FEATURED PROJECT: HILLCREST PARK
October 25, 2019
A Historical Masterpiece Once Again With Some Modern Touches
When the City of Fullerton, California, initiated a multi-million dollar, phased renovation of its 35-acre Hillcrest Park, it was guided by a central goal: “acknowledge Hillcrest Park as a significant community asset and reclaim its rightful place as the city’s premier park.”
Renovations throughout Hillcrest Park ensures that it can continue its tradition of hosting community wide events and activities as well as encouraging more city wide programs. Part of Studio MLA’s design intent was to create a connection system with a lot of access points to encourage visitors to explore the whole park.
Ashbery area lights fit naturally into the lawn space, echoing the park’s historical references. The lights are placed throughout the lawn, fountain area and walkways to provide necessary light to extend the park’s evening events. Neoliviano benches were selected for their simple lines and warm wood style. The benches complement the landscaping, stone work and lighting. Emerson bike racks are throughout the park to offer visitors a place to secure their bikes.
All of the Landscape Forms elements help create a sense of place at Hillcrest Park. Visitors can now enjoy a nice day or evening in the park with their family, friends and loved ones.