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City of RP Updates

Darrin Jenkins
Highlight on improvements
October 12, 2018

On Sept. 22 we cut the ribbon and celebrated our new play equipment at Golis Park. We are excited about the new structures and, from the many smiles we saw, the kids are happy about them too. The new play equipment is an example of the city’s collaboration with its residents. We worked with over 50 residents, including the neighborhood children, to select the play structures. This is just one project of many recent and upcoming investments in our neighborhoods. 

Additional projects in recent months and years include renovating and re-opening all park restrooms, installing a par course at Dorotea Park, installing new play equipment at Dorotea and Rainbow Parks and re-surfacing the Magnolia Park tennis courts. We also have opened our newest park, Twin Creeks Park, in the new K section.

At the Sports Center, we have renovated the locker rooms, replaced cardio room equipment, installed a new weight room floor and equipment, and installed water bottle filling stations. 

We’ve put on new roofs at the community center and Performing Arts Center while also repairing the parking lot. The PAC has new sound, lighting and projection equipment. 

At the senior center we’ve repaired the parking lot and sidewalk and replaced the flooring in the activity room. At our three pools we’ve replaced the chemical and filtration systems, renovated Benicia Pool, and resurfaced Magnolia Pool. 

Upcoming projects at our parks include re-surfacing basketball and tennis courts, re-surfacing and converting tennis courts to pickle ball courts at Sunrise Park, constructing bocce ball courts at the sports center and replacing playground equipment at Magnolia, Meadow Pine and the Lacrosse mini park. 

We’ve just started to replace the Sunrise Park grass with an artificial turf field, which should open by the end of next year. We’ll be commissioning two other new parks in our new neighborhoods, including Maurice Fredericks Park and Griffin’s Grove Park. 

We’ll continue to improve the sports center with new entryway flooring, new elliptical machines and repairs on the ventilation system. At the senior center we’ll be adding new floors throughout suite C and in coffee bar area. 

Pumpkin Splash

Come join us Sat., Oct. 20 at Honeybee Pool for this year’s Pumpkin Splash. Swim and pick a pumpkin to embellish at the decoration station. Pre-register online at or call the community center at 588-3456.

Three options to help you with fall cleaning (hint, hint…curbside cleanup)

If your recliner is on its last leg (maybe the dog chewed through the other 3?), then the week of Oct. 15-19 may be the perfect time for your fall cleaning. Residents have several options for this mostly free service. 

Place up to 14 bags, boxes or cans of material (approximately 2 cubic yards) at the curb before 6 a.m. on your regular service day during that week. All items must weigh less than 60 pounds, and some materials are prohibited including construction and demolition debris, loose items, hazardous waste (such as propane tanks, batteries, cleaners, and medicines), and yard trimmings over three inches in diameter or 3 three feet in length. No appointment is necessary for the bags, boxes and cans, or 

Two bulky items and no bags, such as an old piece of furniture and an appliance. There is an additional $20 fee for mattresses. 

Leave one bulky item (with an appointment) and up to seven bags or boxes of smaller items. 

For apartment residents, your landlord should designate a centralized location on the property for this effort.

For bulky items weighing more than 60 pounds, appointments are required and available by calling Recology at 800-243-0291 by 2 p.m. Fri., Oct. 12.  

This opportunity is for residents only; businesses are not eligible to participate. Residents must be current on payments to Recology, our local waste hauler, to participate. Visit for further information on recycling and disposing of hazardous waste. 

Don’t Forget to Register to Vote

The Nov. 6, 2018 election is right around the corner and the deadline to register to vote is Oct. 22. If you haven’t registered yet, register electronically at or by visiting the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters at 435 Fiscal Drive, Santa Rosa. To contact the Registrar of Voters Office call 565-6800.