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Current District Projects

The district will periodically update the status of these projects. 

Other Projects Scheduled for FY 2022-2023

  • Park Pathway Replacement (various parks) – Budget:  $10,000  - Funding Source:  General Fund
  • Ridgepoint Park Playground Fence – Budget:  $10,000 – Funding Source:  General Fund
  • Larchmont Park Benches and Picnic Tables – Budget:  $7,500 -  Funding Source:  General Fund

Capehart Gymnasium Renovation Project

Capehart Gymnasium will soon have a new floor, bleachers and basketball backboard installed.  The project will break ground in July with a completion date of September 2022.  The District received a $205,000 Proposition 68 Per Capita Grant for this project.

June, 17, 2022:  The construction firm selected by the District will begin demolishing the current gym floor in July.  The gym will be closed for approximately 45-60 days during project construction.  Budget:  $205,000. Funding Source:  Proposition 68 Per Capita Grant.

 

Sierra Creek Park

The NHRPD has submitted an application for a $2.85 million grant through the Statewide Park Program to design and construct Sierra Creek Park, which is a 7.2 acre parcel located at Watt Avenue and Davidson Drive, Antelope. On December 9, 2021 we learned that NHRPD was granted the $2.85 millon grant.  With this money Sierra Creek Park will include children’s playgrounds, group and individual covered picnic areas, trail system, a community garden, parking lot, outdoor performance area, pedestrian bridges crossing the creek, information placards identifying wildlife found in the park and creek area, trail exercise stations, community art, etc. 

Tentative Project Timeline:  Winter 2021-March 2025
Board of Directors Approved:  Yes
Public Participation:  Yes
Budget:  $2.85 Million Grant from the Statewide Park Program
December 9, 2021: $2.85 Million Grant Awarded to North Highlands Recreation & Park District for “Sierra Creek Park”
December 20, 2021:  The District has been notified by the State of California Parks Department that it has been awarded a grant for Sierra Creek Park in the amount of $2.85 million dollars.  The district was one of 112 out of approximately 500 applicants to receive a park grant.  Additional information on this project will soon be posted to the district website.
January 10, 2022:  The District is in the process of developing an RFP (Request for Proposal) from landscape architect firms for the project.  It is anticipated that this will be completed by the end of January 2022.
June 17, 2022: The District will evaluate proposals submitted by landscape architect design firms in late June and then hold interviews to select the preferred firm in July 2022.  The goal is to break ground on the new park summer 2023.  Budget:  $2.85 million.  Funding Source:  Proposition 68 California Statewide Park Program Grant.

 

District Parks & Recreation Master Plan

Contingent upon funding approval by the district’s Board of Directors (December 2021), the district will embark upon developing a comprehensive Ten Year Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan.  This document will provide an inclusive framework for orderly and consistent planning for a wide variety of district projects, including land acquisition, development, and administration of parks and recreation resources, programs, and facilities.

This Master Plan will serve as a road map for providing high quality parks and recreation facilities for residents and visitors to the North Highlands Recreation and Park District.  It will include a detailed examination of existing park sites and recreation facilities, providing the basis for an in-depth community discussion and analysis of the needs and priorities of park and facility users.

Tentative Project Timeline:  March 2022-January 2023
Board of Directors Approved:  December 2021
Public Participation:  Yes
Budget:  $80,000-$100,000
December 2, 2021: During the November 11, 2021 board meeting, the North Highlands Recreation and Park District’s Board of Directors approved $90,000 for the purpose of developing a 10-year comprehensive master plan. This project will start in early 2022.
December 20, 2021: No additional update at this time.
January 10, 2022:  Staff will develop an RFP (Request for Proposal) from landscape architect firms for this project sometime after the Sierra Creek Park RFP has been completed.
June 17, 2022: The District will evaluate proposals submitted by landscape architect design firms in later June and then schedule interviews to select the preferred firm in July 2022.  The goal is to begin the community outreach element of the master plan in late summer or early fall 2022.  Budget:  $90,000.  Funding Source:  District’s General Fund.

 

Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Transition Plan

The district has contracted with DAC (Disability Access Consultants) to complete the ADA Transition Plan and ADA Self-Evaluation Plan.  The objective is to review and evaluate all district facilities to ensure that they ADA compliant or that a plan is developed that will make them compliant over a period of time.

Tentative Project Timeline:  October 2021 – October 2022
Board of Directors Approved:  Yes (FY 2021-2022 Budget)
Public Participation:  No (Staff driven)
Budget:  $50,000
December 2, 2021: This project is currently underway with DAC (Disability Access Consultant staff) currently onsite evaluating all district facilities and parks for ADA compliance.
December 20, 2021:  DAC facility site inspectors are currently in the process of inspecting all district facilities and parks.
January 10, 2022:  DAC inspectors have completed visiting and inspecting all District facilities.
June 17, 2022: Budget:  $50,000. Funding Sources:  District’s General Fund, CAPRI and DAC. The District’s liability insurance carrier California Association of Parks and Recreation Indemnity (CAPRI) will pay 10% of the cost and DAC is also providing a 10% group discount.  Actual District cost is estimated to be approximately $40,000.

 

Chardonnay Park Children's Playground Equipment Replacement and Turf Renovation Project

Chardonnay Park is a 3.4 acre neighborhood park located at La Tour and Monument Drive, North Highlands, CA. New children’s play equipment, benches and tables will replace the current park equipment.  Additionally, the park turf area will be renovated to improve the existing turf area. This is a separate project that will begin in early 2022.

Tentative Project Timeline:  January 2022 – July 2022 (Children’s play equipment). Turf renovation project is ongoing for approximately 18 months.
Board of Directors Approval:  Yes (FY 2021-2022 Budget)
Public Participation:  Yes (selection of play equipment and color scheme)
Budget:  $100,000 (playground equipment) $15,000 (turf renovation)
December 2, 2021: The playground and park equipment replacement will begin in early 2022.  On November 23, the first application of broadleaf weed killer and liquid fertilizer was applied by the District’s landscape contractor.
December 20, 2021:  No additional update on the Chardonnay playground replacement project at this time.  The first application of broad leaf weed killer and liquid fertilizer was completed recently to the park turf area by the District’s contractor.
January 10, 2022:  No additional updates at this time.
June 17, 2022: It is anticipated that Ridgepoint Park will be completed in mid-to late July 2022 and Chardonnay in mid-to late August 2022. The Budget for both parks is:  $292,243.  Funding Sources include the District’s General Fund and Developer Impact Fees.

Playground Dedication Ceremony:  The District will host a dedication ribbon cutting ceremony for both parks later this summer.  Check the district’s website for future updates.

 

Ridgepoint Park Children's Playground Equipment Replacement and Turf Renovation Project

Ridgepoint Park is a 6.0 acre neighborhood park located at Tipwood Way, Sacramento, CA.  New children’s playground equipment, benches and picnic tables will replace the older equipment located in the park.  Additionally, the park turf area will be renovated to improve the existing turf area.  This is a separate project that will begin in November 2021.

Tentative Project Timeline:  January 2022 – July 2022 (Children’s play equipment).  Turf renovation project is ongoing for approximately 18 months.
Board of Directors Approval:  December 2021
Public Participation:  Yes (Selection of play equipment and color scheme)
Budget:  $120,000 (playground equipment) $15,000 (turf renovation)
December 2, 2021: The playground and park equipment replacement will begin in early 2022.  On November 23, the first application of broadleaf weed killer and liquid fertilizer was applied by the District’s landscape contractor.  Replacement of the outdoor basketball court backboards and rims is scheduled for the first 2 weeks of December.
December 20, 2021:  No additional update on the Ridgepoint Park playground replacement project at this time.  The first application of broad leaf weed killer and liquid fertilizer was completed recently to the park turf area by the District’s contractor.
January 10, 2022:  Basketball backboards, rims and nets installation have been completed.
June 17, 2022: It is anticipated that Ridgepoint Park will be completed in mid-to late July 2022 and Chardonnay in mid-to late August 2022. The Budget for both parks is:  $292,243.  Funding Sources include the District’s General Fund and Developer Impact Fees.

Playground Dedication Ceremony:  The District will host a dedication ribbon cutting ceremony for both parks later this summer.  Check the district’s website for future updates.

 

HVAC Replacement: Kay F. Dahill Community Center & Capehart Gymnasium Facility

Tentative Project Timeline:  FY 2021-2022
Public Participation:  No
Budget:  $75,000 (Part of a group project improvement package)
December 2, 2021: The district is in the process of receiving bids for this project.
December 20, 2021:  Due to an unexpected emergency, the district is in the process of replacing two HVAC units.  In addition to the replacement unit at the Community Center, the district will replace a second unit at the state licensed child care center located at the Capehart gymnasium facility.
January 10, 2022: A new HVAC unit has been installed at Capehart Gym for the state licensed child care facility.  The District will replace one, possibly two new HVAC units in the community center (to be determined).
June 17, 2022: HVAC Replacement in the Kay F. Dahill Community Center.

 

ADA Electronic Automatic Doors: Kay F. Dahill Community Center & District Office

Replace existing hand operated glass entrance doors with push button electronic ADA doors

Tentative Project Timeline:  FY 2021-2022
Public Participation:  No
Budget:  $75,000 (Park of a group project improvement package*)
December 2, 2021: The contractor is in the process of ordering the new doors for the Community Center and District Office Complex.  Installation will begin once the parts have been received.
December 20, 2021:  Vortex doors has been selected to fabricate and install the electronic ADA doors.
January 10, 2022:  Electronic ADA doors are currently being fabricated by the contractor.  An installation date has not been scheduled at this time.
June 17, 2022: This project was completed!

 

District Office Carpet Replacement

Tentative Project Timeline:  FY 2021-2022
Public Participation:  No
Budget:  $75,000 (Part of a group project improvement package*)
December 2, 2021: This project is scheduled to be completed in December 2021.
December 20, 2021:  This project was completed!

 

Park Concrete Pathway Replacement Project/Strizek Park Irrigation System Evaluation

Remove and replace portions of concrete park pathways and Strizek Park Irrigation System Evaluation

Tentative Project Timeline:  FY 2021-2022
Board of Directors Approval:  Yes (FY 2021-2022 Budget)
Public Participation:  No
Budget:  $45,000
December 2, 2021: Project bids have been received by the district with a final bid to be accepted by mid-December 2021.  Project areas include Brock Park, Larchmont Park, Karl Rosario Park and the District Office Complex. Work will begin shortly thereafter weather permitting.  Strizek Park irrigation system will begin sometime in spring 2022.
December 20, 2021:  The district has selected Concrete by Three Brothers as the contractor on this project.  Work will begin soon (weather permitting).
January 10, 2022:  No new update at this time.
June 17, 2022: This project was completed!