Park Projects

FIRE DAMAGED PARKS

Coffey Neighborhood Park

PARK DESIGN: 3rd Neighborhood Meeting - January 26, 2-4 p.m.
Present Draft Master Plan & Collect Input
The third neighborhood meeting on rebuilding Coffey Neighborhood Park is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, 2-4pm at Finley Community Center, Person Senior Wing Rm 5 (2060 W. College Ave.). The park design team will present the draft master plan, which was created based on input collected at the first two neighborhood meetings and submitted online. Residents and property owners of the Coffey Park neighborhood will be asked to provide input on the draft master plan. If you are unable to attend the meeting, the draft master plan will also be made available for review and input at this web page (SRCity.org/Coffey-Project) following the meeting. The deadline to provide input is February 7, 2019. The draft master plan is then scheduled to be presented to the Board of Community Services on February 27, 2019. Check this web page (SRCity.org/Coffey-Project) for scheduling and other project updates.

REMOVAL OF DEBRIS & HAZARDOUS TREES
Scheduled for January 7, 2019, Nelson Construction will begin installing erosion control protective measures. Next, trees determined to be hazardous will be removed, as well as all above ground damaged items such as play equipment, picnic tables, outdoor grills, and other equipment over a period of about three weeks. During this phase, the turf will not be removed, only above ground items. Below ground debris removal will be delayed until just before the installation of new park amenities to protect the site from erosion.


PARK DESIGN: 2nd NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING & SURVEY #2
The second neighborhood meeting on rebuilding Coffey Neighborhood Park was held December 15, 2018. The park design team provided an overview of neighborhood input from Survey #1 and presented preliminary schematic ideas for the redesign of the park. Further neighborhood input was collected for use in crafting the draft master plan and an overview of the master planning process and timelines were presented. The workshop packet with the design ideas presented at the meeting is available via the link below, as is a link to provide online input by completing Survey #2. Residents and property owners who were unable to attend the meeting are encouraged to review the workshop packet and complete Survey #2 by January 7, 2019.*

To download and complete a hard copy of the survey, please click here*
Return by Jan. 7, 2019 to:
Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks
55 Stony Point Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

*Complete ONE survey per resident or property owner and submit by Jan. 7, 2019. For questions or more information, please contact Kristi Buffo, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, at kbuffo@srcity.org or (707) 543-3276.
FALL 2018 UPDATE
Plans to rebuild Coffey Neighborhood Park are moving forward with several key items of progress occurring in October 2018, including:
 - Staff with the Recreation & Parks Department learned that FEMA has obligated funding for all park projects within the City’s fire damaged parks, including Coffey Neighborhood Park. 
 - The design firm Carlile Macy was selected by the City’s design review committee to draft the new park design based on neighborhood input and the City Council approved the contract. 
 - Crews with the Transportation and Public Works Department began the process towards infrastructure recovery at the park by installing a temporary protective fence around the park perimeter. This was done in preparation for debris removal to begin. 

PARK DESIGN: 1st NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING & SURVEY #1
The first neighborhood meeting on the rebuilding of Coffey Neighborhood Park was held August 4, 2018, at which time information about the rebuilding of the park, including testing, debris removal, construction, and funding was provided. A video recording of the meeting and some supporting documents are available below for your reference. Participants of the August 4th meeting also completed Survey #1 to provide their input on the design and rebuilding of the park, and a link to complete the survey online was also provided.  
8/4/18 VIDEO

 Francis Nielsen Park & Parker Hill Open Space - Pedestrian Bridges

FEMA has obligated the funds to repair three pedestrian bridges damaged in the 2017 wildfires and work is underway. The Transportation and Public Works (TPW) Department is managing the repair/replacement of the bridges. For details, visit the TPW Project Website. 

A Place to Play Park: Proposed Master Plan Amendments

The City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department is working with the Water Department to amend the A Place to Play Park Master Plan to include the following four changes:

1. Addition of a new emergency well and water system to be located near the southwest corner of the park. The proposed emergency groundwater well will offer a viable option in the event of an emergency or disconnection to the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) Aqueduct. The water provided by the well would provide a temporary clean water source to Santa Rosa Water customers, such as hospitals, schools, nursing facilities, homes and businesses.
2. Addition of an existing water pump station that is currently located in the northwest area of the park. This water pump was installed in the park in 2007 and the change to the master plan reflects this alteration.
3. Addition of picnic areas to be located near existing and future playgrounds.
4. Addition of three hydration stations and/or drinking fountains (locations to be determined).
5. Addition of a basketball court near the future planned playground.

Community input was received electronically in 2017 on the proposed master plan amendments and concluded in May 2017, followed by  recommended approval for the plan from the Board of Community Services.

The proposed A Place to Play Master Plan Amendment is available for public viewing. Click here to view the document.
OR you may pick up a copy at Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department, 55 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa.

For questions or more information, please contact Kristi Buffo, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, at kbuffo@srcity.org or (707) 543-3276.

Roseland Creek Community Park: Plan for the Future

The City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department invites your input to help plan for development of Roseland Creek Community Park.

PUBLIC INPUT PROCESS:

Community Meeting #1 -- COMPLETED
Attendees reviewed the draft plan, asked questions and provided input on the design.
      Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10-11:30am
      Roseland Village Community Center
      779 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa (next to Dollar Tree)

Online Input Forum #1 -- COMPLETED
The draft plan was available online for public viewing and input.
      September 18 - September 29, 2017

Community Meeting #2* -- COMPLETED
The updated plan will be presented for attendees to provide feedback at a second community meeting on:
      Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 3-4:30pm
      Roseland Village Community Center
      779 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa (next to Dollar Tree)

*The second meeting originally scheduled for October 2017 was canceled due to the Sonoma County fires.

Online Input Forum #2 -- COMPLETED
The updated draft plan is available online for public viewing and input:
      December 4 - December 17, 2017

Board of Community Services -- COMPLETED
The draft plan will be presented to the Board of Community Services for review and recommended approval. The meeting is open to the public and public comment will be heard. Click here to view the Concept Plan presented at the February 28th BOCS Meeting.
      February 28, 2018 at 4pm
      Finley Community Center, Cypress Room
      2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa

Board of Community Services #2 -- COMPLETED
City staff will review any updates made to the draft plan as a result of community and board member input received during the February 28, 2018 meeting, and will present the draft concept plan to the Board of Community Services for recommended approval to the City Council. To view the updated concept plan, please click here.
      March 28, 2018 at 4pm
      Finley Community Center, Cypress Room
      2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa

 Recommended Approval -- COMPLETED
Community meetings on the draft concept plan for Roseland Creek Community Park concluded with recommended approval from the Board of Community Services (BOCS) on March 28, 2018. Members of the BOCS directed two potential modifications to the plan, which are reflected on the updated draft concept plan below. 

 ROSELAND CREEK COMMUNITY PARK MASTER PLAN

Click here to view the Roseland Creek Community Park Master Plan, which received recommended approval from the Board of Community Services on March 28, 2018. The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District's (SCAPOSD) Advisory Committee reviewed the plan on April 26, 2018. SCAPOSD staff will review the plan for compliance with current conservation easements. The City is preparing final environmental review and the final master plan for approval at City Council, late summer to fall 2018. Please check back here for updates.

For questions or more information, please contact Kristi Buffo, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, at kbuffo@srcity.org or (707) 543-3276.

Kawana Springs Community Park: Plan for the Future

The City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department is working with GSM Landscape Architecture, Inc. and David J. Powers & Associates to develop a Master Plan for Kawana Springs Community Park.This is a continuation of the community park planning process that began in the summer of 2015. The Master Plan will provide a long-range vision to guide development of this 19.2-acre park located in southeast Santa Rosa at Kawana Terrace and Meda Avenue. David J. Powers has been providing ongoing environmental analysis of the park area and GSM is working on the draft design plan. Residents are encouraged to participate in the planning process to help determine the future of the park!

A series of community meetings were held during the spring and summer of 2017 and concluded with recommended approval from the Board of Community Services on August 23, 2017. The plan goes before City Council for final approval in six to eight months. Please check back here for future posting of the City Council meeting date.

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For questions or more information, please contact Kristi Buffo, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, at kbuffo@srcity.org or (707) 543-3276.