Park & Facility Improvement Projects
Valley View Playground Fiber:
In August 2021, Applied Landscape Materials installed new playground fiber in the Valley View Sports Park 5-12 year old and 2-5 year old playgrounds
Bass Lake B LLAD Bark, Lighting and Tree Installation:
Throughout the past year, the County of El Dorado has been completing a road re-alignment project which ultimately ended up reducing and changing the landscaping at the Bass Lake B LLAD (Madera Way and Bass Lake Road). With the county wrapping up their construction in July of 2021, the District moved in to begin replacing the landscaping which had been damaged or eliminated. You will now find newly installed lighting in the center median of Madera Way and on the “Woodridge” signs on the South and North sides, purple and pink Crape Myrtles trees as well as 144 yards of mahogany landscape bark. Minor work will continue in this areas by District staff over the next few weeks.”
Delta Blue Grass Company was on site in early August to complete turf repairs on District owned baseball infields at Community Park, Deputy Jeff Mitchell Field and Valley View Sports Park. The work occurred on normal wear areas from this year’s Little League season. The new turf needs just a couple of weeks to mature before the field are open once again.
Sellwood Field Road Grading:
In August, the District hired Thunder Mountain Enterprises to complete grading, drainage repair and a dust suppressant application on the Sellwood Field/Bass Lake Regional Park Road. Both Sellwood Field and Bass Lake Regional Park were closed while work occurred. Ultimately, this project was completed a day early which allowed park patrons back in the park sooner to continue their recreational activities.
Tree Replacement at Promontory Community Park:
The District recently removed 20 fruitless pear trees around Promontory Park. These trees began to show signs of a very contagious disease in trees called fire blight, which is becoming increasingly common in this variety of tree. In turn, the District has replanted 24 new trees, mostly shade and disease resistant trees, through the park. The tree planting included Scarlet Oaks, Tulip trees, Crepe Myrtles and October Glory Maple trees.
Parks staff plan to begin turf repair where old tree wells were eliminated.
Josh Anderson Basketball Court Renovation:
Crack seal, repaint and restripe has been complete at the Josh Anderson Basketball Court at Community Park. Additionally, the installation of new signs and nets were complete to make for a more enjoyable experience for park visitors.
Stephen Harris Playground Fiber Installation:
Recently, the installation of new playground fiber at Stephen Harris Park was complete. The new playground fiber ensures a fun and safe surfacing for all.
Bertelsen Park Fire:
Due to the extensive damage sustained and the loss of power to the building, the water feature will remain closed for the 2021 season. Please visit our other water feature at Promontory Community Park located at 2700 Alexandra Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. A temporary restroom and hand wash station has been set up in the upper parking lot for park visitors to utilize during the building closure. A cause of the fire is under investigation.
Keep your eye out for an opening of a new District park this year!