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August 20, 2019
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City of RP Updates

Don Schwartz
Rohnert Park a great place to play
July 5, 2019

We’re proud that Rohnert Park is a great place to play. At last count, the city has 20 public playgrounds featuring a variety of amenities to entertain the entire family. We believe that Rohnert Park’s abundant parks and recreation facilities contribute greatly to the health and well-being of our community. 

I’d like to share recreation-related projects that are funded over the next year and scheduled for completion by 2020. Construction of the all-weather field at Sunrise Park is well underway. Once complete, the installed all-weather turf field will host soccer, lacrosse, football, and softball. Other projects at Sunrise Park include the resurfacing of the tennis and basketball courts. 

Additional projects that are underway now or soon will be at a park or recreational facility near you include: 

Honeybee basketball court resurfacing

Dorotea Park basketball court resurfacing

Ladybug tennis court resurfacing and fencing

Rainbow Park basketball court resurfacing

Golis Park basketball, tennis and soccer court resurfacing and fencing

Alicia Park soccer court resurfacing and pool building demolition

Meadow Pines Park playground equipment replacement

Magnolia Park playground equipment replacement

Ladybug Park recreation building roof replacement and pool building demolition

Callinan Sports & Fitness Center energy system upgrade, fire sprinkler replacement and boiler replacement (to provide heat in the building and hot water for showers)

Senior Center roof and heating and air conditioning replacement and restroom renovation.

Our parks and facilities are great places to host your next sports or social event. When making reservations with our Community Services staff, always make sure to ask if any construction or other events are likely to impact your experience.

In June the city council adopted a new Park and Facilities Use and Reservation Policy Handbook and updated Park and Recreation User Fees.  The new policies clarify the rules for facility, park and sports field use and group rentals.  We’ve also had to raise some recreation fees including parks, facility and sports field use fees for the first time in over ten years.  Even with this fee adjustment, Rohnert Park Recreation fees are still the lowest in the area.  For more information about our policies and fees, visit the Rohnert Park Community Services webpage at: www.rpcity.org/parks or call 588-3456.