The council unanimously awarded the contract to LH Engineering Company, Inc.
The park will be the centerpiece of a $50 million-plus commitment to clean water. It will transform 15 acres in the middle of the city into a central park that planners say will capture, clean, and disinfect more than 2 million gallons of stormwater and urban-runoff a day.
"The City of Malibu is excited to get this vital clean-water project under way so that children and adults can soon enjoy the health and recreational benefits of additional open space and a clean ocean," said Malibu Mayor Andy Stern.
The council's move should provide for a September groundbreaking, with construction scheduled to be completed by October 2010.
City News Service contributed to this story.