Huntington Beach

“Shipley to Shore” studied by council

POPPIES at the Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach’s Central Park (SNC photo).

The most interesting item on Monday’s agenda of the Huntington Beach City Council meeting could be the meeting before the meeting.

While the regular meeting starts at 6 p.m., a study session at 4 p.m. will center on a report on the proposed “Shipley to Shore” trail linking the city’s Central Park to the planned Orange County’s Harriett Wieder Regional Park.

Shipley Nature Center is located in the Central Park on the west side of Goldenwest Street and contains many natural settings and a path that can be walked in about 20 minutes. Opened in 1974 and named after former Huntington Beach mayor Donald Shipley, the center seeks to recreate the ecology of California before the area was developed into homes, streets and businesses. It’s open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturdays.

The planned Harriett Wieder Park (also named after a former Huntington Beach mayor, who later became a county supervisor) is a 106-acre regional recreation area to be located facing on Seapoint Avenue. When completed and linked to the Central Park, the park could allow people to walk or bike all the way to Bolsa Chica State Beach.

Phase 1A of the park – four acres – is now open from 7 a.m. to sunset.

The council meets in its chambers at 2000 Main St. (at Yorktown Avenue).




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