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Do you know what is acceptable to put on your parkway?

Post Date:10/03/2018 12:41 PM

Starting June 1, 2019, the City will be enforcing its guidelines on parkway landscaping. Here's what you should know and ways to stay in compliance and keep fellow residents safe.

The parkway is the space between the curb and the sidewalk or the area between the curb and property line if there is no sidewalk. This space is owned by the City, but maintained by the property owner and must follow certain guidelines. 

Permitted landscaping for your parkway include:

  • rocks
  • shrubs under 24 inches
  • palm trees (as long as you sign a liability/maintenance waiver)
  • planter boxes
  • California-friendly plants. 

What is not permitted?

  • cactus
  • fruit trees
  • pea gravel
  • bark
  • ficus or cypress trees
  • any other non-acceptable, damaging trees that are listed on

photo of cactus

Remember, landscape improvements to parkways require a permit and comply with the guidelines above and in outlined in the Municipal Code 12.20.010. Permit fees are usually $85, but has the option of being waived until June 1, 2019. 

If you aren't in compliance with the current code or have any questions about appropriate parkway landscaping, download the dos and don'ts flyer here or call (714) 562-3655 for more information.




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