Park, Project & Facility Updates

Volunteer Project at El Dorado Hills Community Park - Utility Box Painting:

This spring the El Dorado Hills Girl Scout Troop 32 completed the painting of 13 utility boxes in the EDHCSD Community Park.  These utility boxes were in dire need of a fresh coat of paint since the last time they were painted was in the early 1990’s when they were originally installed.  The El Dorado Hills Community Services District wants to thanks Troop 32 for all their hard work and dedication in helping maintain our parks for all to enjoy.
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Sellwood Field/Bass Lake Park Road Work:

Thunder Mountain Enterprises has worked to repair the access road to Sellwood Field. Work included profile grading for drainage, remix of aggregate and vibratory compaction. The road was topped off with an environmentally friendly Polymer Stabilized Road Surface (PSRS) to limit dust levels when traveling on the road. Save our road, keep it slow! Speed limit remains at 5 MPH.
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New York Creek Trail Project:

The District is hosting a community meeting regarding the New York Creek Trail on Saturday, June 3, 9:30am to 12:00pm, at the District's Teen Center in Community Park (building #1021D).  Meeting topics include background regarding the trail and proposed project, virtual tour of the trail, and facilitated discussion in small groups regarding important aspects of the trial and suggested next steps to determine a proposed project scope.  John Courtney, ASLA, is a trail and open space planner and will lead the meeting.  Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting, and future community meetings will be held.

District staff is gathering information from community members regarding proposed improvements to the New York Creek trail between St. Andrews Drive and the bridge to Jackson Elementary School.  Proposed improvements may include appropriate trail maintenance practices and resource protection measures.  Survey work determining public and private property lines along the New York Creek corridor is complete (map below).  The community will be notified about additional community meetings via email. If you're interested in taking part, please send your email address to jritzman@edhcsd.org.  At this time the project is on hold pending stakeholder meetings, updating the Board of Directors on the results of those meetings, and further direction from the Board.


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Segment of Proposed Project Area Property Survey

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Archery Range Split-Rail Fence Community Partnership Project

The first sections of the split-rail fence have started going up, compliments of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department.  This project, which will continue through late April, is designed to replace the old wire fencing along the boundary of the archery range.  In the coming weeks additional sections of fencing will be built by volunteers from business and community organizations within the El Dorado Hills community.  Many thanks to participants, including the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, El Dorado Hills Bowmen, Blue Shield of California,  El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills, Oak Ridge High School Interact Club, and Eagle Scout candidates Jacob Bassett, Aldo Ramirez, Brenden Groess, Tyler Kramer, Jacob Lay, Ethan Nisbet, and Nathan McCauley. (Pictured below:  members of EDH Fire A Shift, March 1, 2017.)
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Phase 3 North Commercial Capital Improvement Project

The phase 3 north commercial capital improvement project is now 80% complete.  To finish the project, shrubs and trees will soon be planted and bark will be spread.
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Community Park Playground Shade

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, crews replaced the existing shade canopy over the large playground at the Community Park with a new canopy due to the damage it had sustained over the last 15 years. The canopy was replaced in a timely manner with little disruption to normal activities.
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Jeff Mitchell Field Baseball Painted

Park Maintenance staff and contractors have been working tirelessly preparing for the upcoming baseball season which begins in a matter of weeks. Park and field improvements have taken priority as winter will soon turn to spring. Oak Hills Painting out of El Dorado Hills has just completed a painting project that has brought these concrete baseballs back to life just in time for the season to begin. The painting was very tedious due to the amount of detail that the project included but was completed quickly and on schedule.
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