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Jurupa Community Services District

The Desi House Park and Event Center

Eastvale California

The Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) acquired the Desi House and it’s 2.5-acre surrounding site with the intent of further restoring the Spanish Style home and developing the surrounding site for use by the Eastvale community. The Desi House site provided a unique opportunity to tie the structure and it’s use to the adjacent Santa Ana River trail being developed by JCSD.

ADG provided program development, community outreach and a final master plan, along with construction documents and project oversight for the historic 4,400 SF Desi House and surrounding 2.5-acre park space. Originally de-signed by Desi Arnaz (“I Love Lucy”), to reflect his childhood home in Santiago, Cuba, the home was constructed in Corona in 1960 and later moved to its current site over-looking the Santa Ana River in Eastvale California.

After research and site analysis, ADG designed and implemented a community charrette process to assist JCSD in gaining consensus for the best “program uses” which would minimize neighborhood conflicts, while providing the highest use opportunities of the site for the Eastvale community. ADG then developed site design alternatives for presentation to District and the community, which were then refined into a preferred master plan for the property.