Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park

Update - 2.24.22

New Playground Reopens at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park!

On a chilly Wednesday morning on Feb. 23, 2022,  Mayor Rogers and Vice Mayor Alvarez officially opened the new Net Climber Tower play structures for children ages 5-12 years at Colgan Creek Park in southeast Santa Rosa.
Community input directed the design and amenities selected which includes a climbing structure with two slides, a major climbing net with arched structures to keep kids in motion, and a group spinner, as well as the highly requested traditional swings. Additional features include sensory elements to the shaded tower structure, sound tubes, and an accessibility standards access ramp.  
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Update - 1.20.22

Play Equipment Installation Update

After several weather delays, construction has resumed on the play equipment installation at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park with crews pouring the concrete footings. Barring any further delays we anticipate the work will be complete and the play area will be ready for children to enjoy in approximately 4 weeks. Check back here for any updates.

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Update - 11.23.21

Replacement Play Equipment Installation

On Wednesday, December 8, 2021 construction is expected to begin with the installation of fencing around the project area to replace the damaged play equipment with the installation of a new play structure for children 5 to 12 years of age. Removal of the existing play structure is expected to begin Dec. 13. Total construction time is expected to take three to four weeks to complete. Due to weather delays, reopening of the Park is expected to occur in by the end of January.

Please return to this website for updates.


Update - 3.15.2021

The City of Santa Rosa Parks would like to thank the community for their participation in selecting a replacement playground for 5-12 year old’s at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park, located at 2036 Bedford St. 

City staff hosted a virtual community meeting on December 17, 2020 to share and discuss options for replacing damaged play equipment that can no longer be repaired at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park. Following the meeting an online survey was posted to the City website where the community had the opportunity to share their ideas and comments on the proposed playground design options.

The Net Plex playground design received the highest number of positive responses. The feedback received from the surveys allowed us to make modifications to the original proposed design such as adding sensory elements to the tower structure, sound tubes, and an accessibility standards access ramp. Traditional swings were the choice of most that took the survey. 

The City has been working with a local playground manufacturer who has produced a final playground design rendering which is posted to this web page. Next, the City will purchase the playground equipment, remove the damaged play structure, engineer and install the new play structure. This process will take approximately 6- 9 months to complete.

To submit a question or comment regarding this project, please contact [email protected] or call 707-543-3770. For more information and updates visit;

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Play Equipment Design Review Virtual Community Meeting
On December 17, 2020, City of Santa Rosa Parks staff held a virtual community meeting to share and discuss options for replacing damaged play equipment that can no longer be repaired. If you were unable to participate in the live virtual meeting, you may view the meeting replay on this page. Thank you for providing your feedback on the two new play structure design options. The survey is now closed. Watch for additional information coming to this page soon.

Watch the Virtual Meeting Replay

New Play Structure Options

Colgan Creek Park Play Equipment Options

Net Plex Option - Net Plex climbing structure with Alpine Slide and a Crab Trap net play structure to keep kids in motion. Also included is a Topsy Turny Spinner and traditional swings.

Hedra Option - The unique geometric configuration and continuous circuits, create a hive of evolving play that encourages exploration. Includes the Global Motion Sphere, Oodle swing and Gyro Spinner.


Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park is 2.47-acre property located 2036 Bedford Street in southeast Santa Rosa, bordering Kawana Springs Creek. Amenities include a half court basketball, picnic area, lawns, bike racks, trash cans, drinking fountain, paths, and two play areas (2-5 & 5-12)

The play area for 5-12 year old children was damaged several years ago. The manufacturer no longer supplies replacement parts for this play structure. The city is working with a local recreational supply company to develop a plan to replace this damaged structure.


Construction is expected to take approximately three to four weeks to complete. Check back here for updates.

For questions or more information, please contact Tim Bernard, Park Planner Assistant, at [email protected] or call the Parks main line at 707-543-3770.