Peter Bertelsen Park Renovation

Peter Bertelsen Park Renovation
Updated as of 10/24/23
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Project Description
Peter Bertelsen Memorial Park is the District’s first park, founded in 1962 and renamed in 1965 for the memory of Lieutenant Peter L. Bertelsen, of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, who lost his life in the line of duty. The park encompasses 10.7 acres and is nestled in the Park Village along Arrowhead Drive and Redwood Lane. It’s is one of the largest village parks, and also features Deputy Jeff Mitchell Field, which was completed in fall of 2009, and is located next to Brooks Elementary School. 

On May 6, 2021, the Pavilion structure, including picnic tables, benches, drinking fountains and restrooms were destroyed by an act of arson. As a result, the park was approved for renovation on July 14, 2022 by the Board. The Board reviewed a new replacement concept design at the May 11, 2023 Board Meeting and requested three alternative concepts with a reduced splash pad area in varying sizes. Three alternative concepts were developed and presented at the Parks and Planning (P&P) Committee's June 20, 2023 meeting. On July 13, 2023, the Board reviewed the concept designs and approved Design #2 as the final concept. Construction drawings are now being developed, and, when completed, will be followed by an RFP for construction bids, bid award by the Board, and start of project construction. Depending on the weather and County permitting, park construction is expected to start in late 2023/early 2024. 

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Final Concept Design and 3D Renderings
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HELIX - Bertelsen Park - Revised Option  2 - Image 1 - Copy
HELIX - Bertelsen Park - Revised Option 2 - Image 2 - Copy
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Project Description
Final Concept Design and 3D Renderings 
Park Renovation Amenities
Current Park Status

Park Renovation Amenities
Park Renovation Amenities Include:
 Firefighting themed 1,050 square foot, colored concrete splash pad with shower tower;
•    Large rentable shade structure
•    10 picnic tables and 2 barbecue grills
•    2 stall, pre-fabricated restroom
•    Drinking Fountain with bottle filler and dog bowl
•    Benches and new low and moderate water use shade trees surrounding the splashpad;
•    Planter areas (2) with a focus on low and medium water use shrubs and trees

Park’s Other Amenities are: 
•    Playground with swings
•    Large turf area
•    Parking lot

Current Project Status
Upcoming Milestones
•    100% Construction Drawing
•    Building Permits Submitted to County
•    Bid Set Completed and Signed
•    CSD Releases an RFP for Construction
•    CSD Awards Construction Contract
•    Groundbreaking and construction begins

Completed Milestones
October 6, 2023
90% Construction drawings completed.

September 1, 2023
60% Construction Drawings completed.

July 21, 2023
Construction Drawings Kick-off meeting.

July 13, 2023
Final Conceptual Plan, Cost Estimates, Construction Footprint Approved.

June 20, 2023
Parks and Planning Committee reviewed three alternative concepts and developed a recommendation for the Board.

May 2023
Multiple alternative concept designs developed with reduced splash pad area.

April 2023
Board Reviewed survey results at April 13, 2023 Board meeting and requested concept designs with reduced splash pad options, possible updates to shade structure and homage to previous building. 

March 2023
At March 9, 2023 Board meeting, the Board reviewed proposed concept design and heard community feedback regarding enlarged splash pad and requested community survey of proposed concept design.

February 2023
Reviewed by Parks and Planning Committee and forwarded to March 9, 2023 Board Meeting

January 2023

Review and Updates to Preliminary Concept Plan

December 2022
Preliminary Concept Plan Completed

August 12, 2022
Kick off meeting/Site walk on 

July 14, 2022
Board created CIP and awarded professional services contract for conceptual plan, construction drawings, permitting needs and future RFP bid assistance and construction support