November 2020

November is a time to give thanks, and we begin this month with a Dedication Ceremony on Veterans Day at Promontory Community Park. All gave some, and some gave all, thank you Veterans. We honor each of you!

District Offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on November 11th as well as the Thanksgiving holiday on November 26-27th.
In This Issue

November Board of Directors Zoom Call Meeting
When: Thursday,
November 12, 2020 at 5:30pm
Attend Meeting Online:
Call-in Option:
1 (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID:
870 2672 1214

*NOTE: People wishing to provide Public Comment in the November Board of Directors Meeting must notify Staff no later than Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 3:00pm.
Please email your RSVP to
The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors meet regularly the second Thursday of every month. 
Click here for more information. Board Agenda Packet will be available for download the Friday before the meeting.
District Contact Information
Registration Office
(916) 933-6624
Gilmore Center (Closed)
(916) 614-3200
Sports Department
(916) 614-3223
Community Pool
(916) 614-3228
Youth Development
(916) 614-3225
District Main Address
1021 Harvard Way
Gilmore Senior Center Address (Closed)
990 Lassen Lane
Parks Building Address
1030 St. Andrews Drive
Useful Links
& Opportunities

District News & Updates
Veterans Day Dedication Ceremony
Join us at Promontory Community Park 
Help us honor all who served on Veterans Day! El Dorado Hills CSD, El Dorado Hills Promise Foundation, and Boy Scout Troop 645 are proud to announce the dedication ceremony of Veterans Memorial at Promontory Community Park, 2700 Alexandra Way on Veterans Day.

Please join on November 11, 2020 at 10:00am for the dedication ceremony of Veterans Memorial and help us honor Veterans in El Dorado Hills and beyond.

2021 Master Plan Update
Your Feedback is Essential

El Dorado Hills Community Service District (District) is updating
the parks and recreation facilities Master Plan. El Dorado Hills
residents are invited to help the District by participating in a short interactive survey, which can directly impact the direction of the
2021 Master Plan.

The Master Plan will guide the creation and maintenance of park
and recreation spaces and programs that support the health
and well-being of El Dorado Hills community members and our
environment. Your input is essential to the planning process.

A Message from Kevin Loewen, General Manager
Your Feedback is Essential

We work diligently to provide a multitude of programs and resources to our residents. From park management to community programs designed for all ages, to youth sports leagues and after school programs, your Community Services District strives to continually plan for and deliver state of the art equipment and programs to our region.

With over 50 years of serving El Dorado Hills, we have successfully managed nearly 300 acres of parks and open space and we would love the ability to provide even more amenities for the District. Ideas include enhancing our existing facilities with safety improvements, providing shade at all playgrounds, building-out Bass Lake Regional Park, a modern Community Center, and much more. With new parks and recreational programs comes a heightened cost. To continue our mission of developing new and improved amenities for our community, we will begin looking at new funding options and ways the community can assist in achieving these goals.

Take the survey today:
Community Clean Up Day
Fall into your clean up on November 14th from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Gently used household items, large & small appliances, sinks, microwaves, TV's, E-Waste, furniture, sleeper sofas, green waste, fence material, barbeques, toys, bikes, sports & exercise equipment.
Refrigerators, mattresses and box springs, Commercial waste, Construction debris, concrete, drywall, insulation, plywood, rocks, stucco, siding, dead animals, hazardous waste, paint, solvents, chemicals, batteries, herbicides, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, florescent bulbs & tubes, air compressors, landscape equipment with gas or oil in it, motor oil, propane cylinders, tires.

For more information call 916-933-6624 x0
Village Green Park Waterfall
Parks Department keeping our parks beautiful
Before and after of the Village Green Park's waterfall. Sending our thanks to Waterworks Aquatic Management for the impressive cleaning they provided recently.
See more EDHCSD updates on our Facebook page.
Thank You for Joining Us 
Long lines lead to a spooktacular fun event!

From the ghosts to the ghostbusters; thank you for joining us, El Dorado Hills! We sincerely apologize for the long wait times, and thank you for your grace and understanding as the response to this event was Marshmallow Man huge (see what we did there?). We are so very grateful to the many organizations and families for creating festive trunks and passing out candy to over 800 cars. Thank you again for coming out to the 2020 drive-thru Trunk-or-Treat!
Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners
Great work carving those pumpkins!

1st Place- Gygax Family  (Mike & Dillon)
2nd Place- Peterson Family (Monster Pumpkin)
3rd Place- Simpson Family (Josie- Clown)
1st Place- Thakur Family (Star & Moon Pumpkin)
2nd Place- Reichard Family (Cat Pumpkin)
3rd Place- Simpson Family (Harry - Jack 'o Lantern)
Overall Best:
Peterson Family- (Mickey Mouse Pumpkin pictured above)

Thank you to all who carved and submitted your creative pumpkin designs. 
Cal Fire in the Teen Center Last Month 
Emergency Crew set up to reconcile and audit North Complex West Zone Fire

Cal Fire who was overseeing the North Complex West Zone fire used the Teen Center last month. Tasks they accomplished included: processing, reconciling and auditing all matters related to combating the fire effort. Objects and services contracted from private companies include bulldozers, trailers, restrooms, tents, laundry services, and etc. They reviewed over 300 documents, so all items were accounted for and validated.

Happy to lend a hand to our friends at Cal Fire.
Trash Pick Up - A New Route Gets Added in EDH
Route changes are scheduled to be effective this week

To absorb growth and help with efficiencies, El Dorado Disposal has added an additional route in El Dorado Hills. Residents have been notified by phone from El Dorado Disposal, but as a reminder here's what can be expected:
  • Small number of Serrano customers will experience day-change, majority will remain on same service schedule. Customers off of Southerness Dr. service day will move from Monday to Tuesday.
  • Heritage community's service day will move from Thursday to Tuesday
  • Bridlewood community's service day will move from Tuesday to Friday
  • Wilson Blvd Changes
    • North of Wilson Blvd; Service day will change from Monday to Wednesday
    • South of Wilson Blvd; Service day will change from Tuesday to Thursday
For questions please send an email to El Dorado Disposal
Hybrid Care: Distance Learning + Adventure Zone
As schools reopen the CSD has AM & PM cohort child care available for families Monday - Friday 7:45am - 6:00pm.
In our ongoing pursuit to meet our community's needs and in recognizing the varying ways the whole COVID-19 situation has impacted us, the CSD is offering care for youth that incorporates assistance throughout school hours for both AM and PM cohorts.

Questions? Contact Michael Cottrell at

Welcome to the Team
The Parks Department welcomes new team members!
The District is excited to welcome Kevin and Jeff to the El Dorado Hills CSD Park's Department team recently. Please help us welcome them on social media this week. Follow the link below to see if any of our current opportunities sing to you or someone you know!

Keep a Safe Distance in Parks and on the NYC Trail
Thank you for practicing social distancing!

2020 Winter Guide
Digital copy will be available this week

The 2020 Winter Guide is coming soon! Check our social media pages and website for the digital version later this week. A paper copy will be published, mailed and delivered around the 2nd week of November. 
Community Pool
Your November update
The perfect fall weather is finally upon us and with that comes the ideal temperatures to complete the necessary work on the pool deck and pool interior, which will wrap up the project. The pool will remain drained while the contractor completes the resealing process. The pool deck will be receiving the color seal and enhancements over the next three weeks. Our contractor and staff are meeting weekly to review project status so that we can provide our User Groups and Community the most up-to-date status. As of now, the pool decking and interior are on track for being complete by mid-December. Stay tuned for more updates!

The District is conducting a community-wide, interactive survey to learn more about what you and your family would like to see over the next five years. Have you taken the survey yet? 
Why is Kalithea Park Closed?
Renovation Update

Kalithea Park has been closed for Renovation. Over the past several weeks staff have completed repairs and applied a fresh coat of paint to the backstop, stone fascia has begun being installed on the new restroom building, the playground equipment has been inspected and new parts are on their way to address a few issues that were found. A new drinking fountain has been ordered and will be installed soon. The necessary soils test was completed on the turf and an irrigation audit is beginning the first week of November. Next will come the full turf renovation, which we plan to have completed to reopen the park by late spring.
As a reminder, we do have No Trespassing signs posted to keep everyone safe while we continue to make several park improvements. Please contact the Parks Department directly for questions or additional information at (916) 933-6624x0. 
Fresh New Look When You Register for a Class!
We've been working behind the scenes

When you go to register for a class, you'll notice we've updated our look online! Our new website is coming soon, too. We're in need of a few more BETA testers, are you interested? Reply back to this newsletter if you want to help. Otherwise, here's a few classes you can begin to register for now:
Quick Link  Register to Volunteer
Social Distancing in El Dorado Hills Parks
Please continue to keep a six foot distance.

Please continue to utilize Social Distancing when visiting El Dorado Hills parks and trails.