Former Rodgers Seniors' Center Redevelopment

Address 1706 Orange Avenue
Phone (714) 536-5486
Acreage 2.01

On July 20, 2020, the City Council approved a plan to redevelop the former Michael E. Rodgers Seniors’ Center site. A contract for construction was awarded on December 21, 2021.

Project Timeline:
January 31, 2022: Construction Start Date
March – April 2022: Demolition
March - November 2022: Outreach Building Renovation
April – June 2022: Grading
May – June 2022: Trenchwork and Underground Utilities
June – September 2022: Hardscape
July – September 2022: Landscape
September – November 2022: Furnishings & Finishes
September 2022 – March 2023: Turf Install, Establishment and Maintenance
January - February 2023: Parking Lot Striping, Signs, Etc.
March 2023: Estimated Park Opening

Improvements to the Rodgers Seniors' Center Redevelopment project are quickly progressing! In order to ensure healthy establishment and long term growth of newly installed turf, shrubs, and trees, visitors are asked to please avoid coming onto the property, walking on the grass or disturbing the new landscaping. Construction fencing will remain installed for the full duration of construction.

During the project’s 4-week landscape establishment period, visitors may note daily watering of the newly installed plants and grass. This is necessary to ensure the long term health and survivability of the new plant material. After the four week period is over the watering schedule will return to the Monday-Wednesday-Friday watering schedule in compliance with the ongoing drought watering restrictions.

Project Benefits:
New public park with open green space
Newly created walking paths
Renovated Center for community use
Added picnic and seating areas

Project Contacts:
Public Works Inspection: (714) 272-8419
Public Works General Line: (714) 536-5431
Contractor (Legion) – Eric Borbely: (310) 429-8642
Construction Mgr (Totum) – Danny Kaye: (310) 351-0138

Park Naming:
On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, the Community & Library Services Commission activated the Park Naming and Memorials Committee (PNMC). The PNMC will be responsible for revisiting the naming opportunities created by the upcoming development of the parkland site at 17th Street and Orange Avenue, formerly the Rodgers Seniors’ Center Site. The PNMC will present their recommendation at a future Community & Library Services Commission meeting for consideration and to be forwarded to City Council for approval.

To view the Commission meeting agendas and minutes, please click on the link below.

Upcoming Meeting: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 6:00 pm, Room B7 in Huntington Beach City Hall.

Commission Agendas and Minutes

Current Site

Rodgers Senior Center Photo

Future Site Concept

Rodgers Senior Center Concept Photo


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