Park, Project & Facility Updates

Oak Knoll Park

On Monday, April 16, 2018, new sod was successfully installed at Oak Knoll Park. The back areas of the park (behind the clubhouse) will remain closed through the beginning of May and will reopen in time for the Oak Knoll Park Party on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Please obey caution tape and refrain from entering restricted areas. Thank you for contributing to the success of this project.

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El Dorado Hills Boulevard Tree Restoration Project - April 17-24, 2018

Beginning Tuesday, April 17 (weather permitting), the District will initiate a tree restoration project to remove 146 diseased sycamore and pear trees on El Dorado Hills Boulevard.

o Tuesday, April 17 - Thursday, April 19 7:00am-4:00pm. Northbound fast lane closure, El Dorado Hills Boulevard between Green Valley Road and Serrano Parkway.

o April 20, April 23-24: Tree planting to be completed. No lane closures in effect.

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Promontory Bocce Ball Court Project Update:

Progressive Landscapes is expected to begin construction on the new Bocce Ball Courts on February 5, 2018. Photo updates will be posted as construction progresses.

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Murray Homestead Fence Paint

On Sunday, November 19, 2017, El Dorado Hills Girl Scout Troop 32 volunteered their time to paint the fence running parallel to the Amer Way and Aberdeen Lane at Murray Homestead Park. The Community greatly appreciates the time that Troop 32 has spent improving our community and look forward to working with them in the future.



New Fence Paint

On Wednesday, November 8th, 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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New Playground Fiber

This Fall the CSD park maintenance staff have been working to install new playground fiber at both Promontory Community Park and Kalithea Park playgrounds.  Completion of the project has been scheduled for November 10, 2017.
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Archery Range Split-Rail Fence

A Community Partnership Project

Project complete!  Over 140 volunteers from the community pitched in to build the fence that now runs along the boundary of the El Dorado Hills archery range.  The CSD would like to especially thank the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, the El Dorado Hills Bowmen, Blue Shield of California, the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills, Oak Ridge High School Interact Club, and the CSD Board of Directors for their generous support of this project.  The CSD would also like to congratulate the following Eagle Scout candidates who completed their Eagle Scout projects by each organizing and building at least 200 feet of fencing: Aldo Ramirez, Jacob Bassett, Brenden Groess, Tyler Kramer, Ethan Nisbet, and Jacob Lay.  (Picture below contributed by Julie Samrick, Staff Writer for the Mountain Democrat and Village Life.)


New York Creek Trail Updates:

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New York Creek Trail Input Meeting Results

On June 3, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District (District) hosted a stakeholder meeting for the New York Creek Trail and the associated proposed project. The results from that stakeholder meeting will be posted to the District’s website in the next few days. It should be noted that 64 attendees signed in, with all but 3 listing El Dorado Hills residency. Along with the results of the first stakeholder meeting, there will be notification of the follow-up stakeholder meeting, then a formulation of recommendations to go to the District’s Board of Directors (Board).

To clarify the proposed project, a summary will be provided immediately below. Those desiring to garner additional information should refer to the staff report beginning on page 99 of the February 9, 2017 Board Meeting Packet. Please note that the proposed project is on hold pending stakeholder input, recommendations from the stakeholder process and further Board direction, which will be provided during a public Board Meeting.  For additional information please contact Kevin Loewen, (916) 933-6624.

Proposed Project – On-Hold

  •  Complete design, development and installation of interpretive signage from Harvard Way to the Jackson Bridge Area.
  • Creation of Multi-use trail segment from Jackson Bridge area to St. Andrews by widening and alleviating corners that present low visibility. 
  • Erosion and storm water corrections will be made as needed and permitted.

Please also note that the primary project goal was always the interpretive signage. Preliminary project review of the trail indicated that there were hazards related to narrow pathways and competing uses for pedestrians and bicyclists. With no regular enforcement of the current rule prohibiting bicycling, staff sought to make the trail safer by performing the following improvements:

  • Provide up to an 8’ path. 
  • Clear branches and brush that present hazards to trail users, or which present line of sight issues. 
  • Maintain the natural beauty and “feel” of the trail by retaining features such as swales, rock outcroppings, bisections of the trail by trees/rocks and dense vegetation. 
  • Trail surfacing, such as paving or installation of decomposed granite will not be incorporated, as it would remove the natural trail feature(s) and beauty. 
  • Where trail widening cannot be achieved without adversely affecting the trail features staff would seek alternate paths or additional bisections of the trail.

Some residents have expressed concerns that they believe the District is seeking a prescriptive easement – an easement that would essentially grant passage across the private properties that the trail current traverses. The District has only sought information as to what a prescriptive easement is, and how they are applied. There is no active effort to seek any sort of forced easement, as the District is currently engaging homeowners that have the trail on their property to ascertain their desire on how to resolve such encroachments.

Again, the project is on hold until such time as the stakeholder process has been completed. One very important aspect of the stakeholder process is an online survey tool: FlashVote.

This survey tool utilizes technology that can geographically locate where votes/input are provided from, and because District staff and Board members want to hear from El Dorado Hills residents, this stakeholder element is especially helpful. If you have not already signed up for FlashVote, please utilize this link to join the hundreds that already have: We look forward to input from all El Dorado Hills users of New York Creek Trail.

Segment of Proposed Project Area Property Survey

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NY Creek Trail


Archery Range Split-Rail Fence Community Partnership Project

The first sections of the split-rail fence have started going up, compliments of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department.  This project, which will continue through late April, is designed to replace the old wire fencing along the boundary of the archery range.  In the coming weeks additional sections of fencing will be built by volunteers from business and community organizations within the El Dorado Hills community.  Many thanks to participants, including the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, El Dorado Hills Bowmen, Blue Shield of California,  El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills, Oak Ridge High School Interact Club, and Eagle Scout candidates Jacob Bassett, Aldo Ramirez, Brenden Groess, Tyler Kramer, Jacob Lay, Ethan Nisbet, and Nathan McCauley. (Pictured below:  members of EDH Fire A Shift, March 1, 2017.)
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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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