Peter Bertelsen Memorial Park Renovation

Peter Bertelsen Memorial Park Retrofit 
Updated as of 7/10/24
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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 is one of the District's 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. An RFP for Construction Bids was released on February 5, 2024 with a mandatory bid walk on February 16, 2024 with ten construction companies in attendance. Two bids were received at the Bid opening deadline on March 15, 2024 - Abide Builders ($1,990,000.00) and KYA Services LLC ($1,928,672.00). The lowest responsible bidder was KYA Services LLC. The bid was award by the CSD Board of Directors on April 11, 2024. Depending on the weather and County permitting, park demolition and construction is expected to start in Spring 2024.

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Final Concept Design and 3D Renderings
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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;
•    New pump equipment and prefabricated pump enclosure with eye washing station, etc.
•    Large rentable shade structure with 8 picnic tables
•    2 stand alone picnic tables, 2 large barbecue grills, 8 trash cans 
•    2 stall, pre-fabricated restroom with drinking fountain
•    Drinking Fountain with bottle filler and dog bowl near picnic area
•    Benches surrounding splash pad
•    New shade trees (low and moderate water needs) surrounding the splashpad and restroom
•    New Planter area 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
•    Contract for work signed by District/Contractor and Notice to Proceed Issued by District
•    Pre Construction Work by Contractor (Building Permits to County/Submittals to District)
•    Groundbreaking and Construction begins
•    Construction Completed
•    Grand Opening

Completed Milestones
April 11, 2024
CSD Board awards Construction Contract to KYA Services, LLC.

March 15, 2024 at 4 PM
Receipt of Bids/Bid Opening

March 7, 2024
CSD Issues Responses/Addendum #1 to Contractor Questions before March 8, 2024 deadline.

March 1, 2024 by 5 PM
Contractor Question Deadlines submitted to

February 16, 2024
Mandatory Pre-Bid Job Site Walk held at Peter Bertelsen Memorial Park.

February 5, 2024
CSD Releases an RFP for Peter Bertelsen Memorial Park Retrofit Construction. The RFP is located HERE.

January 10, 2024
Bid Set Completed and Signed.

November 29, 2023
100% Construction drawings completed.

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

May 6, 2021 
On May 6, 2021, the Pavilion structure, including picnic tables, benches, drinking fountains and restrooms were destroyed by an act of arson.
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