Park Projects

Below you will find current park projects for Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks. Please click on the corresponding tab to view project details.
  1. Roseland Creek Community Park
  2. Kawana Springs Community Park
  3. A Place to Play Park
  4. Coffey Neighborhood Park
  5. Pedestrian Bridges
ROSELAND CREEK COMMUNITY PARK
Plan for the Future: Master Plan

Update: 11/19/19

Updated Master Plan
The proposed Master Plan for Roseland Creek Community Park has been updated to support the findings of the environmental analysis (see IS/Proposed MND below) and for clarification as follows:

  • Slight modification to bicycle/pedestrian trail, significantly reducing the number of trees impacted. After many hours of study and consideration, the arborist and survey team are recommending the trail be slightly relocated. This will reduce the number of trees that need to be trimmed from 270 to 89, and the number of trees to be removed from 18 to four (4).
  • The environmental analysis shows no existing wetlands nor vernal pools on site, and thus the existing wetlands have been removed from the plan.
  • Clarification of fitness stations along the trail limited to the most southern portion of the park.
  • The word "outdoor" was added to the outdoor classroom for clarification.
To view the updated plan, please use this link: Roseland Creek Community Park - Proposed Master Plan

Update: 11/18/19

Environmental Initial Study: Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration
Review Period: November 19, 2019 to December 18, 2019
In accordance with guidelines of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department has prepared this notice to inform agencies and interested parties that it is releasing an Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/Proposed MND) for the City’s Roseland Creek Community Park Project.

Project Description and Location:
The project proposes to develop a community park on the approximately 19.49-acre site consisting of four City-owned parcels located at 1027 McMinn Avenue, and 1360, 1370 and 1400 Burbank Avenue. Roseland Creek flows from northeast to southwest through the lower portion of the site. The proposed park would include a nature center, an outdoor classroom/community garden, picnic areas, a shade structure, a multi-use turf area, a nature-themed play area, sports court, parking areas, and a network of universally accessible trails including two footbridges across Roseland Creek.

Review IS/Proposed MND:

  • The IS/Proposed MND is available for public review online by using this link: IS/Proposed MND
  • The IS/Proposed MND is also available at the following two locations:
    1) City of Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks Department, 55 Stony Point Road and
    2) Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder Office, 585 Fiscal Drive, Room 103

Providing Comments:
Agencies and interested parties may provide written comments on the IS/Proposed MND for the project. Comments may be directed to the attention of:

Jen Santos, Deputy Director of Parks

City of Santa Rosa, Parks Division
55 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

After the review period closes, the Santa Rosa City Council will consider a recommendation to adopt the IS/Proposed MND for the project during a regularly scheduled public meeting, tentatively scheduled for January 2020. Please check back to this web page to confirm the date and time of the City Council meeting and for all project related updates.

Update:  11/6/19

Posting of the Environmental Initial Study and Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration has been delayed until on or after Thursday, November 14, 2019. Please check back to this website for posting/availability of the IS/Proposed MND and dates for the 30-day review period.

Update:  11/1/19

Environmental Initial Study: Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration
30-Day Review Period: 
TBD (tentatively mid-November to mid-December 2019)*

In accordance with guidelines of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of Santa Rosa Parks Division is preparing to provide notice to inform agencies and interested parties that it is releasing an Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/Proposed MND) for the City’s Roseland Creek Community Park Project.

Update: 8/6/19

The City is continuing to consult with the U.S. and California Departments of Fish and Wildlife on the final determination of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) declaration (draft environmental initial study). This process is expected to be finalized within the next 30-45 days. The release of the Initial Study for public review will follow and the public will then have 30 days to review the documents and provide comments. Once the public review process is complete, the City and its environmental consultant will finalize the Initial Study and prepare the Mitigated Negative Declaration for City Council adoption.The Master Plan and the Mitigated Negative Declaration will then be placed on the agenda as a public hearing before the Santa Rosa City Council. Please check back to this web page for continued scheduling and project updates.

Update: 4/4/19

Environmental review of the Master Plan for Roseland Creek Community Park has been delayed. At the recommendation of the City’s environmental consultant, Federal and State jurisdictional agencies will provide formal review of the draft environmental Initial Study prior to public release of the study. This process takes roughly 45 days, including a 30-day review period for the jurisdictional agencies. The release of the Initial Study for public review will follow and is anticipated to occur in the first week of June 2019, barring any unforeseen issues. The public will then have 30 days to review the documents and provide comments. Once the public review process is complete, the City and its environmental consultant will finalize the Initial Study and prepare the Mitigated Negative Declaration for City Council adoption. This step in the process is estimated to take two to three weeks to complete. The Master Plan and the Mitigated Negative Declaration will then be placed on the agenda of the Santa Rosa City Council. The estimated timeline for Council review and adoption of the Master Plan and Mitigated Negative Declaration is August/September 2019, barring any unforeseen issues. 

Please check back here for the opportunity to review and provide comments on the Initial Study, and for posting of the future City Council meeting date.

The Master Plan for Roseland Creek Community Park received recommended approval from the Board of Community Services on March 28, 2018 and was reviewed by the  Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District Advisory Committee for compliance with current conservation easements.

To view the Master Plan, please use this link: Roseland Creek Community Park Master Plan.

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

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