Channel Islands Harbor

Islands at the Harbor: Celebrating Local Heritage

The project focuses on enhancing public landside amenities at the premier boating destination of Channel Islands Harbor, a 310-acre recreational boating facility boasting 2,300 slips. Elements of the project include improvements to the open space system, public walkways, signage, lighting, and drainage for water quality.

A revitalized open space system features a waterfront promenade and a series of themed parks, each with distinct functions and themes. The waterfront promenade, a landscaped linear active space, serves as a focal point for public and visitor activities along the water's edge.

Along the waterfront promenade, a series of parks are created, each themed after different islands, in a framework called "Islands at the Harbor." This approach capitalizes on the Harbor's unique connection with Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary, as well as Indigenous People's heritage. It creates a cohesive open space system with an integrated design vocabulary, expressing the Harbor's sense of place and providing a unique identity for the Harbor and its businesses.


Service Provided
Master Planning, Landscape Architecture

APA California Central Coast Merit Award


Oxnard, California


Concept and Schematic Design


126 acres


Parks and Open Space