Great Park Board to Decide Wild Rivers Lease Terms and Location

Great Park Board Meeting – April 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
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Map shows the new proposed Wild Rivers site. To see entire map with zooming capabilities click here.

The Great Park Board is being asked to approve a ground lease with Wild Rivers on a 20-acre site in the Great Park. Wild Rivers and the City have been in negotiations since June 2017 to bring the water park to the Great Park. The proposed site is located southeast of the present intersection of Great Park Boulevard and Skyhawk. This site will require additional studies and review under the City’s zoning code and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Under the proposed lease terms the City is responsible for the construction of adequate parking to serve the water park. Wild Rivers is responsible for the design and construction of the water park. Are the proposed lease terms favorable for the City?

If approved, the City will work with FivePoint to sequence runway demolition, extend Great Park Boulevard to the southeast, and provide backbone infrastructure utilities to support the project. Find the ground lease terms below.

Additional Great Park Development Updates: 

  • USA Water Polo Headquarters, Field House, Parking Structure
    A Planning Commission workshop on these 3 components is scheduled for May 7th. The environmental review is in progress. Cost analysis for development and operations are underway. Will the community be the primary or secondary user of the aquatics building and the field house? What types of uses are planned for the facilities?
  • Public Safety Joint Training Facility
    Facility location was approved on March 24, 2020. Next steps are supplemental funding opportunities, and design and construction drawings.
  • California Fire Museum -Safety Learning Center
    Museum location was approved on March 24, 2020. Capital campaign underway. Design proposal due by end of 2020.
  • Tenant Improvements
    Shade structures and concession upgrades. Both upgrade projects budgeted at $2.1 million each.
  • Ongoing and Potential Future Projects
    Will the Great Park have three water features? Wild Rivers and Whitewater and a surf park?