Blackstone Village Park Project (Valley View)

Blackstone Village Park Project (Valley View)
Updated as of 9/22/22

Construction activities at Blackstone are ongoing with trail work, driveway, retaining walls, and irrigation work. Most recently, concrete paths were paved as seen in the pictures below. Expect to see the driveway and restroom soon, as well as the parking lot. The overall park completion is expected late fall 2022.

Blackstone Central Park Section drone_7.26.22   Blackstone Concrete Path long section drone_7.26.22

Project Description
Blackstone Village Park is the second park to be developed in the Blackstone Community. This $4.9M park is funded through Park Impact Fees and will include: two play structures - one for 2-5 years olds and the second for 5-12 year olds with inclusive play elements, interpretive signage, a meandering walking paths with fitness nodes, small grass area, preserved wetlands and open space, restrooms, and lighted parking lots. County permits were issued on September 14, 2021 and shortly after temporary fencing was installed. Mobilization occured by mid-October, and a construction trailer will be arriving soon. There is no trespassing at the park until completion. The goal of park completion is Fall of 2022.

For Project Information, click each link below:
Project Description
Park Design and Amenities
Park Amenities
Current Park Status
Overview of the Valley View Specific Plan and Park/Open Space Development

Park Design & Amenities

Blackstone Village Park (Valley View)

Blackstone Village Park (Valley View) Full Concept Plan

Park Amenities:
  • 2-5 Year old playground with inclusive elements
  • 5-12 year old playground with inclusive elements
  • Interpretive signage
  • Meandering walking paths
  • Fitness Nodes
  • Small Grass Area
  • Preserved Wetlands
  • Open Space
  • Restrooms
  • Lighted Parking Lot

Current Project Status - Blackstone Village Park

Upcoming Milestones
Fall 2022
Trail completion, driveway grading and entrance, paving, playground installation; completion of irrigation, electrical, and landscaping.

Winter 2022
Estimated Park Completion

Completed Milestones
June - September 2022
Playground and turf area grading, two large retaining walls with drainage, plumbing and water line connections with restroom installed, drip line irrigation, 90% of trail work.

May 2022
Culverts, Headwall at entrance

March 2022
Grading, prepartion of playground and parking lot areas for construction, and placement of underground utilities and connection of park sewer line

Late September/October 2021
Grubbing and grading of site for parking lot, playground and turf area. Preparing for installation of retaining walls.

September 2021
Temporary fencing was installed. A construction trailer arriving soon, and mobilization in October.

September 14, 2021
County permits issued and final plan approved

June 14, 2021
Ground Breaking Celebration

December 10, 2020
Board of Directors awards of construction contract to KYA

August 13, 2020
Board of Directors approves Parkland Dedication Agreement  and Acceptance of Grant Deed for Blackstone Village Park (Park Site #2)

August 8, 2019
District Board of Directors reviewed and approved Blackstone Village Park (Park Site #2) Conceptual Park Design and Construction Cost Estimate

July 16, 2019
District Parks & Planning committee review of concept designs and recommendations to Board of Directors

June 25, 2019
District Parks & Planning committee review of LLAD Member Input for Park Development

June, 2019
Resident survey closed. Thank you for your feedback.

May, 2019
Postcard being sent to residents requesting survey feedback for park concepts

April, 2019
Community meeting at the Blackstone Clubhouse

February, 2019
Letter sent to Blackstone residents with results of community engagement/comment cards

September, 2018
Community engagement meeting at the Valley View School Gymnasium

June, 2018
Initial designs for Park Site #1 and Park Site #2 received by the District

Feburary, 2015
Valley View Sports Park opened

Overview of the Valley View Specific Plan and Park/Open Space Development

Valley View Specific Plan

The Valley View Specific Plan covers the 2,037 acres of land south of Highway 50 and south of El Dorado Hills Town Center along Latrobe Road. The Valley View development is situated to the East of Latrobe Road and across from the El Dorado Hills Business Park.

The Valley View Specific Plan calls for three separate villages of housing and community development; West Valley Village, East Ridge Village, and White Rock Village. This development contains high-density residential, multi-family residential, and medium density residential.

Park & Open Space Development

There are currently three park spaces within the Valley View Specific Plan that have been acquired by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. The first site, Valley View Sports Park, is a fully-developed park located adjacent to the Montessori school property. Valley View Sports Park opened in February 2015. There are two other sites that have been acquired and are being evaluated for development.

Park Site # 1: This park site is predominately an Oak Grove located in a ravine area, located north of Cornerstone Drive; this park is suitable for a passive/low-impact design

Blackstone Village Park/Park Site # 2: This park is predominately a wetland area located at Blackstone Parkway and Keystone Drive; this park could accommodate an active/moderate-impact design