Moiola park is a new park that opened in early 2023 in Fountain Valley, the former site of Moiola Elementary School. The 1.1 acre public park features a picnic and seating area, an open grass field, a rustic wood-themed playground and a monument sign at the entrance.
The park was made possible through an agreement with a residential developer who plans to build 74 single-family lots on the former Fred Moiola Elementary School site. In addition to paying for the development of the park the developer will also paid a 10-year maintenance fee of $176,000 for the park.
Address: 9790 Finch Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (Finch and Redwood St)
1.1 acre park
Picnic and seating area
Open grass field
Rustic wood-themed playground
Monument sign at entrance
There are no restrooms or water at the park
Moiola Park Residences “The Currents”
The area surrounding the park also includes a newly developed residential neighborhood named The Currents. Also built on the Moiola Elementary School site, The Currents features 74 single-family lots with homes ranging from 4 bedrooms/3 baths at 2,696 square feet to 5 bedroom/4.5 baths at 3,375 square feet.
Former Elementary School Site
The Fred Moiola School was dedicated in 1971 and closed on June 30, 2012. The 12.9-acre school property included 40,073 square feet of permanent building space, with five buildings connected by overhanging eaves as well as three separate temporary classrooms. There were four classroom buildings, one administrative building, and three restroom and custodial pods.
The classroom buildings were made up of six classrooms surrounding a 1,674 square foot triangular multipurpose room, with two classrooms on each side of the triangle. There were three pentagonal pods used for restrooms and custodial storage, sited between classroom buildings.
The buildings were standalone, connected by overhanging eaves supported by plain post columns with a sandblast cast concrete surround. The overhanging eaves by each pentagonal pod created a small octagonal courtyard with inverted sides between the classroom buildings. The administrative building, four classroom buildings, and three pods surrounded a central pentagonal shaped courtyard and amphitheater area, with the pentagonal shape emphasized by overhanging extended eaves.
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