South Davis Park
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Survey extended through April 22, 2022 (updated 4.19.22)
Community Meeting #1 - March 24, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
During this first in a series of public meetings, we will review the master plan process and discuss the future of South Davis Neighborhood Park. This is the community’s first opportunity to share the types of amenities and activities you would like to see in the park. We look forward to hearing your feedback and questions during the meeting, and we invite you to participate in the online survey, that will be available on this webpage, where you can provide your input following the meeting.
South Davis Neighborhood Park is a 1.34-acre property in southwest Santa Rosa.
Community Meeting #2 - April 9, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
An in-person community meeting was held at South Davis Park, 712 South Davis Street.
The City of Santa Rosa Parks held an in-person community meeting to discuss the creation of a new master plan for South Davis Neighborhood Park. We will reviewed the park master plan process and, through community input, are developing a community vision for the park
South Davis Neighborhood Park is a 1.34-acre property located at 712 South Davis Street in Southwest Santa Rosa. The park was acquired prior to 1964 as part of the Caltrans right-of-way construction for Highway 101. To the East, the park is bordered by a 20+ foot solid corrugated metal fence, which separates the park from Highway 101. To the West, the park is bordered by South Davis Street and a long-established residential neighborhood with narrow streets. To the North, the park is bordered by Highway 12, and to the South is South Dutton Avenue. The park shape is unique - very narrow and linear - and is bisected by the end of Earle Street and the entry/exit for the Highway 101 pedestrian-only over crossing.
The park has gone through a variety of changes and updates over the years, including installation of the fencing along Highway 101 in 1977, as part of the construction for the pedestrian overpass. In 1988, the South end of the park was updated – sidewalks, curbs and gutters were installed, as well as plantings and irrigation. In 2001, playground equipment was installed.
The playground offers play areas for children ages 2-5 years and 5-12 years and a separate swing area. The remainder of the park contains mature landscaping, numerous Redwood trees, irrigated lawn, picnic tables, benches, drinking fountain, temporary trash receptacles, half-court basketball, and wooden bollards along South Davis Street. The Park Master Plan was completed in 2003.
The current play areas for children age 2-5 years and age 5-12 years are in need of replacement and potentially relocation to bring the playground area into compliance with current California Playground Safety regulations and building codes related to equal access. Additionally, associated pathways need to be updated to current accessibility standards.
The master planning process is expected to take between six (6) and nine (9) months to complete. The construction process will begin following the approved Master Plan Amendment and should take approximately 10-12 months to complete.