Peter Bertelsen Park Renovation

Peter Bertelsen Park Renovation
Updated as of 5/1/23
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NEW - Concept Design
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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 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. Currently, a concept map is being designed; this design will require Board approval; Once approved, construction drawings will be developed followed by bids for construction; Depending on weather and County permitting, park construction is expected to start in the Spring/Summer of 2023. 

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Project Description
Concept Design - NEW
Park Renovation Amenities
Current Park Status

Park Renovation Amenities
Park Renovation Amenities Include:
•    Large rentable shade structure with 10 picnic tables and 2 barbecue grills;
•    Enlarged firefighting themed above ground and in-ground splash pads with shower tower;
•   In-ground splash pad can be used as a multi-use plaza with decorative paving;
•   3 stall restrooms and drinking fountain with bottle filler;
•   6 benches surrounding the splashpad;

Park’s Other Amenities are: 
•    Playground with swings;
•    Large turf area
•    Two parking lots

Current Project Status
Upcoming Milestones
Final Conceptual Plan, Cost Estimates, Construction Footprint Reviewed by Board
Construction Drawings and Permitting
CSD Releases an RFP for Construction
CSD Awards Construction Contract
Groundbreaking and construction begins

Completed Milestones
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 plans and heard community feedback regarding enlarged splash pad and requested community survey of new 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