Park, Project & Facility Updates

Asphalt and ADA Renovations Project

In coordination with the 2018 Energy Project, the EDH Community Park Asphalt and ADA Renovations Project is scheduled to begin. The entire asphalt project, inclusive of walkway replacement, ADA parking improvements, asphalt repair, resealing and restriping, is anticipated to take approximately six (6) weeks, concluding just prior to the Grand Opening on June 19, 2019. This past week, the contractor removed an extensive portion of the concrete identified for replacement on the north side of the Pavilion. Additional walkway removal is planned for the portion that runs alongside the barked lot this week. Removal of this entire area is necessary prior to the contractor scheduling the concrete pour, which is planned for early next week.  Other asphalt related work scheduled for Tuesday through Friday includes removal of the crushed rock and re-paving of the trenched areas, along with paving the old planter areas where large sections of the ground were exposed after the removal of the curbing and planters.

Removal of the plants from the median islands located in the parking lot area between the Pavilion and Teen Center is also planned. Drought-tolerant/zero-scape landscaping is planned to be installed in these areas to support our efforts in the way of sustainability as well as being low-maintenance. A potential volunteer project may be on the horizon to assist in completing these improvements.

Construction Notice for Promontory Community Park:

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, construction of the new shade structures located at the Promontory Bocce Ball Courts will begin. There will be minimal interruption to programs and events that are occurring at the park during construction. Stay tuned for more project updates and photos.

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Tree Replacement at Deputy Jeff Mitchell Field

During the week of February 25, crews were on site at Deputy Jeff Mitchell Field removing 17 diseased Bradford Pear trees. The 17 trees that crews removed were replaced with Liriodendron Trees that are much less susceptible to disease. The Liriodendron Trees (commonly known as Tulip Trees) are fast growing trees that will provide adequate shade for park visitors as they become more mature in size.
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New York Creek Connector Bridge Progress

The New York Creek connector bridge has been progressing well. This new bridge will provide access to pedestrians and bicyclist to and from Silva Valley Parkway and Tam O'Shanter Drive.
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Notice of 2019 Sustainability Project:

Tentative finish date of construction: June 15, 2019, and a Grand Re-Opening Celebration on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

El Dorado Hills Community Services District is beginning a sustainability project within the next six week to provide solar and LED lighting upgrades to District parks and facilities.

El Dorado Hills Community Park will have new Solar Shade Parking Structures, Solar Thermal at Community Pool, and LED lighting upgrades. Promontory Community Park will have Solar Shade Structures and LED lighting Upgrades. LED Lighting Upgrades will also take place at Oak Knoll Park, Jeff Mitchell Field, Lake Forest Park, Overlook Park, Stephen Harris Park, Governor Park, Kalithea Park, Bertelsen Park, and Art Weisberg Park. This project will save electricity costs and a reduction of 15,000 tons of Green House Gas. 
Click here to see the notice.

The parking lot area between the Norm Rowett Pavilion and Teen Center has been largely opened back up to regular use, with the areas of work being cautioned off to smaller sections. The Harvard entrance will continue to be closed between 10:00 PM - 8:30 AM, Monday through Friday, to allow parking to be available for our patrons and other scheduled activities.

Sustainability Project Updates:

April 22 - 26:
The week ahead is planned to be a busy one around EDH and Promontory Community Parks. A few more days are needed to complete the underground work running from the North Parking Lot to the Parks Building; intermittently reducing access down to one-lane at the St. Andrews Entrance while work is being performed (traffic control will be present). Other underground trenching activities will be taking place on the northeast side of the Pavilion, connecting the main electrical runs from the solar structures to the panels at the Pavilion. Solar thermal at the Community Pool will also begin being placed on the structure, and Promontory Community Park's solar structures will be worked on and similar stone fascia on the bases should begin to be installed.

April 15 - 19:

This past week was another successful and productive one. The contractors continued placing the last of the stone fascia on the pillar bases and installing the lighting under the parking structures, along with trenching the underground from the North Parking Lot over to the Parks Building.

April 8-12
This last week marked a major milestone for the Solar Project! A full week of clear weather allowed the contractors to place the final solar panels on the parking structures at EDH Community Park, as well as 90% of the stone fascia was completed on the pillars. The electrical that will provide for the lighting under the parking structures were also installed and will continue into the next week.

April 1 - 5
The contractors have finished 85% for solar panel placement at the EDH Community Park. Pillars were installed and support beams placed for completing the thermal system at the pool, and pillar bases continue to receive the stone veneer.

March 25 - 29

Contractors were able to finish the site prep and rebar placement for the pool deck expansion, installed more solar panels and placed stone fascia on the bases of several pillars.

March 18 - 22:
Steel beams have continued to be installed in both Community Park parking lots. Trenching of underground connections has begun as well. A pressure testing inspection of the thermal lines at the Community Pool was successfully completed on Monday.

In coordination with the Energy Project, the Community Park asphalt repair, resealing and restriping project will be taking place. A separate timeline and updates on this project will be included.

March 11 - 15:
A substantial amount of beams were installed at the Community Park and underground work was able to continue due to good weather conditions.

March 4 - 8:
This week included more construction of additional steel beams which are horizontal supports to be installed at the community park.

February 25 - 29:
Weather delayed work on the solar panels at both parks.

February 18 - 22:
The contractor began placing horizontal beams that will house the solar panels. Additional work completed included finishing the plumbing for the thermal at the pool pump room.

February 11 - 15:
The remaining pillars were placed and arms were installed at Community Park and Promontory Community Park.

February 4-8:
A significant amount of steel pillars were erected in both parks as well as the extensions where the solar panels will be placed. Underground work was delayed due to the weather. The pool pump room was plumbed and is ready to accept thermal when that portion of the project is complete. More work includes preparing the thermal equipment at the pool pump room for connection.

January 28 - February 1:
The remaining piers were poured, inspections were made and passed, and steel began being erected throughout the EDH Community Park and Promontory Community Park. A large portion of trenching and conduit was also completed.

January 21-25:
Drilling concluded at both community parks for the pillars, and cages were set for pouring the last 12 piers. Cutting and trenching also began at the parking lot next to Norm Rowett Pavilion. The last delivery of steel was received.

January 14-18:
Contractors work was delayed due to weather resulting in only 2 ½ days of work to be completed. Six semi-truck loads of stell was delivered and the final round of rock drilling was completed on the remaining holes at both promontory Community Park and Community Park. Forming of the bases were set in preparation for pouring concrete. PG&E capped the gas line on Harvard Way to allow for the remaining work to be done at the pool.

January 7-11:
There were 18 more concrete bases poured at Community Park. Promontory Community Park was prepped with shrub removal and drilled for the concreated bases to be poured. More groundwater was found and pumped.

January 2-4:
Despite the wet weather, drilling continued and pouring concrete for the bases began.

December 24 - January 1:

December 17-21:
Drilling continued from the previous week at Community Park. It was discovered that several areas had high groundwater and rock. This was worked through and only caused a short delay.

December 10-14:
Equipment for the project arrived, pillars were marked, curbs were cut and drilling began.

December 3-7:
This was the first week
of work for the Sustainability Project. EnPro removed trees and areas were marked for drilling.





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2018 Solar Project Beam Placement1

2018 Solar Project Structure Beams1

2018 Solar Project Thermal Plumbing

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2018 solar project aerial progress

2018 solar project aerial progress

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2018 solar project pool trench 1

2018 solar project pool deck concrete

2018 solar project pillar stone

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New York Creek Trail - Capital Improvement Project:

Advance Construction Notification
Information and updates will be continually added.
Click here to view the Capital Improvement Program
Click here for information on New York Creek Trail Phase 1



On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, electrostatic painting was completed by Magna-Kote Painting at Kalithea Park on the tubular steel fencing surrounding the west side of the park.

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Keep your eye out for an opening of a new District park this year!