Jack Green Area

Jack Green Area, 2021

Located within the Pacific Flyway migration route, the Jack Green area is 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.

Before: In 2017, 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.