At this time there isn’t much new information to report from the last update. Today we met with District design consultants and insurance design consultants to receive an update and ask further questions regarding the process of filing the insurance claim. This was also another day of site visits to continue the onsite assessments and determine a total cost of restoration. Luckily the river flows have receded and consultants were able to access the low lying areas of the park. DWR advises that this break in flows are expected to last until May 19th. We plan to take advantage of this opportunity to begin clear cutting the site to prevent future fire hazards by utilizing the local CCC.
Many factors are being determined during the assessment process from permitting to redesigning for future flooding. Consultants have begun a detailed list of restoration elements necessary to reopen the park. Unfortunately it doesn’t look promising to be able to open the park summer of 2017. Local community groups that utilize the park have been advised to seek other alternatives during this time. Both the insurance and FEMA processes are time consuming and will incur much time throughout the summer months. Ideally we will have a contractor on site beginning restoration by August, however this timeline has not been finalized.
The District will be receiving further updates from design consultants at the next scheduled FRRPD Park & Rec Committee meeting on May 10th at 1pm at the District Office, 1875 Feather River Blvd. This will be the initial opportunity for a first look at the beginning assessment phase and to host public comment regarding ideas and suggestions for redesigning. If you have already sent in comment through email or phone those have been taken into account.
As a reminder the park will remain closed to the public until we can assure it is safe for public use. Public Safety is our number one concern.
As always, thank you for your support,
General Manger Apryl Ramage
Concert in the Park summer series, Thursdays beginning June 15th at MLK Park
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As an alternative to walking trails, picnicking, birthday parties, reunions, rentals etc. we would like to remind you the District owns and maintains multiple other facilities. Some of these include Nelson Complex, MLK Park, and Palermo Park all ideal settings for the aforementioned activities.
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