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Coffey Neighborhood Park

PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED MASTER PLAN
Tuesday, 4/2/19 at or after 4pm | City Hall, Council Chambers - 100 Santa Rosa Ave.
The proposed Coffey Neighborhood Park Master Plan is available for public viewing. The City Council will hold a public hearing on April 2, 2019 at or after 4:00 p.m. to obtain public comments and to make a final determination on the proposed Master Plan. You may view the proposed Master Plan online at the link below or in person at the Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department, 55 Stony Point Road.


BOARD OF COMMUNITY SERVICES APPROVES DRAFT MASTER PLAN
The Draft Master Plan to rebuild Coffey Neighborhood Park received recommended approval from the Board of Community Services (BOCS) on 2/27/19. Next, the plan goes before the City Council in April. You may view the plan and the PowerPoint presentation provided to the BOCS by using the links below. Check back here for project updates and for the upcoming City Council meeting date. 


DRAFT MASTER PLAN GOES TO BOARD OF COMMUNITY SERVICES
Wed., February 27, 2019 at 4pm - Finley Community Center, Cypress Room
The Draft Master Plan to rebuild Coffey Neighborhood Park will be considered by the Board of Community Services for recommended approval to the City Council on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Finley Community Center, Cypress Room. The park design team will present the plan, which was created based on input collected at three neighborhood meetings and input from three online surveys. Coffey Park residents and property owners are invited to attend the meeting and to provide further input on the Draft Master Plan, which is available for viewing now by using the link below:


PARK DESIGN: PROVIDE INPUT ON DRAFT MASTER PLAN
Deadline Extended to February 10, 2019
The third neighborhood meeting on rebuilding Coffey Neighborhood Park was held Saturday, January 26, 2019. The park design team  presented the draft master plan, which was created based on input collected at the first two neighborhood meetings and input submitted online. Participants who attended Workshop #3 gave feedback on the Draft Master Plan by taking Survey #3. Residents and property owners who were unable to attend the meeting are asked to review the workshop materials and submit input online by using the links below. Please review the materials first and then take Survey #3. The deadline to provide input is February 10, 2019. The Draft Master Plan is scheduled to be presented to the Board of Community Services on February 27, 2019. Check back here for scheduling and other project updates.
*Complete ONE survey per resident or property owner and submit by Feb. 7, 2019. For questions or more information, please contact Kristi Buffo, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, at kbuffo@srcity.org or (707) 543-3276.

REMOVAL OF DEBRIS & HAZARDOUS TREES
Scheduled for January 7, 2019, Nelson Construction will begin installing erosion control protective measures. Next, trees determined to be hazardous will be removed, as well as all above ground damaged items such as play equipment, picnic tables, outdoor grills, and other equipment over a period of about three weeks. During this phase, the turf will not be removed, only above ground items. Below ground debris removal will be delayed until just before the installation of new park amenities to protect the site from erosion. 


PARK DESIGN: 2nd NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING & SURVEY #2
The second neighborhood meeting on rebuilding Coffey Neighborhood Park was held December 15, 2018. The park design team provided an overview of neighborhood input from Survey #1 and presented preliminary schematic ideas for the redesign of the park. Further neighborhood input was collected for use in crafting the draft master plan and an overview of the master planning process and timelines were presented. The workshop packet with the design ideas presented at the meeting is available via the link below, as is a link to provide online input by completing Survey #2. Residents and property owners who were unable to attend the meeting are encouraged to review the workshop packet and complete Survey #2 by January 7, 2019.

PARK DESIGN: 1st NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING & SURVEY #1
The first neighborhood meeting on the rebuilding of Coffey Neighborhood Park was held August 4, 2018, at which time information about the rebuilding of the park, including testing, debris removal, construction, and funding was provided. A video recording of the meeting and some supporting documents are available below for your reference. Participants of the August 4th meeting also completed Survey #1 to provide their input on the design and rebuilding of the park, and a link to complete the survey online was also provided.  

 Francis Nielsen Park & Parker Hill Open Space - Pedestrian Bridges

FEMA has obligated the funds to repair three pedestrian bridges damaged in the 2017 wildfires and work is underway. The Transportation and Public Works (TPW) Department is managing the repair/replacement of the bridges. For details, visit the TPW Project Website. 

A Place to Play Park: Proposed Master Plan Amendments

The City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department is working with the Water Department to amend the A Place to Play Park Master Plan to include the following four changes:

1. Addition of a new emergency well and water system to be located near the southwest corner of the park. The proposed emergency groundwater well will offer a viable option in the event of an emergency or disconnection to the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) Aqueduct. The water provided by the well would provide a temporary clean water source to Santa Rosa Water customers, such as hospitals, schools, nursing facilities, homes and businesses.
2. Addition of an existing water pump station that is currently located in the northwest area of the park. This water pump was installed in the park in 2007 and the change to the master plan reflects this alteration.
3. Addition of picnic areas to be located near existing and future playgrounds.
4. Addition of three hydration stations and/or drinking fountains (locations to be determined).
5. Addition of a basketball court near the future planned playground.

Community input was received electronically in 2017 on the proposed master plan amendments and concluded in May 2017, followed by  recommended approval for the plan from the Board of Community Services.

The proposed A Place to Play Master Plan Amendment is available for public viewing. Click here to view the document.
OR you may pick up a copy at Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department, 55 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa.

For questions or more information, please contact Kristi Buffo, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, at kbuffo@srcity.org or (707) 543-3276.

Roseland Creek Community Park: Plan for the Future

MASTER PLAN

Environmental review of the Master Plan for Roseland Creek Community Park has been delayed while the City works with the State Department of Fish and Wildlife to review the process. The environmental document, known as the “Initial Study” is expected to be available in April 2019 for a 30-day public comment period. Once comments are complete, the Initial Study will be finalized, and a Mitigated Negative Declaration will be prepared for City Council review along with the updated Master Plan. Please check back here for updates. 

The Master Plan received recommended approval from the Board of Community Services on March 28, 2018 and was reviewed by the  Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District Advisory Committee for compliance with current conservation easements.To view the plan, please click this link: Roseland Creek Community Park Master Plan.

For questions or more information, contact Kristi Buffo, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, at kbuffo@srcity.org or (707) 543-3276.

PUBLIC INPUT PROCESS:

Community Meeting #1 -- COMPLETED
Attendees reviewed the draft plan, asked questions and provided input on the design.
      Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10-11:30am
      Roseland Village Community Center
      779 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa (next to Dollar Tree)

Online Input Forum #1 -- COMPLETED
The draft plan was available online for public viewing and input.
      September 18 - September 29, 2017

Community Meeting #2* -- COMPLETED
The updated plan will be presented for attendees to provide feedback at a second community meeting on:
      Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 3-4:30pm
      Roseland Village Community Center
      779 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa (next to Dollar Tree)

*The second meeting originally scheduled for October 2017 was canceled due to the Sonoma County fires.

Online Input Forum #2 -- COMPLETED
The updated draft plan is available online for public viewing and input:
      December 4 - December 17, 2017

Board of Community Services -- COMPLETED
The draft plan will be presented to the Board of Community Services for review and recommended approval. The meeting is open to the public and public comment will be heard. Click here to view the Concept Plan presented at the February 28th BOCS Meeting.
      February 28, 2018 at 4pm
      Finley Community Center, Cypress Room
      2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa

Board of Community Services #2 -- COMPLETED
City staff will review any updates made to the draft plan as a result of community and board member input received during the February 28, 2018 meeting, and will present the draft concept plan to the Board of Community Services for recommended approval to the City Council. To view the updated concept plan, please click here.
      March 28, 2018 at 4pm
      Finley Community Center, Cypress Room
      2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa

Kawana Springs Community Park: Plan for the Future

2019 Update
An environmental document, known as the “Initial Study,” is expected to be available in late March 2019 for a 30-day public comment period. Once comments are complete, the Initial Study will be finalized, and a Mitigated Negative Declaration will be prepared for City Council approval along with the updated Master Plan. Please check back here for the opportunity to review and provide comments on the Initial Study, and for posting of the future City Council meeting date.

The City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department is working with GSM Landscape Architecture, Inc. and David J. Powers & Associates to develop the Master Plan for Kawana Springs Community Park. David J. Powers is providing environmental analysis of the park area and GSM is working on the design plan. Residents are encouraged to participate in the planning process to help determine the future of the park.

Master Planning Process - 2017
The proposed Master Plan for Kawana Springs Community Park is available for review online at the link below or in person at the Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department, 55 Stony Point Road.


A series of community meetings were held during the spring and summer of 2017 to guide development of the Master Plan for Kawana Springs Community Park, a 19.2-acre park located in southeast Santa Rosa at Kawana Terrace and Meda Avenue. The meetings concluded with recommended approval of the Draft Master Plan from the Board of Community Services on August 23, 2017. At that time, the plan was to be presented to the City Council for review in six to eight months. However, the Tubbs Fire of October 2017 significantly impacted the City of Santa Rosa and delayed the park planning process.

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For questions or more information, please contact Kristi Buffo, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, at kbuffo@srcity.org or (707) 543-3276.