The Village/Plaza Project is still waiting on plan review with the county. At this point, the District is working with the Fair Oaks Water District and PG&E to potentially move a water line and a gas line that each travel through the old right of way (now the Clubhouse parking lot). Moving these lines will allow access for future maintenance without forcing any damage to the newly renovated park space. Talks are in progress on how to accomplish this task with as little impact to the public as possible. Demolition of some areas of the site is still estimated to begin towards the end of May.
Talks with San Juan Unified School District for the La Vista School property are moving along nicely; there will potentially be a meeting of our two organizations’ respective Boards in the near future. The acquisition of La Vista would enable a space for girls’ softball fields and varied other District uses within the expansive grounds of the site.
A small amount of Measure J funding was utilized to re-open the unsafe playground in the middle of Phoenix Park; it is now safe and inviting for your family to visit. Bring your kids and have fun!
Swallow Way is slightly delayed due to permitting issues with the County, but the District expects construction to begin very soon.
At April’s Board meeting, the Board of Directors approved staff’s request to move forward on paving the gravel parking lot at Phoenix Park which is adjacent to the Community Gardens. This paving project was approved via community outreach in the original plans for the area as a way to relieve the parking impaction throughout the park, and the project can commence without affecting the potential for the undeveloped areas at Phoenix Park, which will be going back to public outreach when the District is ready to move forward with the broader projects there as a whole.
The District put out a Spring Preview with updates on the Village Park renovation project. You can view that video on Facebook.
Measure J Projects continue on at pace!
Jim Streng Park’s construction documents have been completed and have gone to bid. The District will be considering all bids submitted before picking the appropriate bidder. Construction will commence soon after the bidding process is complete.
Some additional Measure J funding was supplied to the Fair Oaks Bike Park to install an irrigation system and a rolling gate to close the area for maintenance. Final bids are back on the gate fabrication and install, and construction will commence in the beginning of February. The irrigation system was designed and installed by District staff, which was a great cost saving measure while still ensuring high quality workmanship.
Village, Plaza, the Community Clubhouse, and the Veteran’s Memorial Amphitheater are getting closer to construction every day. The park site construction documents are at 100%, the Amphitheater plans at 95%, and the Clubhouse plans are awaiting permits. There is still some final review required of each set of plans before the District goes out to bid. We’ll keep working on each set diligently.
The Village and Plaza Park projects continue in construction document creation and review. COVID-19 has created delays in the review process throughout construction projects across the nation.
Improvements to the Community Clubhouse continue as well. At this point, designs are set and District staff are in the process of deciding on materials and aesthetics for the project.
The Veteran’s Memorial Amphitheater is likewise on-going, as staff is working closely with project architects to identify all potential issues with the design and correct those issues during the finalization of construction documents.
*Project start dates are still estimated to be within quarter one 2021 or the first half of 2021.
Designs for the Village Park project have been returned from the county with comments and are being reviewed by District personnel. Currently they are considered to be at 65% and will need to be updated and returned to County design review. The Amphitheater design is likewise progressing through County design review. Construction is still expected to begin in the first half of 2021.
Construction for Jim Streng Park is awaiting a final construction timeline based on Covid-19 related delays with County design review; however, District staff estimates that construction will begin soon.
Measure J projects continue their review with Sacramento County. Swallow Way, which has been officially named Jim Streng Park, has received comments back from Sac County and staff has worked together with landscape architects to meet those requirements. The changes are minor and will not affect the overall park design. Review continues on the project at Village and Plaza Park, the Community Clubhouse, and the Veteran’s Memorial Amphitheater
The Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District's Board of Directors are seeking applicants for the Bond Oversight Committee (BOC), the independent advisory committee to the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District’s board. The BOC will be responsible for the overview of bond expenditures and to certify that all bond funds will only be spent on allowable bond projects as identified in the ballot language of Measure J. For complete details and to apply please visit https://www.forpd.org/355/Bond-Oversight-Committee.