picnic facilities with gazebo style shade structures
  • Safety fencing adjacent to Little League ball fields

To keep costs low and take advantage of a recycling opportunity, one of the structures was an existing shelter that was relocated and refinished.

Wildwood Detention Basin, Yucaipa, CA

Wildwood Park is 72 acres of centuries?old oak groves, rolling hills, streams and trails. IDLA, in conjunction with Webb and Associates, is currently providing design services for the combined flood control/recreation project, which includes the creation of trail heads and connections throughout the project. The multi-purpose trail system is being designed to benefit both hikers and equestrian users. Native California plantings for aesthetics and erosion control are used to fit in to the natural environment.

Parking Lot Improvements at Four City Parks, Riverside, CA

Parking lots in Carlson Park, Shamel Park and Reid Park were upgraded to add extra spaces, as well as enhanced lighting and landscaping. Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, a large natural park, had its Central Avenue dirt parking area upgraded to
include paved access and parking, and a new theme kiosk with landscaping and an entry monument. This project was designed as four separate projects with one set of specifications for a single construction project. Project design was completed in September 2004, including lighting, landscaping and irrigation.

Big League Dreams, Riverside County, CA

The Economic Development Agency of Riverside County is expanding the existing Jurupa Big League Dreams sports complex to convert underutilized
soccer fields into tournament competition baseball fields.

The expansion consists of the addition of two (2) additional Baseball fields, site amenities, grading operations at new fields, irrigation renovations, fencing, sports field lighting, and concrete flatwork.

Fairmount Park Improvements, Riverside, CA

IDLA is currently working with the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Department in order to provide improvements to this popular and historic park.

IDLA is assisting the City with development of a new road connecting existing parking lots throughout the historic core of Fairmount Park. The road will give access to the re‐created Boat House/Community Center located on the shore of Lake Evans.

Other park improvements include a sea wall, a pedestrian friendly seating area with historical architectural and lighting elements, lakeside viewing area, development of an amphitheater adjacent to the exiting historic band shell and a grand stair way to provide access the park from
the adjacent neighborhood and to connect a previously unimproved portion of the park. All material and lighting are designed to fit into the historic character of the park.

Citrus State Historic Park – The Knolls, Riverside, CA

Already a landmark destination, Citrus State Historic Park revisits the bygone are era of the City of Riverside around the turn of the century. Over 2.6 million dollars worth of improvements to date have helped re‐create many elements of the citrus boom and made them available to the public. From the whimsical main entry area, with its “Big Orange” Fruit Stand, to the 1920’s progressive era architecture this local icon remains
unique. Additional phases are proposed to complete the overall vision, with IDLA, Inc. enthusiastically working on the Phase II “Knolls” portion of the project.

Currently 10 acres are devoted to bringing the past to light. Included is a 3,000‐SF activity center, interpretive center with outdoor amphitheater, restrooms, several gazebos, and a large group picnic area with surrounding turf. Trails traverse the park and provide vistas and overlooks that recreate the look of the Citrus industry at the turn of the century.

Pat Merritt Dog Park, Riverside, CA

To spur economic development, Riverside County Economic Development Agency constructed a 3‐acre dog park, rehabilitated the streetscape along Limonite Avenue, and provided trail lighting. Using low maintenance/low water landscaping, IDLA provided landscape architecture services to create a new community image and provide a gathering place for the local residents. IDLA overcame a limited construction budget, and created a popular dog park for this region of the City.

Pinewood Park Rehabilitation, Perris, CA

Pinewood Park, a neighborhood park located adjacent to the Mead Valley Fire Department, is currently being rehabilitated by the Economic Development Agency of Riverside County. The existing property had contained minimal planting and was difficult to maintain in order to be a usable site for the local residents and the fire fighters assigned to this department. The park’s new features include a shade structure to cover a picnic area, a decomposed granite path with a dry streambed, park benches, monument signage, and lighting.

Frisbie Park, Rialto, CA

IDLA was hired by the City of Rialto to design Monument Signage, a new picnic shelter to replace an existing one in the park, The scope covered all aspects of the project from design through Plans, Specifications, and Estimates. IDLA prepared five separate preliminary concept designs for the City to select from.

Arlington Mini Park, Riverside, CA

IDLA provided design services to this local park in the Arlington neighborhood of Riverside. Located at the intersection of Magnolia and Van Buren Avenues, this park tells the story of historical Arlington through the use of monumentation.

The Arlington Business Partnership hired IDLA to design a pocket park on a remnant parcel that was created by the Van Buren widening project. The Arlington Business Partnership wanted to capture the feeling of the historic community of Arlington in the design of the park. In addition to the citrus theme and turn of the century design, future elements include a rose arbor and an historic mural that depicts the look of this important intersection at Van Buren and Magnolia, which is the heart of the historic community of Arlington.