Peralta Hacienda Historical Park

Location: Oakland

Size: 6 acres


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

Responding to ideas from neighbors, scholars, teachers, and archaeologists, the design included a community center, sculptures, playing fields, and a bespoke playground. The plan also provided for reconstruction of a 100-foot section of the adobe wall surrounding the original rancho. Signage was created to recognize and interpret the history of the site across various eras, recognizing the people who lived there: the original Native American inhabitants, the Spanish of the Rancho period, the American settlers, and the development of today’s multicultural community.

Location: Oakland

Project Type: Historic Parks + Recreation

Size: 6 acres

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

Responding to ideas from neighbors, scholars, teachers, and archaeologists, the design included a community center, sculptures, playing fields, and a bespoke playground. The plan also provided for reconstruction of a 100-foot section of the adobe wall surrounding the original rancho. Signage was created to recognize and interpret the history of the site across various eras, recognizing the people who lived there: the original Native American inhabitants, the Spanish of the Rancho period, the American settlers, and the development of today’s multicultural community.

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