Silver Dove Bike Park

updated 6/26/24
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Project description
The Silver Dove Bike Park was designed to include bike flow trails, asphalt pump track, and multi-use fitness and nature exploration trails through a landscape including a community orchard, pollinator garden, and native, drought-tolerant  plantings. The park is designed for bikers, walkers, hikers, and dogs on leash.

Specifically, the bike park site plan includes the following bike and pedestrian trails:

3 acres of free-ride trails with berm turns, jumps and rollers for beginning, intermediate & advanced level riders;
1 acre of a paved bike pump track for bikes, skates, scooters, roller blades;
1.25 miles of an extended loop trail with 15 bike skill features
1 acre of community area with 1 mile natural surface multi-use hike and bike trails, with 18 life sized interpretive animal signs and exploration stations, and butterfly garden;
2.3 acres of nature trails with community orchard; and
.25-mile Fire Fighter Fitness Loop Trail across 9.79 acres of project area.

Specifically, the bike park site plan includes the following trailside amenities: 
Park entrance road and parking areas for approximately 80 vehicles and hook-ups for food vendors;
Restroom - prefabricated restroom building with four stalls.
Three community shade canopies and one shade structure
Storage containers with bike tool station

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Project Description
Community Outreach
Concept Design 
Project Status

Community outreach

Per direction from the Board on August 10, 2023, a community stakeholder workshop was held on September 26, 2023 where stakeholders worked in groups to provide feedback and suggestions to update the design.  The stakeholders suggested adjustments to the concept design. Below are the suggestions provided from the workshop. The designer updated the design to reflect these suggestions. The stakeholder vetted design went before the the October Parks and Planning Committee. The Committee approved and recommended the vetted concept design go before the November 2023 Board. The Board approved the concept design and costs at the November 9, 2023 Board meeting. 

1. Make sure to have good focus on the beginner flow trails.
• Add more beginner (green lines) and intermediate trails (blue lines)
• Make a large “Green Zone” next to pump track with turn out options back to the pump track
• Create “early out” on green lines so less climbing for small kids
• More green/blue progression lines/less black
• Add curves to the beginning and intermediate trails
• Move black lines to the south of the park
2. Add skills areas to nature loop trail and/or the fitness trail
3. Add wood or rock features to perimeter trails
4. Partner with Fire Department for parking and/or extended trail
5. Create a circuit trail of at least one mile with large start/finish area
6. Add table style jumps and not just rollers
7. Make pump track directional
8. Consider landscaping on south side/exposed side to lessen elements

Concept design
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Project Status
Current Tasks
30% Construction Drawings

Upcoming Milestones
• 60% Construction Drawings Completed
• 90% Construction Drawings Completed
• Final Construction Drawings Completed
• CSD Releases an RFP for Construction at Silver Dove Bike Park

• CSD Awards Construction Contract at Silver Dove Bike Park
• Groundbreaking and construction begins
• Grand Opening

Completed Milestones
May 14, 2024
Outreach letter mailed to property owners near Silver Dove Bike Park.

May 6, 2024
Kick-off meeting with Design and Geotech team at Silver Dove Bike Park site to begin preparing construction drawings.
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April 11, 2024
Award of Contracts by Board for Professional Services and Construction Drawings at Silver Dove Bike Park

March 19, 2024
Parks and Planning Committee reviews professional services proposals and approves recommendations for full Board to award professional services (construction drawings and related services) at Silver Dove Bike Park and Powerline Bike Park at April Board meeting.

January 2024
District reaches out to consultants for proposals for construction drawings at Silver Dove Bike Park. 

November 9, 2023
Board unanimously approves updated bike park designs and costs at 11/9/23 Board Meeting. Public participation of approximately 50 people in attendance and more than 12 members of the public of varying ages spoke in favor of the Silver Dove Project and the Powerline Bike Park project. 
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October 17, 2023
Parks and Planning Committee reviewed design updates from stakeholder feedback from bike park workshops and recommended the item be forwarded to the full Board for project approval.

September 26, 2023
Workshop #2: Bike Trails Stakeholder Outreach (Silver Dove) Bike PARK Concept Design Review
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September 14, 2023
Representative Tom McClintock supports District's Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant application requesting $425,135  (with a 12% District match) to assist in paying for the Powerline Bike Park project.

August 10, 2023
Board and Community reviewed Silver Dove Bike Park and Powerline Bike Park Concept Designs. Directors Martinelli and Ferry sent the item back to the Parks and Planning Subcommittee of the Board before being approved by full Board. The request was to have community workshops with feedback on designs before meeting to review with the Subcommittee in October followed by the Board meeting in November. 

July 2023
Preliminary Concept Designs for Powerline Bike Park was presented at the June 20, 2023 Parks and Planning Committee.

Partnership meetings with SMUD and PG&E regarding Utility Corridor design and future opportunities initiated and are pending review and approval of concept design.

June 15, 2023
District applies for the Recreational Trails Project (RTP) Grant to help pay for 88% of Powerline Bike Park project, as described using original concept draft. Notifications of awards are expected in January 2024.

May - June 2023
Preliminary Concept Designs for Powerline Bike Park and Silver Dove Park are completed and will next be reviewed  at the June 20, 2023 Parks and Planning Committee.

March 2023

Site visits with consultant at both Powerline Bike Park and Silver Dove Bike Park. The Powerline Bike Park design will reflect easement limitations to be used for initial review and discussions with Utilities.

January - February 2023
Design proposals received; Staff analysis and designer awarded proposal.

November - December 2022

District solicits for bike trails and park design proposals for design at two District-owned locations.

October 2022
District requested an 851 CPUC Filing by PG&E to consider altering the easement requirements at Powerline Bike Park. Request was denied. The District began looking into feasibility and design concept for alternative site that ended up being Silver Dove Bike Park.

March 2022
Staff met with El Dorado County Planning Department regarding design and zoning questions related to a District bike park.