About the El Dorado Hills Community Services District (CSD)
The El Dorado Hills Community Services District was formed on May 21, 1962 by County Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 98-62 and under Government Code §61600 as an independent special district. The CSD serves a large, densely developed suburban population located east of the Sacramento County Line and mostly north of Highway 50. Major access roads/inhabited corridors include Highway 50, El Dorado Hills Boulevard, Silva Valley Parkway, Green Valley Road, Francisco Drive, Salmon Falls Road, Bass Lake Road and Latrobe Road. The EDHCSD boundary encompasses approximately 28 square miles (14,400 acres) and the District serves the most populated community in the county.
The CSD owns and manages over 294 acres of land including 138 acres of parks and 127 acres of open space. Fifteen of our parks remain undeveloped, while work on new parks continues. We have a full time staff of 26 park and recreation professionals and support staff, in addition to over 150 part time and seasonal employees. Our annual budget is over $8 million.
Mission Vision and Core Values
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Sphere of Influence
The area within our current Community Services District and sphere of influence is about 31,108 acres, or approximately 48,606 square miles. Our sphere of influence includes areas that may be considered for annexation to the District, or may be amended from time to time by the El Dorado County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO.)
The physical characteristics of the CSD offer tremendous opportunities for recreation. Much of El Dorado Hills consists of gently rolling to steep terrain, and because flat ground is rare and there are few opportunities for traditional parklands with large turf areas.
Two major north-south trending ridgelines form two long valleys that drain to New York Creek (the American River Watershed) as it flows north to Folsom Lake. From approximately Harvard Way, the two valleys drain south to the Cosumnes River Watershed. Residential development has occurred throughout the area on all but the steepest hillsides, which remain as open space and contribute to the rural character of the community.
Did You Know?
EDH CSD was awarded the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence for 2013 and 2014 by the Special District Leadership Foundation.