“From Coves to Marketplaces” –
The Uniquely Anaheim Walking Workshop (Cancelled)

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
0.4 CEUs

Sponsored by

Registration Fees:

By January 31, 2016
CPRS Member - $30
Nonmember - $36
Student - $20

After January 31, 2016
CPRS Members - $36
Nonmember - $43
Student - $30

Pre-registration required due to maximum of 45 registrants

Lunch is on your own at Anaheim’s Packing House. Tour departs and returns to the Long Beach Hyatt Hotel and includes transportation to Anaheim coves, Packing House/Farmers Park and returns to the Long Beach Hyatt Hotel.

Before After

Session Description:

Step It Up! and get active in a Walking Workshop while learning how Anaheim’s awarding winning and innovative facilities contribute to a healthy environment and community. Discover the groundbreaking partnerships that made it happen -- re-thinking and reusing unanticipated resources for community recreation. The workshop highlights include a 1.5 mile walking tour along the “permeable paved” Anaheim Coves trail. Learn about the site program and development challenges of this mixed-use recreation/water recharge facility along the Santa Ana River, while experiencing the trail first-hand. Discover how Anaheim forged a successful partnership with the Water District to allow public access around their protected water resource. Preview the future northerly extension of the Anaheim Coves and learn how landscape performance metrics will be used to measure water conservation success.  Explore how carbon offsetting strategies, water management and landscape planting strategies for carbon sequestration will be implemented.

Next, purchase lunch at the historic, re-imagined Anaheim Packing House and gather in the new Farmer’s Park, designed by internationally-recognized landscape architect Ken Smith, to further learn about the development and operation challenges of the Packing House and Farmer's Park.  The former citrus packing house is a two-level food hall, entertainment and community gathering space with a building-length dining porch looking out to the outdoor marketplace, Farmers' Park.  The Park offers a vibrant community gathering place for events such as the Sunday Farmers Market and many others.  Accessible path available for mobility devices; wear good walking shoes and bring rain gear if needed; please bring money for lunch.

Session Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain challenging process and key strategies involved in successfully forging a partnership between parks and recreation and the water district to provide public recreational opportunities at a working water recharge facility
  • Summarize lessons learned and perspectives implemented in the Phase II development of the extended trail system
  • Discuss expanded interpretive goals of water conservation, native plant establishment and carbon sequestration, and metrics to evaluate landscape performance and the overall project carbon footprint
  • Explain reuse of a historic building and design of park to become a unique gathering/event space that celebrates healthy eating and agriculture

Contact Intensive Coordinator/Trainer Steve Lang, 714-871-3638, stevel@migcom.com


Pamela Galera, Principal Project Planner, City of Anaheim
Steve Lang, Principal, Landscape Architect, MIG, Inc.
Oscar Johnson, Senior Project Manager, MIG, Inc.