Malibu Legacy Park, Malibu, CA
Malibu Legacy Park
The Malibu Legacy Park Project is the centerpiece of the City's $50 million commitment to improving ocean water quality and improving public health. A multi-benefit project for the environment and the community, Legacy Park addresses critical issues, including bacteria reduction in stormwater treatment, restoration / development of riparian habitats, and the development of an open space area for passive recreation and environmental education.
Legacy Park is located in the Civic Center area of Malibu, directly adjacent to significant natural resources, a location which is a point of interest to various regulatory agencies, environmental groups and the citizens because of the unique opportunity to simultaneously improve water quality, restore native riparian habitat, and preserve open space.
Created with funding from the City, grants, and $2.5 million in private contributions from the Malibu community, the $35 million project transformed 15 acres in the heart of Malibu into a central park that is one of the most ambitious and innovative stormwater and urban runoff projects in California. This state-of-the-art project is an environmental cleaning machine capable of capturing up to 2.6 million gallons per day of stormwater and urban runoff for treatment and disinfection. The clean stormwater is then reused for irrigation of the park.
The creation of Legacy Park also restored and developed important native coastal habitats, while creating open space for passive recreation and environmental education. It offers a living learning center, informational kiosks, an outdoor classroom, a cultural interpretive center, and numerous other features to provide information and education about flora and fauna along the Southern California coast.
The City celebrated the grand opening of Legacy Park on October 2, 2010.