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South Davis Park Master Plan

City Council adopts the Master Plan for South Davis Park!


City Council Public Hearing
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

After a presentation, public comment and discussion at the Public Hearing, City Council unanimously adopted the Master Plan Amendment for South Davis Neighborhood Park.

Board of Community Services Meeting
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

At the Board of Community Services meeting there was a presentation of the proposed South Davis Park Master Plan, a discussion by the Board and an opportunity for the community to share input on the plan. The BOCS unanimously recommended the Proposed Master Plan to Council.

See the proposed Park Master Plan above, which was refined with community feedback from the final survey and a Park Input Day with students at Luther Burbank Elementary.

South Davis Park Master Plan: Community Meeting #4
Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Thank you for taking the South Davis Park Survey. The survey period is now closed.

Thank you for joining us in-person at South Davis Neighborhood Park for our fourth and final community meeting as we update the Park’s Master Plan. During the meeting, survey results from Community Meeting #3 were shared, followed by a presentation of the draft Master Plan. The draft Master Plan was created based on public input received during Community Meeting #3 and your survey responses. After the presentation, there was an opportunity for questions, answers and public input. Spanish interpretation was provided. 

A survey was available in English and Spanish from September 12 through October 5 and received 39 responses. Input from Meeting #4 and the online survey will inform the final refinements to the Master Plan before it is presented to the Board of Community Services for recommendation to City Council. 

South Davis Park Master Plan: Community Meeting #3 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Thank you for taking the South Davis Park Survey. The survey period is now closed. 

During the third community meeting, the survey results from Community Meetings #1 and #2 were shared and discussed. Three park concept plans were presented based on public input received from the prior two meetings and surveys. The concepts were designed to be diverse and demonstrate a variety of distinct possibilities to encourage a robust conversation to solicit feedback for and against the elements of the plans to refine the community vision for South Davis Park. Spanish interpretation was provided.

South Davis Park Master Plan: Community Meeting #2 
Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Thank you for taking the South Davis Park Survey. The survey period is now closed. 

An in-person community meeting was held at South Davis Park, 712 South Davis Street. The City of Santa Rosa Parks held an in-person community meeting to discuss the creation of a new master plan for South Davis Neighborhood Park. During the meeting, we reviewed the park master plan process and, through community input, will develop a community vision for the park.

South Davis Park Master Plan: Community Meeting #1 
Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

During this first in a series of public meetings, we reviewed the master plan process and discussed the future of South Davis Neighborhood Park. This was the community’s first opportunity to share the types of amenities and activities you would like to see in the park. We enjoyed hearing your feedback and questions during the meeting, and thank you for participating in the online survey, that was available on this webpage, where you provided your input following the meeting.
South Davis Neighborhood Park is a 1.34-acre property in southwest Santa Rosa.

Master Planning & Development Schedule

South Davis Park Master Plan Schedule    
Community Meeting #1 (virtual) Site Analysis, Park History & Polling March 24, 2022
Community Meeting #2 (in-person) Site Analysis & Park History April 9, 2022
Community Meeting #3 (virtual) Survey Results & Draft Concept Plans June 15, 2022
Community Meeting #4 (in-person) Survey Results & Final Concept Plan September 10, 2022
Master Plan Approval Board of Community Services  December 14, 2022
Master Plan Approval City Council February 28, 2023
Design Development 30%, 60%, 90%, and 100% plans Fall 2022 - Winter 2023
Bidding & Construction TBD Winter - Fall 2023
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Project Background

South Davis Neighborhood Park is a 1.34-acre property located at 712 South Davis Street in Southwest Santa Rosa. The park was acquired prior to 1964 as part of the Caltrans right-of-way construction for Highway 101. To the East, the park is bordered by a 20+ foot solid corrugated metal fence, which separates the park from Highway 101 and was repaired by Caltrans in summer of 2022. To the West, the park is bordered by South Davis Street and a long-established residential neighborhood with narrow streets. To the North, the park is bordered by Highway 12, and to the South is South Dutton Avenue. The park shape is unique - very narrow and linear - and is bisected by the end of Earle Street and the entry/exit for the Highway 101 pedestrian-only over crossing. 

The park has gone through a variety of changes and updates over the years, including installation of the fencing along Highway 101 in 1977, as part of the construction for the pedestrian overpass. In 1988, the South end of the park was updated – sidewalks, curbs and gutters were installed, as well as plantings and irrigation. In 2001, playground equipment was installed.

The playground offers play areas for children ages 2-5 years and 5-12 years and a separate swing area. The remainder of the park contains mature landscaping, numerous Redwood trees, irrigated lawn, picnic tables, benches, drinking fountain, temporary trash receptacles, half-court basketball, and wooden bollards along South Davis Street. The Park Master Plan was completed in 2003. 

The current play areas for children age 2-5 years and age 5-12 years are in need of replacement and potentially relocation to bring the playground area into compliance with current California Playground Safety regulations and building codes related to equal access. Additionally, associated pathways need to be updated to current accessibility standards. 

The master planning process took 12 months to complete. The design and construction process should take approximately 10-12 months to complete.

Questions & More Information

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


South Davis Neighborhood Park Master Plan (2003)