Dutch Flohr Neighborhood Park
Master Plan Project Schedule
The design update work for Dutch Flohr Neighborhood Park has been finished and the construction drawings are being finalized. The process is underway to secure the necessary permits as well as preparations to select a contractor. We anticipate construction may begin this year, weather and project timing permitting, otherwise, it could be necessary to push construction to April of 2024. Once started, construction is expected to take 6-months, with completion by the fall of 2024 at the latest.
Please check back to this webpage for more updates as they become available.
The Dutch Flohr Neighborhood Park Master Plan project is on schedule to begin construction in spring 2023.
City staff received 60% construction drawings from the consultant on April 26 and they have been reviewed and comments provided back to incorporate into the plans. We are expecting 90% construction drawings and specifications to be completed in November 2022. Final plan approval and project bidding is anticipated early 2023.
Please check back for future updates.
During the January 25, 2022 City Council meeting, Council voted 6-0 to adopt the Dutch Flohr Neighborhood Park Master Plan Amendment that includes ADA compatible paths, picnic areas, children's play areas for ages 2-5 years and 5-12 years, a game area with tables for chess and table tennis and a corn hole game, adult fitness stations, multi-use turf area and more. Construction is on this park is anticipated to begin in spring 2023.
The City of Santa Rosa Parks Department is pleased to announce that a Master Plan Amendment for Dutch Flohr Neighborhood Park will be presented to Council on January 25, 2022 at or after 5:00pm for a Public Hearing and approval. Community members, including students, parents, and educators from Biella Elementary worked diligently over the past ten months to create this amended Park Master Plan.
If you are unable to attend and have a comment or question, please contact:
Tim Bernard - Park Planner Assistant
Dutch Flohr Neighborhood Park Master Plan Update will be presented to Board of Community Services (BOCS) on October 27, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. for their recommendation to submit to council for approval. The public is encouraged to participate in this virtual meeting.
The community survey data will be analyzed to further refine the Master Plan using the data collected. A final draft Master Plan will be posted on this webpage when completed.
On August 19, 2021 the City hosted the third in a series of three virtual community meetings to share and discuss a refined Master Plan concept option for Dutch Flohr Neighborhood Park. Watch the replay and take the survey below to give us your opinions and comments about the master plan concept option. Survey open through September 9, 2021.
On May 27, 2021 the City hosted the second in a series of three virtual community meetings to share and discuss initial master plan concept options for Dutch Flohr Neighborhood Park. The third meeting in the series will be held in late summer. The Master Plan survey closed on June 28, 2021. The data collected will be used to further refine the Master Plan.
On February 18, 2021 the City hosted the first in a series of three virtual community meetings to share and discuss options and ideas for replacing the two park playgrounds and fitness equipment as part of a master planning process.
Neighborhood Meeting 1: 2/18/21 View Presentation Slides
Dutch Flohr Neighborhood Park is 2.38-acre property located 1160 Exeter Drive in Northwest Santa Rosa, immediately adjacent to Albert F. Biella Elementary School. Amenities include adult fitness area, picnic areas, lawn with established ornamental trees, trash cans, drinking fountain, paths, and two play areas for ages 2-5 & 5-12.
The current play areas for preschoolers (age 2-5 years) and school age children (age 5-12 years) have equipment presumed to be from 1989 when the park was dedicated to the City. The two play areas are located approximately 280’ from one another and are in need of replacement and relocation. Additionally, associated pathways, benches and fitness equipment need to be updated to current standards.
In February 2021, the City held the first virtual public meeting to introduce the master plan process to the community and collect initial feedback. The second virtual public meeting was held on May 27, 2021 to refine the master plan concepts and gain additional public feedback. On August 19, 2021 the City hosted the third in a series of three virtual community meetings to share and discuss a refined Master Plan concept option for Dutch Flohr Neighborhood Park.
The master planning process is expected to take between 6 and 9 months to complete. The construction process will begin following the approved Master Plan and take approximately 10-12 months to complete.
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.