Camarillo, California – The Camarillo Public Library property is being enhanced with new landscaping and hardscape to improve drainage and provide a more functional outdoor public space.
In January 2019, the Camarillo Public Works Department, Capital Projects Division, initiated construction of the Library Landscape Improvements project (LB-13-01). Many distressed trees have been removed from the library grounds, and will be replaced and enhanced with approximately 60 new trees throughout the Camarillo Library property. Among the new trees are nine new oak trees that will be planted behind the library and adjacent to the large grassy lawn. Near this same area behind the library, a water feature that is no longer functional will be replaced with a patio area and benches to create a more functional outdoor space for the community to enjoy.
The distressed trees have already been removed from the site and are currently being replaced with new trees. Construction of this project has been delayed by recent rain events and is expected to be completed later this Spring.
The City will also be enhancing the main entrance to the library later this year. The planter area surrounding the fountain will be replanted. The four trees that were originally planted around the fountain were unable to grow and have since been removed. In an effort to better utilize this courtyard space, the existing tree guards and grates will be removed, and replaced with new grates so the area will function as an accessible courtyard. The enhancements to the fountain and tree grates in the main courtyard will take place after the completion of the Library Landscape Improvements project.