News Alert: Needles, CA: Needles City Council will Tuesday discuss and possibly vote on on First Beach Park design.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: Needles City Clerk Dale Jones (Information and Agenda Packet):

Needles, California: Members of the Needles City Council will be discussing and possibly voting on First Beach Park design during their regular meeting being held at 6:00 p.m. PT on Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located at 1111 Bailey Avenue near J Street.

First Beach is located along the Colorado River off Marina Drive near Manny Morris Park and River Edge Golf Course in Needles, California.

According to documents from the City of Needles, On April 27, 2021 the Needles City Council gave direction to commence a design to develop a park at First Beach. City Staff has worked with TKE Engineering to develop a preliminary design.

As pictured above, the design includes:

  • 12,650 SF Grassy Knoll
  • Restroom building
  • Parking lot expansion (24 Spaces + 2 ADA)
  • Concrete and decomposed granite walkways
  • Shaded picnic tables with umbrella
  • Bench seating
  • Ramp to First Beach
  • Stairs to First beach
  • Covered play area
  • Solar pathway lighting along the trail, parking and grass area
  • Educational Stones along path and in the grassy area

As for the fiscal impact, the City of Needles said in the documents that the project is estimated to cost $1.8 Million. City Staff has been working directly with the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) to apply for the funding for the First Beach Design through the Clean California Local Grant Program.

The recommended action to members of the Needles City Council is to provide direction to staff.

*** Agenda Packet for Agenda Item #19 (Unless otherwise noted, all downloadable agenda packets that are posted here are in a PDF file format so please make sure to have a PDF file reader or viewer): ***

cc-19-012522-First Beach Park Design

The public may attend the meeting but masks are encourage and designated seating will be available.

The public can also attend via Microsoft Teams and May submit any comments in writing prior to noon (12:00 p.m. PT) on the day of the meeting by emailing:

The public can join the live Microsoft Teams meeting by please logging into the City of Needles website at: to access the agenda and click the link.

If asked, enter the following: Meeting ID: 894 034 814# OR listen in and participate by calling Teams: 1-323-488-2227 – Meeting ID: 894 034 814# The meetings are being recorded.

*** The regular meeting of the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority will be broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook: ***

For more information, please contact Dale Jones, City Clerk at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113.


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