The city identified several projects in the master plan update for this park, following community input and a comprehensive needs assessment. The plans/specifications for Poinsettia Community Park improvements were recommended for approval by the Parks & Recreation Commission on Sept. 19, 2016, and approved by the City Council on Sept. 27, 2016. The project was re-advertised for bids on Feb. 2, 2017. Bids were received on March 21, 2017. On September 12, 2017 the City Council rejected all bids received for the project and directed staff to revise the plans and specifications to remove the dog park from the previously planned location and project scope. Staff will explore relocating the dog park to the area in Poinsettia Community Park previously envisioned for a multigenerational recreation center.
What’s the Latest?
City staff are requesting community input on the possible location of a dog park at Poinsettia Community Park. An alternate location has recently become available just to the south of the main entrance from Hidden Valley Road, where a community center was previously proposed. Park users and neighbors are being asked if they support the possible location of a dog park, and why or why not. Staff will use input on the possible location to make a recommendation to City Council as early as the end of 2017.
Park users and neighbors can provide input through an online survey or in person at pop up information stations on Nov. 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., or Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. 11 a.m. at Poinsettia Community Park. The online survey will be open until Nov. 30.