Roseville Pocket Parks
Project Type: Master Planning
Client: City of Roseville
The Roseville Parks and Recreation Master Plan, adopted in 2010, supports a strong commitment to look for park properties that meet the changing needs of its residents. Roseville purchased two properties to support that goal; one on Cleveland Avenue in southwest Roseville that was recently named Midland Gardens Park, and one on Marion Street in east Roseville that is now known as Unity Park. These two parks are well-suited to serve their surrounding neighborhoods.
Based on the commitment of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department to conduct community engagement for projects of this type, LHB worked with city staff to conduct a series of community meetings. Fun events like Popsicles in the Park and a bouncy house were held to invite children to add their voices to the process as well as to encourage engagement with diverse communities. Focused on their input, LHB developed master plans for both parks that included a variety of unique features for residents of all ages such as nature play, native gardens, and plenty of comfort amenities.