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Current Project Status

Econome Family Park (formerly Park Site #44)

Future Park Location

Funding for the master development plan was approved in the FY 2015-2016 budget.

The site for this 12-acre future park is located at the corner of Blue Ravine Road and Parkway Drive North.  

The Folsom City Council approved the park programming on February 24, 2015 as a part of the City of Folsom Parks and Recreation Master Plan - 2015 Update.

The approved programming includes two lighted synthetic turf soccer fields w/ lacrosse field overlay, lighted tennis courts (2) and lighted basketball court (1), children's play area, group picnic area w/ shade shelter, bike trail connection, and parking for 134+/- cars. 

The master development plan process has started through a series of neighborhood meetings in April and early May 2015.  Please check back for a summary of comments received at those meetings.  Upon completion of the meetings the city's Consultant, Siegfried Engineering, Inc. will be developing alternative concept designs.  These plans will be presented for review and comment at future neighborhood meetings and the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Once the Consultant is able to start a refined concept we will begin the environmental review per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  Ultimately the CEQA review and refined master development plans will be available for public review and comment before being taken to the Folsom City Council.  We anticipate the process continuing until going to the City Council in November.

Proposed Schedule:
  • Program review and neighborhood meetings - April to May 2015
  • Development of Concept Plan(s) - May - June 2015
  • Project update report to the Parks and Recreation Commission - July 2015
  • Neighborhood and public review of Concept Plan - June to July 2015
  • Consultant refinement of Concept Plan(s) based on comments received - July to September 2015
  • Beginning of CEQA review based on refined plan - July 2015
  • Presentation to Parks and Recreation Commission - September 2015
  • Public review and comment of CEQA document - September to October 2015
  • Presentation to the Folsom City Council - November 2015
  • Authorization to start construction documents  December 2015
  • Preparation of construction documents December 2015 to February 2016
  • Bid project for construction - March -April 2016
  • Award construction contract and authorize start - May 2016
  • Construction May to December 2016
  • Park open - January 2017
Contact Senior Park Planner, Jim Simpson (916) 355-7249 for more information.

Early Tree Plantings (Park Sites # 42, #43, #53 and the bike trail slope in Rodeo Park)

The FY 15-16 CIP Budget included early tree planting at Park Site #53 (Silberhorn Drive at Golf Links Drive).  Staff negotiated with The Sacramento Tree Foundation and was able to have these sites added to the STF mitigation planting project list for 2015-2016.  City Council authorized the city installation of water supplies and the STF is providing the drip irrigation, all tree plantings and multi-year maintenance for the plantings and irrigation systems.

These plantings will start off small but within 5--10 years should provide a significant contribution to the environment.

Contact Senior Park Planner, Jim Simpson (916) 355-7249 for more information.

Nisenan Park

Master Development Plan

A dedication ceremony was held on Friday, September 9, 2011.  Following the dedication the lighted baseball field was dedicated and named to honor Ken Grossfeld, Parks and Recreation Commission Chair, who passed away August 29, 2011.  Enjoy the splash play area from May until October!

Check out the hiking trail!  

Hiking trail entry

Portion of trail switchback

The "Helpings Hands" workday project initiated on May 8, 2010 provided the start of the hiking trail included in the master development plan.  Approximately 700 feet of trail was cleared and grubbed from the paved bike tail to an overlook point in the oak woodland.  Finish grading and decomposed granite surfacing was placed on approximately 400 feet.   As part of his Eagle Scout Project, Alex King, completed the remaining 400 feet of decomposed granite trail and weeded the earlier 300 feet.  The trail head is located approximately 800 feet south of the Golf Links Drive entry to the park.  Follow the bike trail towards Vista del Lago High School.  This trail will be approximately 0.45 miles in length (2,400 LF) when completed.  Additional Eagle Scout projects are in the planning stages for installation of a trail head bench and information kiosk as well as the trail blazing needed for the remaining 1,800 lineal feet of trail.  Additional project sponsers are needed fro another kiosk, additional benches, and improving the trail surface and grade.  Eagle Scout Alex Crowley completed the installation of a bench and infomation kiosk at the beginning of the trail.

Contact Senior Park Planner Jim Simpson (916) 355-7249 for more information

Hinkle Creek Center

Master Development Plan


Construction of the building project is complete.  The building was dedicated on April 24, 2010.

The 2011 Trails Day project continued the interpretive trail construction on April 14, 2011.


2011 Trails Day

City staff conducted a "team building" work day to complete a section of the decomposed granite trail, low curb wall, and cobble drainage swale on June 16, 2011.  Completion of this work now satisfies the Land Water Conservation grant. 

Further trail improvements require constructing an elevated boardwalk and bridge to continue the accessible trail on the other side of Hinkle Creek.  The local REI store has provided a $5,000 grant to the Friends of the Folsom trails to help fund the boardwalk.  Future work will depend on additional funding and volunteer efforts.

Contact Senior Trail Planner Jim Konopka at 351-3516, or Senior Park Planner, Jim Simpson at 355-7249 for questions regarding this project.

Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park

Master Development Plan

This Master Development Plan includes a cross-country trail, track and field throwing event area, picnic tables, a group picnic area, benches, restroom/storage building, a boat rental concession structure, a shade shelter, child's play equipment area, parking, paddle boat and a fishing piers. The first phase developed the cross country trail, cross country start/finish area, and the track and field throwing event area.

The second phase of the Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park development is complete.  This phase included a restroom structure, accessible pathway, picnic tables, landscape plantings, safety fencing, and a floating fishing pier.

The installation of play equipment in the two areas included on the Master Plan was completed in July 2014.

Future phases of the master plan are currently unfunded.  City organized community service projects are continuing to provide oak tree plantings and trail improvements.

Questions regarding this project may be directed to Senior Park Planner, Jim Simpson (916) 355-7249.

Livermore Community Park

Master Development Plan

The modified Master Development Plan (see link above) was approved by City Council on June 26, 2007.

The Phase 4 project was completed and accepted by the City on April 30, 2009.  

The remaining undeveloped portion located on the corner of Riley Street and MacAdoo Drive will be Phase 5.  Phase 5 is currently unfunded.

The Folsom Athletic Association funded the development of a sports organization storage building and additional bleachers for the visiting team side of the football field.  The structure is anticipated to be complete for the 2013 football season.

For more information contact Senior Park Planner, Jim Simpson at (916) 355-7249.

Park Site #51

Future Park Location

This project is located on Broadstone Parkway adjacent to the future Folsom High School in the Empire Ranch development. The Updated Parks and Recreation Master Plan proposes development of approximately 8 acres of the 18+ acre site due to slope constraints. The site also includes a 1.5+ acre pond. Programmed improvements include one youth baseball/softball field, soccer field (overlay), pond improvements; children's play area, group picnic area, restroom, and parking.

No funding has been identified for this project in FY13-14.

Contact Senior Park Planner, Jim Simpson (916) 355-7249 for more information.

Russell Ranch Park (formerly Park Site #52)

Future Park Location

This 5.75-acre project is located on Empire Ranch Road in the Empire Ranch development. On August 25, 2005 the City Council directed staff to program this park development to include reconstruction of the Russell Ranch Barn for static display with an agricultural and farming theme to the park design. Program improvements include open turf meadow, reconstructed Russell Ranch Barn, children's play area, group picnic area, community gardens, restroom, bike trail connection, and parking.

A portion of the site also proposed for the location of a new fire station for Empire Ranch which results in approximately 4.75 acres of park development. Staff is coordinating with the Fire Department on the fire station planning.

No funding has been identified for this project in FY13-14.

Contact Senior Park Planner, Jim Simpson (916) 355-7249 for more information.

Zoo Renovation Project

Accessibility improvements - First and second phase improvements for public accessibility (Ticket Booth, Wolf Deck, Log Cabin, Folsom City Lions Park pathways, Zoo Entry and interior waklways) were completed.  Funding is through CDBG grants administered by the Community Development Department.  Additional funding was requested in the FY12-13 CIP budget to proceed with a Phase Three project.  The Phase Three Cougar Plaza ADA Improvements were completed over a two-week period starting July 2, 2012.  Construction is complete but Zoo staff will be installing additional benches.

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary Updates

                                                                                                                                                                                    Updated 5/21/2015
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