Monthly Archives November 2015

Meeting Minutes – Nov 12th, 2015

Passive Park Example

Irby Park Meeting Minutes/Notes
Thursday, November 12th, 2015
730p – 830p

Purpose: To discuss Irby Park history & potential while getting community feedback on courses of action.

Attendees: ~20 Local Residents including host Bill Kettler, Steve Engel of the Secret Garden, & Jean Nagy of the Urban Forest.

Bill Kettler gave a Powerpoint presentation covering Irby Park History, Current Status, & Potential Future.  Details included the Community Garden initial approval and ultimate dis-approval, improvements at Bartlett Park in HB, and a demonstration of several before/after photos showing how a passive park improvement might look.

Some residents voiced existing flood concerns & if they affect feasibility...

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Irby Park Improvement Meeting – Nov 12th, 7:30p

Irby Park

Our fellow Irby Park neighbor, Bill Kettler, has organized a meeting to discuss Irby Park improvement among residents to eventually present our desired improvements to the City. ¬†Meeting details…

When: Thursday, November 12th, 7:30p – 8:30p
Where: Murdy Community Center
Who: All Irby Park Residents Are Encouraged to Attend
Why: To Improve the Undeveloped Portion of Irby Park

We’d love to have a great neighborhood turnout so please plan on attending and we look forward to meeting everyone interested in improving our neighborhood park soon!

Aaron Soto

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HB Urban Forest Visit

HB Urban Forest

On Saturday, Nov 7th, 2015, my wife, baby, and I visited the HB Urban Forest at the invitation of HB Tree Society President Jean Nagy to view their passive park and get ideas on how that could help us improve Irby Park.

The Urban Forest itself is a great space adjacent to Central Park West atop Edwards Hill with amazing views to the north showcasing our incredible Southern California mountain ranges. The day was very clear and we could see the Hollywood Sign towards the left of our view and Mt. Baldy towards the right. Many other area landmarks were also visible making for a fun time spotting things I never knew were visible from Huntington Beach.

The park itself contains a wide variety of trees, plants, and bushes all planted within the last fourteen years making for an impressive bloom o...

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Like Our New Facebook Page

Facebook users can now stay up-to-date with our Irby Park Improvement efforts by liking our new Facebook Page:


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