El Corazon Community Park Master Plan
The City of Oceanside retained RRM Design Group to prepare a Park Master Plan and a Land Use Concept Plan and for the 465-acre El Corazon property. The Land Use Plan also includes 150 acres of habitat, docent center, educational interpretive exhibits, 19-acre Village Commercial Center (to generate revenue), two visitor hotels, commercial service site, community green waste recycling center, senior center, and cultural and community center. The 160 acres of park facilities include an aquatic center, recreation center, 20 athletic fields, softball complex, little league complex, plaza, bandstand, and nine miles of multi-use trails circling the perimeter and connecting to the central pedestrian corridor running through the middle of the park. RRM facilitated monthly planning sessions with the El Corazon Planning Committee (a 15-member City Council-appointed citizen group) and City staff to cover public outreach, programming, design, funding strategies, and implementation.
“RRM has been a pleasure to work with.”
– Michael Skaggs Lawrence,
City Manager, Oceanside