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. At that time, the City Council directed staff to explore relocating the dog park to the area in Poinsettia Community Park previously envisioned for a multigenerational recreation center.
What’s the Latest?
In November 2017, city staff are requested community input on a possible location of a dog park at Poinsettia Community Park. An alternate location recently became available just to the south of the main entrance from Hidden Valley Road, where a community center was previously proposed. Park users and neighbors provided input through an online survey, emails, social media and pop up information centers at the park. Staff will use input on the possible location to make a recommendation to City Council in early 2018. We will update the website with the latest information as it becomes available.