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The City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department invites your input to help plan the design and development of Roseland Creek Community Park, to be located between McMinn and Burbank Avenues. Please do the following to share your input:

1. Click on the "View PDF" button below to view an enlarged graphic of the current Concept Plan for Roseland Creek Community Park.

2.  Click on the "Topics" button (bottom of page) to submit your comments. 

El Departamento de Recreación y Parques de la Ciudad de Santa Rosa invita a sus contribuciones para ayudar a planificar el desarrollo del Parque Comunitario de Roseland Creek. Esta es una actualización del plan 2015 y ahora está en línea para su visualización pública y entrada hasta el 17 de diciembre de 2017. Haga lo siguiente para compartir sus comentarios:

1. Haga clic en el botón "View PDF" a continuación para ver un gráfico ampliado del Plan Conceptual del Roseland Creek Community Park.

2. Haga clic en el botón "Topics" (abajo de la página) para enviar sus comentarios. 

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Please click the "View Topic" button, then share your thoughts...

Haga clic en el botón "Ver tema" y luego comparta sus pensamientos ...

 

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Bennett Valley over 6 years ago

I like the combination of open lands and amenities in this design. I prefer option B and want to keep all of the other features and amenities shown on the plan.

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McMinn Resident over 6 years ago

I like the open space and protection of natural setting. My family lives on McMinn and we greatly prefer Option Bs restroom location mainly because restrooms may attract homeless and option A is too close to McMinn and residential homes. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of the needs of our neighborhood. Please feel free to contact me for any further feedback.

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Irene B over 6 years ago

My family frequently walks down Burbank, and really value protecting the natural character of the area; appreciate how you try to balance that with needs of visitors, in creating rec space and parking/restrooms, etc. I strongly support the interactive and educational aspects of creating this park, and feel it's a natural outgrowth of preserving this environment, and teaching future generations to protect it and other ecologically fragile areas. Having families and visitors of all ages should keep the park safe, and also continue this legacy of preservation (I prefer Option A.). Thanks!

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Alicia Krueger over 6 years ago

Hi Irene, I live at the corner of Hughes and McMinn. My bedroom window would literally open out onto the restrooms and public gathering space Option A. I'm sure you would not like to wake up to the smell of a park bathroom wafting in through your window or the sound of public toilets flushing. I ask you to reconsider your preference for Option A and in the name of continuing preservation (the purchase of this land was funded by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District with the intent of conserving this land), ask for neither option A nor B.

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Will B over 6 years ago

It looks like you're planning to put a nature center, parking area, picnic area, and dog park where a home and garden currently exist. Also the lower parking/restroom seems to go on top of a different home and barn. How do those homeowners feel about this? Any reason not to build these structures adjacent to these homes instead of bulldozing them? Seems like plenty of space, not sure why coexistence isn't possible.

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Jean Wallace over 6 years ago

Thank you for including a potential dog park. These facilities also need to have large, irrigated trees planted within and perhaps protected with some type of permanent, aesthetic fencing. A couple of picnic tables in the radius of the shade trees (both in the mornings and afternoons) would be wonderful for the dog owners to congregate while the dogs are running about.

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Christina R over 6 years ago

I like Plan B with the bathrooms on Burbank. Very exciting development!

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Lisa McKee over 6 years ago

comment...I like Option B as the bathrooms are closer to the picnic area and not in the corner. Mainly they just need to be where they will bother people living near them. A large play structure would be good - lots of climbing areas would be good also.

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Kathleen Holcomb over 6 years ago

Please plant natives. Besides being drought resistant and low-maintenance, they provide more food for birds and other critters.

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Jeanne Byers Spraetz over 6 years ago

It is difficult to gauge the number of parking spaces available in the plan....just make sure there are enough in various areas of the park so there isn't overuse of street parking to compete with residential parking.

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Jeanne Byers Spraetz over 6 years ago

Consider water fountain and restrooms near the picnic area. Have available trash cans in areas other than the picnic area.

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Cyndi M over 6 years ago

I like Option A, since there are already two restrooms on the westside of the park.

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Alicia Krueger over 6 years ago

Hi Chndi, I live at the corner of Hughes and McMinn. My bedroom window would literally open out onto the restrooms and public gathering space Option A. I'm sure you would not like to wake up to the smell of a park bathroom wafting in through your window or the sound of public toilets flushing. I ask you to reconsider your preference for Option A and in the name of continuing preservation (the purchase of this land was funded by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District with the intent of conserving this land), ask for neither option A nor B.

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Jennifer Simms over 6 years ago

I like Option B bathrooms. I also like the idea of a maturing looking play structure. San Francisco zoo one of the best I've ever seen. I attached an example. And I also like the other comments of making sure trash cans are available. I don't mind picking up others Trash as long as there is somewhere for me to discard it close by

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Sarah Peckham over 6 years ago

Option B does seem to be the better of the 2. Both options seem to be sut up so far from the parking areas. How will the traffic of the new spaces effect the surrounding residence, traffic and street parking.?

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Arlie Haig over 6 years ago

I wish you luck in resolving all the differences about park design. Current plan seems good although the comment about restrooms on both sides seems valid. And new concepts/designs in play structures is a good idea also. Would be great to develop available site areas immediately and when additional land is purchased, continue to do the development there. I see property lines drawn on the map but they are undefined as to ownership or status. Can this be clarified? Although it has not been added, I still champion a community garden there!

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Jim Bray over 6 years ago

I am very glad the City is now regarding this precious resource as a Nature or Natural Park. I do not think that Option A or B is necessary. Please consolidate picnic, group, sports courts and restrooms in the middle lot being purchased by the City. No dog park or Turf please. And I am not sure a Pomo Center is needed in this park.

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Nicola James over 6 years ago

How much of this area will be handicap accessible also it looks like you need another rest area and shaded area in the more active space and I would want water in the dog park and at the picnic areas and along the hiking area I also want to know how many parking spaces and handicap spaces there are and how are we going to access this Park when Burbank is only two lanes and we have a school there so that means that it will tie up traffic even more what is being done about this I would also like to know if this area will be patrol and how often because of the homeless and possible criminal activity that may be a problem how will this be handled and will there be a citizen Involvement also since there are areas of wild growth how will they be taken care of because of the possibility of fire

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Irene B over 6 years ago

Now that i see more responses, I wonder if there's a way to put more centrally located restrooms, for instance closer to the parking areas and farther from residences along McMinn and Burbank?

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Lori D over 6 years ago

I like option B. It would be nice to have a water fountain fiture for kids, like they have in Rohnert park by the library. Maybe if the turf field had a soccer field, the nearby high school ( RUP) can use it and the local woman soccer league may be interested in renting the field as well. They are always looking for good fields to play on. Renting it to adult leagues would generate income to help maintain the field. It will be nice to have an area nearby to go for walks and runs and not have to drive to Howard park.

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Cody W over 6 years ago

I am glad to see the Oak Woodland left in place. There are also interpretive signs and a classroom area planned. I think it would be well worth including Native American history and cultural significance and use of the Oak Woodlands on some displays. This could be of particular use to the natural resources management, environmental discovery and California history of grade school curriculum.

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