California Nursery Master Plan

Location: Fremont


For the city of Fremont, PGAdesign led a design and planning team to prepare a master plan for a new 20+ acre park on the site of the historic California Nursery, the state’s premiere nursery before its closure in 1968. In 1842, Jose de Jesus Vallejo received this site as part of a larger land grant. In 1884, John Rock moved his California Nursery to the site. For 50 years, the nursery was owned and operated by the Roedings, a well-known agricultural family.

PGAdesign led three public workshops and a multifaceted planning process to design an interpretive park that highlights the park’s rare collection of trees, respects the historic circulation system, and rehabilitates six historic structures. To help the site become economically self-sustaining, the team designed the park so it could host events both in historic locations, such as the boxed tree forest or the president’s house, and in new buildings such as the classroom.

Location: Fremont

Project Type: Historic Parks + Recreation

For the city of Fremont, PGAdesign led a design and planning team to prepare a master plan for a new 20+ acre park on the site of the historic California Nursery, the state’s premiere nursery before its closure in 1968. In 1842, Jose de Jesus Vallejo received this site as part of a larger land grant. In 1884, John Rock moved his California Nursery to the site. For 50 years, the nursery was owned and operated by the Roedings, a well-known agricultural family.

PGAdesign led three public workshops and a multifaceted planning process to design an interpretive park that highlights the park’s rare collection of trees, respects the historic circulation system, and rehabilitates six historic structures. To help the site become economically self-sustaining, the team designed the park so it could host events both in historic locations, such as the boxed tree forest or the president’s house, and in new buildings such as the classroom.

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