Park, Project & Facility Updates

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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Phase 3 North Commercial Capital Improvement Project

The phase 3 north commercial capital improvement project is now 80% complete.  To finish the project, shrubs and trees will soon be planted and bark will be spread.
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Community Park Playground Shade

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, crews replaced the existing shade canopy over the large playground at the Community Park with a new canopy due to the damage it had sustained over the last 15 years. The canopy was replaced in a timely manner with little disruption to normal activities.
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Jeff Mitchell Field Baseball Painted

Park Maintenance staff and contractors have been working tirelessly preparing for the upcoming baseball season which begins in a matter of weeks. Park and field improvements have taken priority as winter will soon turn to spring. Oak Hills Painting out of El Dorado Hills has just completed a painting project that has brought these concrete baseballs back to life just in time for the season to begin. The painting was very tedious due to the amount of detail that the project included but was completed quickly and on schedule.
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New York Creek Trail Improvement Project:

Improvements to New York Creek Trail are planned, with the District scheduling additional community meetings to gather input from community members about trail uses and appropriate trail standards for maintenance.  The community will be notified about future community meetings via email. Should you be interested in taking part in one of those stakeholder meetings you should send your interest notification and email address to jritzman@edhcsd.org. At this time the project is on hold pending these stakeholder meetings, updating the Board of Directors on the results of those meetings, and further direction from the Board.   

The District is seeking to perform maintenance and reclamation tasks on the trail between Jackson Elementary School and Community Park to ensure safety for users and to replace information and interpretive signs. The aged signs, both informational and educational, will be replaced with new signs being developed by the American River Conservancy and Oak Ridge High School students. The natural character of the trail will be kept, and the trail widened up to 8 feet where the topography and natural surroundings permit. Pictures below depict proposed maintenance outcomes. Approval for both projects, as described, have been secured in advance from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and El Dorado County.

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Old signs will be replaced.
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Overgrowth will be cleared.

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