Peralta Hacienda Historical Park

Location: Oakland


Leading a multidisciplinary design team, PGAdesign facilitated community input meetings to prepare a new master plan and construction documents for renovation of Oakland’s historically rich Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, on the site of Luis Maria Peralta’s 1820 land grant from the King of Spain. PGAdesign also worked with park advocates to shepherd a complex project through the public review process.

Responding to ideas from the neighborhood, scholars, teachers, and archaeologists, the design included a community center, sculptures, playing fields, and a custom playground. The plan also provided for reconstruction of a 100-foot section of the adobe wall originally surrounding the rancho. Signage was created to recognize and interpret the history of the site, from the original Native American inhabitants through the Rancho Period, the coming of settlers and development of today’s multicultural community.

Location: Oakland

Project Type: Historic Parks + Recreation

Leading a multidisciplinary design team, PGAdesign facilitated community input meetings to prepare a new master plan and construction documents for renovation of Oakland’s historically rich Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, on the site of Luis Maria Peralta’s 1820 land grant from the King of Spain. PGAdesign also worked with park advocates to shepherd a complex project through the public review process.

Responding to ideas from the neighborhood, scholars, teachers, and archaeologists, the design included a community center, sculptures, playing fields, and a custom playground. The plan also provided for reconstruction of a 100-foot section of the adobe wall originally surrounding the rancho. Signage was created to recognize and interpret the history of the site, from the original Native American inhabitants through the Rancho Period, the coming of settlers and development of today’s multicultural community.

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