Forebay Community Park and Playground in the Works

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 30, 2021 / comments

[District V Supervisor, Sue Novasel]

PLACERVILLE, Calif, March 30, 2021 - Community Economic Development Association Pollock Pines (CEDAPP's) Plan:

The community of Pollock Pines is working together to create a historic, inclusive, multi-generational recreation area that is designed to preserve the heritage of Pollock Pines while at the same time providing a safe and healthy outdoor location for kids and adults to have fun, socialize, have family gatherings and enjoy Nature’s Wonderland. 

The plans include an 1850s town with a Native American culture center, two mountain bike trails, a walking trail and two playgrounds.  A much needed new parking lot is planned to be poured.  This will be the only inclusive playground in El Dorado County intended to give disabled youngsters and adults a great time outdoors co-mingling with everyone else.

There have been many fundraisers and multiple grants written as the community works on what it can do on its own (reducing fire fuel) while raising the money needed for this one of a kind recreation area directly across the street from serene Forebay Lake.   

When completed, its uniqueness will draw visitors and tourists and will have the side effect of boosting the economy of not only Pollock Pines but the County as well.

Visit cedapp.biz for more info or call (530) 613-1332.


County's Response:

On Tuesday, March 23rd, the Board of Supervisors approved a Resolution which authorized the submittal of a Parks and Water Bond Act of 2018 (Prop 68) Per Capita Grant Program application to the State of California which includes the restroom replacement at Forebay Park. This is an important first step to implementing the community's long-range vision for the Forebay Park.

While there are certain processes the County must follow within government in order to realize these plans, we are looking forward to working with CEDAPP and the community. The County is eager to engage in the community planning process, which includes required CEQA (environmental) reviews that will ultimately move projects forward as funding becomes available.