Current District Projects
Rainbow Park Community Garden
The District has completed the first phase of the Community Garden at Rainbow Park with help from Bill Maynard, founder of the Sacramento Area Community Garden Coalition. This community garden will give residents a space to start their own garden; interact with neighbors and share gardening tips and advice; and learn the many benefits that gardening can have.
Grand Opening and Orientation
The Grand Opening of the Community Garden is Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10am - 1pm. This event is open to all gardeners and non-gardeners alike! Join us to celebrate our new garden, learn about community gardening and have fun with District Staff and your neighbors! Orientation and registration will also take place at the Grand Opening or register now by calling (916) 395-0601.
Vineyard Community Center and Aquatics Facility, Churchill Downs North Community Park and District Support Facility
The District’s design team of Monighandesign and the Aquatic Design Group is working on the construction drawings for the Vineyard Community Center, Aquatic Center, and District Support Facility located on Waterman Road, north of Vintage Park Drive. Once the design plans are completed they will go to the County of Sacramento for plan check and then the project will be put out to bid this Spring.
The District recently hired The HLA Group, landscape architects and planners, to create the design drawings for the Community Park portion of the project.
Vineyard Springs Landscape Corridor Tree Project
The District hired a certified arborist to complete a site survey of the trees in the landscape corridors along Vineyard Road and Calvine Road to determine broad forest trends and to obtain recommendations for the care and maintenance of the trees. The first phase of this project included the removal of trees that were in poor health, had poor structure, and infrastructure conflicts, or tree spacing conflicts. The remaining trees will now have a better chance for improved performance.
In order to address the limited bio-diversity of the landscape corridors we will be expanding the existing species palette based on the arborist’s recommendations as we move forward with additional selective tree removal and re-planting. It is the District’s desire to develop a future-oriented action plan for the Vineyard Springs community geared toward a healthy, stable urban forest including improving the biodiversity of the landscape corridors.
For more information about the project call (916) 428-1171 ext, 29.
Caymus Park Basketball Court Improvements
The District is in the design phase of the renovation of the existing basketball court area at Caymus Park. The scope of the project includes removal of part of the existing basketball court surfacing and resurfacing the remainder to create a ½ basketball court. The project will also include: new color coatings and re-striping; the addition of two playground game markings; drainage improvements; grading and new landscaping. Construction is expected to begin this Fall.
Multi-District Tree Inventory Grant from CalFire
The Governor of the State of California in cooperation with the California State Legislature has enacted Propositions 40 and 84, which provide funds to the State of California and its political subdivisions for urban forestry programs. The State Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) has been delegated the responsibility for the administration of the program within the State, pursuant to the California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002. The Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District has entered into an agreement with the State of California to carry out this urban forestry grant project on behalf of Arcade Creek Recreation and Park District, the Arden Manor Recreation and Park District and the Southgate Recreation & Park District. At the end of this project, each district will have its own current and complete tree inventory. A consulting arborist and certified tree risk assessor will do an inventory of all of the trees in the parks, parkways and landscape corridors of each district. The mission of CalFire’s Urban Forestry Program is to lead the effort to advance the development of sustainable urban and community forests in California.
This tree inventory will note the location, species, size (3 calculations), drip line environment, structural condition, health, potential for infrastructure conflicts, hazard potential and recommendations for each tree on District owned property, as well as noting empty planting locations. With this information the Southgate Recreation & Park District will be taking the first step in better understanding the value of its forest asset, the needs and distribution of its trees and be able to apply in the next grant cycle for an Urban Forest Management Plan grant.