Harbor Gateway Regional Park


Newport Beach has been home to many professional athletes but it has produced very few. The Open Water Plan takes the first step in rectifying that situation with Harbor Gateway Regional Park. Besides providing much-needed open space on the overcrowded peninsula, it will give the future Lindsay Davenports and Dennis Rodmans a place to hone their skills.

Modeled after the other great parks of the world such as The Great Park at El Toro, The Really Big Park at Geneva, The Seriously Cool Park at Beijing, The Balboa Park at San Diego, The Golden Gate Park at San Fransisco, and The Central Park at New York, it will have great expanses of active and passive recreational areas as well as cultural facilities.

Active recreational facilities will include baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields for adult and youth league play, a Frisbee® golf course, horseshoe pits, walking and jogging trails, playgrounds and tot lots, a public swimming pool and a lawn bowling club.

Passive recreational facilities will include picnic areas with shelters and grills, a nature preserve and rose garden, firepits, concession stands, a concert shell and a community center.

Also planned is a bikeway connecting the entire length of the peninsula.