Santiago Gashouse at Santiago Park

Project Description:

Santiago park gashouse projectThe project area is on the west end of the park and on the south side Santiago Creek. This area dubbed "The Gas House Area" has been undeveloped for many years. The approved project will remove a portion of Valencia Street and turn a formerly empty dirt area into one that will become alive with park users. Improvements will include accessible concrete walkways around the park that will provide a walking loop and connect a series of new amenities: multi-level playground, group picnic areas, amphitheater, site furnishings, site lighting new riparian landscaping, renovated restrooms, and a restoration of the historic gas house.

Years ago, the community suggested improvements in this area and provided a sketch of their ideas; regular meetings were held with the Santiago Park Neighborhood Association to help and develop the concept plan. The plan and estimates were submitted to the California Coastal Conservancy for grant funding. The PRCSA was successful in obtaining a $1 million dollar grant for the park development and provided additional funding from Park Development fees and Capital Outlay Funds.

The project will include:

  • Outdoor natural Amphitheater
  • Gashouse Renovation including kitchenette
  • Picnic facilities/tables
  • ADA accessible concrete walkways
  • Decompose Granite Jogging trail
  • Security Lighting
  • Irrigation and Landscaping
  • Park Restroom Renovation
  • Playground equipment

Construction Period:

Summer 2021 – Spring 2023


  • State Coast Conservancy Grant
  • Acquisition & Development Funds
  • Cell Tower Revenues

Total Project Cost:

Project Cost: $3.5 million

Concept plan

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