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Officials to Kick-Off Sunset Ridge Park Project

Plans for the 13.7 acre oceanfront park in West Newport will include soccer fields, a baseball diamond, pedestrian paths, butterfly garden and more.

Sunset Ridge Park Project plans (Image courtesy city of Newport Beach)
Sunset Ridge Park Project plans (Image courtesy city of Newport Beach)
Newport Beach officials will mark the start of construction on Sunset Ridge Park on Tuesday afternoon during a short ceremony, city officials announced.

Construction on the 13.7-acre Sunset Ridge Park in West Newport will begin in January 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in early 2015, city spokeswoman Tara Finnigan said in a released statement.

Located at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Superior Avenue, Sunset Ridge Park is estimated to cost about $5.5. million to be built. The park will include a baseball diamond, two soccer fields, a butterfly garden, a children’s playground, pedestrian paths and more.

The construction of Sunset Ridge Park was previously tied up in a three-year court battle. The Banning Ranch Conservancy alleged Sunset Ridge Park was linked to the proposed, private development of the adjacent property and that the city’s environmental impact report was flawed. But in March the California Supreme Court denied a petition to hear the conservancy's appeal to challenge the project's environmental impact report.

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