The City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department is working with GSM Landscape Architecture, Inc. and David J. Powers & Associates to develop a Master Plan for Kawana Springs Community Park.This is a continuation of the community park planning process that began in the summer of 2015. The Master Plan will provide a long-range vision to guide development of this 19.2-acre park located in southeast Santa Rosa at Kawana Terrace and Meda Avenue. David J. Powers has been providing ongoing environmental analysis of the park area and GSM is working on the draft design plan. Residents are encouraged to particpate in the planning process to help determine the future of the park!
Public Input Process:
An in-person community meeting to review the draft plan, ask questions and provide input on the design was held on May 20th at Bennett Valley Senior Center (704 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa). 
The draft plan is now online below in the "Discussion" for public viewing and input. The online public input forum for the plan will be open for two full weeks (through June 5th).

A second in-person community meeting will be held on Saturday, June 24th from 1-3pm at Bennett Valley Senior Center, and the updated plan will be presented for community members to provide feedback. 
The plan shown at the June 24th meeting will then be placed online on this webpage (in "Discussion" below) the following Monday (June 26th) and an online public input forum for the plan will remain open for two weeks (through July 10th).

Board of Community Services (BOCS) Meeting - NEW DATE TBD

The draft plan will be presented at a monthly BOCS meeting. There will be an opportunity for the public to provide comment at this meeting; each speaker is allowed three minutes.

     Please note: The BOCS meeting scheduled for June 28 has been canceled.  The draft plan will now either be presented at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the BOCS on Wednesday, July 26th or at a special meeting of the BOCS on July 5th at Finley Community Center, Cypress Room (2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa). Confirmation of the next meeting will be posted here soon. We apologize for any inconvenience


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The first draft design plan for Kawana Springs Community Park was presented at a community meeting on May 20th and is now available online for additional public review and input. Please refer to the "Topic" below to view an enlarged graphic of the Master Plan and to submit your comments.

The second draft design plan for Kawana Springs Community Park was presented at a community meeting on June 24, 2017 and is now available online for additional public review and input.

This second draft reflects a variety of public input that the Recreation and Parks Department received after presenting the first draft during a Community Meeting on May 20, 2017 and from comments submitted online. Based on the received input, the seond draft has been updated with frequently requested additions and other changes that were also well-suited to the site conditions.

A summary of the most significant changes include:

- The addition of a bicycle pump track:  Several requests were received for this amenity which is designed so that a bicycle rider uses a pumping motion without pedaling to ride through a dirt track with small ramps and turns. In conjunction with a big volunteer effort, a bicycle pump track was recently installed at Northwest Community Park and is enjoyed by riders of all ages and abilities. 

- Bocce ball court area was reduced in size from two courts to one court:  One court was removed to accommodate relocation of the children’s play area away from the dog park. 

- Increase in size of children’s play area:  The second draft reflects that the play is planned to be comparable in size to the play equipment at Finley Community Park.

- Turf (grass) area reduced in size from 90,500 square feet to 70,500 square feet:  This was done to accommodate the increase in newly suggested amenities and relocation of certain key items.

- Community garden increased in size to 23,000 square feet from 13,500 square feet: The size of the associated parking lot for the garden area was reduced to increase overall size of the actual garden area.

Other additional minor modifications were made to the plan to reflect received input and best design practices for this site. Large items such as a swim center, baseball, tennis and pickle ball courts were suggested, but not added to the second draft plan because it was determined that they would not be well-suited amenities for such a small, active site with a large slope. There are environmental site constraints, including setbacks for the creek that limit the amount of active-use space available. The park site also provides great views across the city and through the park and adding in large items would reduce the amount of visibility within and out of the park site which was raised as a concern by community members. 

Please refer to the "Topic" below to view an enlarged graphic of the Master Plan and to submit your comments.