Following a public outreach and community engagement process, the City is pleased to share updated Spring Lake Parks master plans. The Woodland City Council will consider these plans at their meeting on Tuesday, October 19.
These updated master plans were developed to inform completion of three existing neighborhood parks: Jack Slaven Park, Rick Gonzales Sr. Park, and Spring Lake Park. Completion of these parks is planned for 2022 with opening in early 2023. The City also collected input on future amenities for the central park to inform a future master plan for that four to five acre park. Feedback received from an online amenities survey and an open house, among other opportunities for public input, led to these updates.
The Spring Lake Specific Plan includes three neighborhood parks and a central park.
Jack Slaven Park was built in 2010 with a remaining portion (one acre) to be completed at a later date. The updated master plan proposes to complete this park with a dog exercise area, a half-basketball court, and landscaping and walkways.
Rick Gonzales Sr. Park was built in 2018. Seven acres were developed in the first construction phase and three acres remain undeveloped. The updated master plan for the park proposes to construct a tennis court (also striped for pickleball) and complete landscaping along the West and East sides of the park. In addition, the updated master plan reflects the roughly two acres of the park under consideration for potential expansion of Spring Lake Elementary School. Discussions between the City and School District also include the possibility of public access to the fields and courts built as part of the campus during non-school hours. If the potential expansion option does not proceed, the City will update the master plan to include additional turf and a basketball court.
Spring Lake Park was developed in 2018 with a first phase of two acres, leaving six acres undeveloped. The updated master plan for the park proposes to add a youth soccer field, a sports court, a multi-use field, an ages 5-12 play structure, a group picnic area, a walking path, unprogrammed open lawn, and restrooms.
The future central park located on Parkland Avenue and Harry Lorenzo Avenue is planned to be four to five acres. Input was received on the desired amenities for this park that will be used to develop a draft master plan closer to the time that the park is planned to be constructed. Additional public input will be solicited before finalizing the central park's master plan.
Questions? Visit the Spring Lake Community Information page, view the updated parks master plans, or contact Communications Manager & Policy Analyst Spencer Bowen at email@example.com. The City welcomes community input and public comment at the October 19 City Council meeting when these master plans will be considered for approval.
A brief summary of recent actions and future steps toward updating Spring Lake parks:
- June 5 - July 7, 2021: Online Parks Amenities Survey
- August 26, 2021: Public Open House to summarize survey results and get feedback on draft master plan updates
- September 21, 2021: Presentation to the Parks Subcommittee
- September 27, 2021: Parks Commission Report on updated master plans
- October 19, 2021: City Council consideration and potential approval of master plans
- Spring 2022: Project bidding
- 2022 construction season: Construction begins
- Spring 2023: Parks completion and opening