There was a 2nd public workshop for the Planning & Design of the F- 50 Park (near Fiddyment Elementary School) on Thursday January 22nd at 7 pm -- at the Fiddyment Farm Elementary School - Multi-purpose Room.
"The City takes pride in being able to work closely with the neighborhoods that will use the parks. The start of the design process begins with a public workshop to introduce the proposed park design and obtain input from residents. After the plan is revised, a second workshop is held to present the master plan for review. Final revisions are made based on the input gathered at the workshop. The final master plan is then published and written comments to the final master plan are accepted during the public comment period."
Download a copy of the Roseville Park Planning Process below:
Summary from this meeting:
On January 21, 2015, FFNA board members Loren & Sue Cook and Joe & Sue Van Zant joined other neighbors at a presentation given by Tara Gee of Roseville Parks & Recreation Dept. to provide updates on the planning of the F-50 Park at Fiddyment Farm Elementary. The latest conceptual drawing presented reflected the top concerns expressed by neighbors from the September 2014 meeting. This rough drawing included the following amenities:
- Restrooms , walkway around park perimeter, covered picnic area
- 2 soccer fields, but plenty of open space for other sports usage
- Children’s play equipment and swings (probably similar to Festersen Park)
- 3 pods of adult exercise equipment
Items not to be included:
- Baseball diamonds—neighbors previously expressed concerns over lighting and permanent backstops. However, there will be baseball fields at the big park near the future high school. There are currently 900 children registered for Woodcreek Little League and it will be required to split at 1,000 (kids must stay in the same zip code so fields must accommodate them here).
- Tennis courts—cost is prohibitive, will work with the future high school for 6-8 cluster courts, and there are 2 at Bob Mahan behind St. John’s Church.
- No artificial turf—holds heat 30 degrees hotter, cost prohibitive: only 8-10 years life, and high replacement costs--$650,000 to replace turf at Mahany Park.
$1.5 million has been budgeted for the 8-acre park. Although we are in a Stage 2 drought, recycled water (purple pipe) is used for the West Roseville Specific Plan parks and public areas. So Parks & Rec will move forward in the planning process and presentation to the City Council. Construction could begin late this summer, but more realistically it would be better to break ground in the Spring of 2016.
After the meeting, Tara indicated that the F-50 naming is still in the works, no final decision yet. Your FFNA board will keep you updated as we hear further