Jack Green Area


Jack Green Nature Observation Area rehabilitation efforts continued throughout 2019. In late 2019 HB Tree Society volunteers completed a major invasive plant removal effort and applied several truck loads of mulch to discourage the return of invasive plants and weeds. We are presently improving the seven planting vignettes that the City installed a number of years ago by removing overgrowth and planting plants that support pollinators. The Jack Green section of HB Central Park is unique in that it is surrounded by water on three sides, making it a perfect location to observe many different bird species and other types of wildlife.

2018 Beautification

Before: The City of Huntington Beach cleared the northeastern portion of Huntington Central Park’s deteriorating Jack Green Nature Observation area, and partnered with the HB Tree Society on replanting.

After: Thanks to City Councilman Erik Peterson, City Attorney Michael E. Gates, City Manager Fred Wilson and tree-rific volunteers working together, improvements were completed by fall 2018! Additional tree trimming and planting is planned for future phases. – Photos compliments of Steve Engel, with more available at www.facebook.com/pg/HBCentralPark

The late Jack Green (1926-2005), was mayor of Huntington Beach in 1969 and an early, forward-looking champion of the city’s Central Park and Central Library. As one of the pioneers of the open-space movement in Huntington Beach, Green worked with government officials and hundreds of private landowners to create the large park in north-central Huntington Beach.

Located within the Pacific Flyway migration route, the Jack Green area will be ideal as a bird watching and picnicking haven. An estimated 310 species of birds frequent the park during spring and fall migrations, including many rare species.