Park Projects

Kawana Springs Community Park: Plan for the Future

The City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department is working with GSM Landscape Architecture, Inc. and David J. Powers & Associates to develop a Master Plan for Kawana Springs Community Park.This is a continuation of the community park planning process that began in the summer of 2015. The Master Plan will provide a long-range vision to guide development of this 19.2-acre park located in southeast Santa Rosa at Kawana Terrace and Meda Avenue. David J. Powers has been providing ongoing environmental analysis of the park area and GSM is working on the draft design plan. Residents are encouraged to participate in the planning process to help determine the future of the park!


Community Meeting #1
Attendees will be able to review the draft plan, ask questions and provide input on the design.
      Saturday, May 20th from 1-3pm 
      Bennett Valley Senior Center (704 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa)

Online Input Forum #1
Draft plan available online for public viewing and input:
      May 22 - June 5 -- Complete

Community Meeting #2
The updated plan will be presented for attendees to provide feedback at a second community meeting on:
      Saturday, June 24th from 1-3pm 
      Bennett Valley Senior Center (704 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa)

Online Input Forum #2
The plan shown at the June 24th meeting will be available online for public viewing and input:
      June 26 - July 10 -- CLICK HERE to view the updated draft plan and provide input.

Board of Community Services (BOCS) Meeting - NEW DATE TBD
The draft plan will be presented at the monthly BOCS meeting. There will be an opportunity for the public to provide comment at this meeting; each speaker is allowed three minutes.
     Please note: The BOCS meeting scheduled for June 28 has been canceled.  The draft plan will now be presented at an upcoming BOCS meeting. Confirmation of the next meeting will be posted here soon. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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For questions, please contact Adriane Mertens, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, at or (707) 543-3276.

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).

You are encouraged to review the proposed Master Plan amendments and provide feedback on the City's online comment forum by clicking here. The forum will close on Sunday, May 14 at 5pm. For specific questions about the new emergency well and water system, please contact Jillian Tilles at or (707) 543-3878. For other questions about the proposed Master Plan amendments, please contact Adriane Mertens at or (707) 543-3276.

Galvin Community Park: Tennis Court Lights & Resurfacing

PG&E's relocation of its transformer is now scheduled and work to re-wire electrical service to the Galvin tennis court lights will follow. Electrical service to structures nearby the tennis courts such as the restroom building will be shut off on August 21, 2017 so that PG&E can reconnect full service to the tennis courts by the end of the day on August 22, 2017. Signage will direct citizens to other nearby restrooms available while the power is out temporarily. Barring any unforeseen issues, power to the tennis courts and the restroom building will be operational by the end of the day on August 22, 2017. The electrical contractor will continue with a few minor construction items on August 23, 2017 and electrical service will remain operational during their work.

Howarth Park: Pathway Replacement

Construction on the sidewalk and pathways surrounding the tennis and pickle ball courts at Howarth Memorial Park began in early March. The improvements will include replacing the sidewalks in front of the tennis courts along Summerfield Road and the park pathways that border the tennis courts. The courts will remain open for play during this work. New pathways will also be added within the park to improve access to the ball field from the lower parking lot area. The project will take a few months to complete, weather permitting. For more information, please contact Jen Santos, Parks Deputy Director at or (707) 543-3781.

Skyhawk Park: Pathway Replacement

The City of Santa Rosa is contracting with Yukon Construction to remove and replace portions of the park pathways at Skyhawk Park to improve access for persons with disabilities. Construction will affect the park at the pathway from Snowy Egret Drive by the school to the soccer fields; and from Mountain Hawk Drive by the playground continuing through the park to the corner at Great Heron Drive. Construction is scheduled to be completed by end of July (possibly longer if weather delays construction). Working hours are limited to Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. Portions of the park will be temporarily closed adjacent to the construction area. For your safety, please respect closures and do not enter the construction area. Public streets will remain open during construction. Construction vehicles are anticipated to remain adjacent to the park. If curbside parking is required in front of homes, a no parking notification sign will be placed at curbside stating the days and hours during which parking will not be available on the street. Thank you for your patience during construction. If you have any further questions, you can contact Camron Macdonald at or (707) 543-3769.

Juilliard Park: Pond Resurfacing

The City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department will be resurfacing the lining of the ponds at Juilliard Park extending into late August. The ponds have accumulated significant cracks over time that have contributed to pond water loss. The resurfacing project should eliminate the issue and the ponds will be refilled once work is completed. The pathways around the ponds and throughout the park will remain open during construction. Thank you for your patience during this project. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation & Parks Department at (707) 543-3770.