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Leo Carrillo Ranch Project Wins Award

The Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park Stable Rehabilitation Project was recently selected by the California Preservation Foundation to receive a 2019 Preservation Design Award in the Rehabilitation category. The California Preservation Awards showcase the best in historic preservation, recognizing achievements in architecture, history, design and engineering. The Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park Stable Rehabilitation Project is considered to be an excellent example of these qualities and the foundation was thrilled to recognize the city’s work and dedication to historic preservation. 

At a Glance 

  • The improvements were part of the Leo Carrillo Ranch Master Plan and were prioritized based on community input gathered during the 2015 “prioritization and cost estimate” phase.
  • Improvements included stable restoration to provide a new space for exhibits, special events, and education programs, as well as a new public restroom facility where a chicken coop once stood.
  • Watch a video about the project. 

More Information 
The stable restoration included installation of new concrete flooring; repair and restoration of existing clay tile flooring; repair and restoration of interior and exterior walls, windows and doors; repair of worn wood features of the bunkhouse and animal pens; restoration of the porches on the north and south side of the stable; installation of interior lighting and security system; drainage improvements; and replacement of the 40 year old wood shingle roof.  

The stable areas will now be used for public and private events and include interpretive displays. Additionally, a representative portion of the historic corrals, bull pen post and plank fencing previously located between the stable and chicken coop was reconstructed. Drought tolerant landscaping and new irrigation in selected areas around the stable was installed as needed for storm water management. 

The second part of the project was the construction of a new public restroom facility equipped with plumbing, outdoor sinks and work area to support recreational programs, and a janitorial storage area. The restrooms are located in the area south of the stables where a chicken coop once stood. The structure was designed to replicate the original facade of the chicken coop, incorporating horizontal wood cladding. All work on the project complied with the Secretary of the Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, Standards for Reconstruction. 

The construction contract for this project was roughly $2 million. This project was funded with Public Facility Fee Funds and Park-in-Lieu Fee Funds. This project represents two elements of 20 total elements identified in the City Council-approved Leo Carrillo Ranch Park Master Plan, Phase 3. The city contracted with Tovey-Schultz Construction, Inc., for project construction. 

Even More Information
Parks & Recreation Administration, 760-434-2826, parksandrec@carlsbadca.gov.

August 1, 2019