Heritage Village Park Project

Overview of the Carson Creek Specific Plan and Park/Open Space Development

Carson Creek Specific Plan

The Carson Creek Specific Plan covers 710 acres of land south of Highway 50 and South of El Dorado Hills Town Center along Latrobe Road. The Carson Creek development is situated to the West of Latrobe Road, borders the El Dorado Hills Business Park and includes the Heritage El Dorado Hills community. The Carson Creek Specific Plan calls for a mixed use development with approximately 1,700 housing units; 40,000 square feet of commercial use; 500,000 square feet of research and development uses; 780,000 square feet of industrial uses; 37 acres of parkland; and 200 acres of open space.

Heritage El Dorado Hills includes a gated living experience of 1060 +/- age-restricted homes, with a large greenbelt and open space, trails, clubhouses, and private recreation facilities. Heritage Village Park is the first El Dorado Hills CSD park on the west side of Latrobe Road, south of Hwy 50.

Park & Open Space Development

Lennar Homes, the developer of Heritage, entered into a parkland dedication agreement with the District in 2015. The 4.65 acre park is to be dedicated to the District within 60 days after Lennar Homes has completed the park development. This new park is located at Carson Crossing Drive and Palmdale Drive at the South entrance to the Heritage El Dorado Hills development.

Where are we now? - Park Concepts and Amenities

The approved concept design for the park at Heritage El Dorado Hills includes the following amenities:

  • Lighted Tennis Courts
  • Group Picnic Shade Structure (50-60 persons) with built in BBQs and Picnic Tables
  • Restroom with Drinking Fountain
  • Shade Structure (20-30 persons) with BBQ and Picnic Tables
  • Two (2) Lighted Pickleball Courts
  • Two (2) Lighted Bocce Courts with Small Shade Structure
  • Playground (inclusive) - See preliminary plans below
  • Open Turf area for U12 Soccer
  • Class I AC Bike Trail
  • Informal Seating Areas and Picnic Tables along Trail
  • Passive Turf Area

Under Construction


Concept Design (larger file), Click Here

Preliminary Concepts for the Inclusive, All Ages and All Stages Playground




Modified Concept - Presented to Board of Directors on May 14, 2020

Modified Concept Design (larger file), Click Here

Proposed Outdoor Fitness Zone
Heritage Outdoor Fitness Zone
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Current Project Status

Upcoming Milestones
Summer - Fall, 2020
Park Opening

Completed Milestones

May 14, 2020
Modified concept not approved by Board of Directors. Board approved dawn-to-dusk operatin; no evening lighted courts, and no league sport game play reservations for field.

March 17, 2020
Evaluation of Planned Use Presented to District Parks and Planning Committee

January 9, 2020
Change Order for Inclusive Playground and Playground Surface Enhancements Approved by District Board of Directors

December 17, 2019
Change Order for Inclusive Playground and Playground Surface Enhancements Presented to District Parks and Planning Committee

November 25, 2019
Presentation to Heritage Home Owners Association with survey results

September 6, 2019
Resident Survey Completed

August 29, 2019
Ground Breaking Celebration


Pictured: EDHCSD Board Member, Michael Martinelli, District 1 Supervisor, John Hidahl, EDHCSD General Manager, Kevin A. Loewen, District 2 Supervisor, Shiva Frentzen, EDHCSD Vice President, Noelle Mattock and EDHCSD Board President Ben Paulsen.

July 11, 2019
District Board of Directors review of project and construction award to Environmental Landscape Solutions

June 25, 2019
District Parks & Planning Committee review of project and recommendation for construction award to Environmental Landscape Solutions

May 16, 2019
Contruction bids opened by Lennar Homes

January, 2018
Heritage homes being built

December 14, 2017
District Board of Directors approves conceptual park design and initial cost estimate

April 29, 2015
District enters into a Parkland Dedication Agreement with Lennar Homes for the park site