Stephen Harris Park Renovation

Stephen Harris Park Renovation Project
Updated as of 4/9/24
Founded in 1975 and renamed in 1997 in memory of then 18 year-old Stephen Harris, this park is the District’s 3rd oldest park. The park encompasses 5.93 acres and is nestled in the St. Andrews Village along Tam O’Shanter Drive. 

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Project Description
Concept Design 
Park Amenities
Current Project Status

Project Description
The park was approved as a Capital Improvement Project (CIP) for renovation by the EDH CSD’s Board on June 9, 2022, and the contract was awarded for professional services, including construction drawings on September 8, 2022.  On August 10, 2023 the court layout was approved by the Board. The CSD expects to release an RFP for Construction in 2024.

The project includes the court renovation to a surface that requires less maintenance and repairs, new pickle ball courts, a new full basketball court, new tennis courts, courtside amenities (paddle racks, bleacher seating, fence cabanas, benches), and drought tolerant landscaping and irrigation. The drought tolerant landscaping will replace non-programmable turf with native vegetation and a high-efficiency irrigation system to reduce wasteful runoff and improve water use and efficiency at the park.  The construction costs for a portion of the landscaping will be paid with a $75,000 matching WaterSMART grant awarded to the District by the Bureau of Reclamation. The design and drawings for the grant were paid for by the El Dorado Water Agency (EDWA), 

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Stephem Harris Pickleball Audio 1 - Copy    Stephen Harris Pickleball Audio 2  Stephen Harris Pickleball Audio 4 - Copy
Pickleball Audio Study - Over 40 local players turned out to help with the pickleball noise study on September 5, 2023

Concept Design
2023-07-25_Court Layout - Copy

Park Renovation Amenities
Park Renovation Amenities Include:
•    2 Tennis Courts - one over-striped for pickleball
•    NEW 6 Pickleball Courts
•    NEW Full Basketball Court
•    NEW Associated court amenities (shade, seating, racks, bottle filler)
•    NEW Removal of Non-programmable turf with drought tolerant landscaping (Portion paid w/WaterSMART Grant)
•    NEW Educational Interpretive Signage explaining the water savings and landscaping (WaterSMART grant)

Park's Existing Amenities are: 
•    Natural Turf Field
•    Restrooms
•    1/4 mile walking/jogging path around the tennis courts that crosses Tam O’Shanter Drive to the East, followed by Silva Valley Parkway and extends on to the Serrano Trail System
•    Children's Play Structure
•    Picnic Tables, Barbecue Pits, Drinking Fountain
•    2 Parking Lots (Tam O'Shanter Drive and Riviera Circle) - 57 total parking spaces (3 ADA)

Current Project Status
Upcoming Milestones
•    100% Construction Drawings/Bid Set with County Corrections (in progress)
•    District provides Administrative Permit Corrections (in progress)
•    Administrative Permit Approval by County (in progress)
•    Consent Agreement for Construction with PG&E 
•    CSD Releases an RFP for Construction 
•    CSD Awards Construction Contract
•    Groundbreaking and construction begins
•    Grand Opening of Renovation and New Amenities!

Completed Milestones
March 25, 2024
County responds with corrections to District and District is updating plan set.
February 27, 2024

Administrative Permit for Land Use submitted to the County
September 5-6, 2023
Pickleball noise study
August 10, 2023
Finalized Court Layout/Design by CSD Board
July 18, 2023
Parks and Planning Committee reviews Court Layout and recommended staff to update design for Board meeting.
June 13, 2023
Community Outreach on New Concept Designs
May 2023

Review design options at May 16, 2023 Parks and Planning Committee with recommendation for community outreach and design updates.
February - April 2023

35% Construction Drawings and Permitting
January 2023
Irrigation surveys and site-check
December 2022
Geotechnical survey complete
November 2022
Kick-off meeting and site walk
September 8, 2022

Board awards professional services contract for construction drawings
June 9, 2022
Board creates Capital Improvement Project for Stephen Harris Renovation