July 2020
Happy 244th Birthday, America! 

In This Issue


July Board of Directors Zoom Call Meeting
 
When:  Thursday,
July 9, 2020 at 6:30pm

*ZOOM CONFERENCE
 
Attend Meeting Online:
 
Call-in Option:
1 (669) 900-6833
 
Meeting ID:
814 0913 8068
 
*NOTE: All public meeting participants wishing to provide Public Comment in the Regular Board of Directors Meeting must to notify the District Clerk of the Board no later than Wednesday, July 08, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Please email your RSVP to bditonno@edhcsd.org

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 (Closed)
(916) 614-3223
Community Pool (Closed)
(916) 614-3228
Youth Development (Closed)
(916) 614-3225
District Main Address
1021 Harvard Way
Gilmore Senior Center Address 990 Lassen Lane
Parks Building Address
1030 St. Andrews Drive
 
Useful Links
& Opportunities

District News & Updates

Help Us with Bass Lake Regional Park Planning!
Share your voice by ranking possible park amenities

Bass Lake Regional Park planning continues, and we need your help. Please take the two-minute survey to win a prize, and highlight which park amenities are most important to you. Then, forward the link to local friends and family. We will randomly select one name from the completed survey list every Friday, and a prize will be mailed to the winner. Must live within 10 miles of El Dorado Hills CSD! 
2020 Summer Camps are Back!
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The Skate Park is Now Open
New protocols allow skate park to re-open

New protocols:
- Check in and check out with staff.
- 18 and older, you will need to show ID or have a helmet (17 and younger must wear a helmet).
- Hours: Mon - Fri 4pm to 9pm, and weekends 12pm to 9pm
- Max capacity is 50.
- If it's difficult to social distance while waiting outside the park please wear your face covering.
- Please leave your skateboard or scooter with staff if you are using the restroom.

Skate Park Reminders:
- 17 and younger must wear a helmet. Your safety is our priority.
- Bicycles or motorized vehicles are prohibited.
- Respect your fellow park users and our staff please.
- All injuries, whether minor or major, suffered at the Skate Park are to be reported to CSD staff onsite.
- Skaters and riders 10 years old and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Spectators are welcome to use the benches provided on the outside of the Skate Park, but are not permitted within the designated Skate Park area (unless you are the parent as mentioned above and want to guide your child in the park).
- No littering.
- A full list of Skate Park rules can be found on the fence as you walk up to the park.

Please note:
The Skate Park is closed on all National Holidays, Spare-the-Air days (unhealthy air quality for all groups), rainy days and violations of Skate Park.
 
Youth and Adult Sports Programs
Contact Sports are still not permitted under California's current reopening phase
 
The District has received a lot of questions about the status of our very popular Youth and Adult Sports Programs and whether they are returning in the Fall. We are happy to hear that so many of you are ready to come back and play with us!

We, too, are hopeful that our sports programs and leagues will make a return with new and updated safety rules and protocols soon. Howeve r, at this time, it is difficult for us to forecast when that might be. Contact sports leagues and competing in athletic games are still not permitted in the current reopening phase that El Dorado County has been designated. The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Staff are in close contact with the El Dorado County Officials to stay updated with any new information. We will inform you all as soon as it is safe to return to play. Thank you!

EDH Campers get a Spotlight in the Paper
Many thanks to Village Life for making our kids feel famous

Happy campers at Boys & Girls Club (BGCE) El Dorado Hills Clubhouse were featured in Village Life last week, sharing what's different, and what's great about camp this year, read the story.

Limited space is still available! Register here or call 916-933-6624 x0

Construction Continues at Community Pool 
Parks Department Projects Pool Resurfacing will be Completed Early August
 
While the Parks Department oversees the current construction, our Recreation Department is working out details to open Community Pool after the resurfacing work is complete, AND the State has advanced to Stage 3, AND we have our lifeguards fully onboarded with additional health and safety protocols in place. Other aquatic programs like swim lessons are yet to be announced. If we are able to provide lessons, we will have minimized participant numbers, as well as those previously mentioned health and safety protocols in place.

Splash Pads Remain Closed
Parks Department is Exploring Safety Protocols for EDH Splash Pads
 
The District is considering new protocols, and reviewing possibilities with the goal of keeping our community safe at our splash pads this summer. We will keep the community updated on our website and via social media with more details soon. 
How to Create a Positive Dog Park Experience
Top 10 tips for a safe and fun dog park experience 

Ann King, owner of Canine Behavior Consultant, and El Dorado Hills resident offers advice in her library of resources including, Dog Park 101: Create a Positive Experience for Both you and your Dog.

The El Dorado Hills dog park is west of New York Creek in the wooded area alongside the athletic fields with convenient access from parking areas to the north and south. The facility's design offers separate areas for large dogs, and for small dogs and is fully accessible to people of all abilities.
Kalithea Restroom Awaits Concrete Work
And Parks Department explores additional evening security
 
The restroom at Kalithea is near completion. Next week concrete will be poured, and once that is complete the Parks Department will open the restrooms, and the gate. The District is also exploring additional security measures as neighbors report unacceptable activity including but not limited to after-hours visitors, amplified noise and drone use. Signs to display park rules are currently being designed to alert park visitors.
Quick Link   Register to Volunteer

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


Volunteer at Bass Lake
Plan to get your hands dirty helping your community!
 
Our Volunteer Coordinator is back, and volunteer opportunities with safety protocols in place at Bass Lake are being planned. We need to know who's interested, so please register with us here.
Rate the Newsletter!
We are looking to our community for feedback 
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. 
2020 Summer Camps


Fashion Camp
Instructor: Jaleh Naasz
Ages 6 - 17

All levels welcome. Each session will include design from original inspiration, fashion sketching, machine sewing and presentation. Instruction: Isabel Azam was founded in 2015 by Jaleh Naasz, who has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, 10+ years of industry design experience ranging from luxury womenswear to junior's action sportswear and is currently teaching at Sacramento State
University in the department of Fashion merchandising and management. 

Please bring $35 material fee to the first meeting payable to the instructor.

Grades 1st through 5th

Branding, logo design, concept board, original artwork creation and working with a local company to print designs on a self-sewn mask and a tote bag to rock all summer long.
 
Location: Gilmore Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, EDH   
M-F     9am-12pm    7/27-7/31     Cost $225 

Concept building, designing a sustainably inspired collection and up-cycling worn garments using sewing and common alteration techniques.  Students will leave with a basic understanding of sewing techniques, be able to hem garments and have a smart and sustainable collection designed for the new world.
 
Location: Gilmore Senior Center, #990 Lassen Lane, EDH
M-F 1pm-4pm         7/27-7/31       Cost $225


Paint + Splash
Ages 12 and up

Yes you can complete a painting in a two hours! The step-by-step instructions will have you creating your own artwork on canvas that you can hang on a wall or give as a gift. You will have fun while the instructor guides you through the painting session using acrylics. All materials are included.

Location: Gilmore Senior Center, #990 Lassen Lane, EDH   
M-Th     9am-12pm    7/20-7/23        Cost $125

Firefly Art 
Instructor: Firefly Art Staff, Ages 5-12
 
Firefly Art is a drawing-based program. Our projects are crafted carefully to incorporate variety and fun for all ages. We use many different varieties of paint media, mixed media, and projects to make it exciting, educational, and also create the right amount of challenge for our students!
 
Location: Gilmore Senior Center, #990 Lassen Lane, EDH   
M-F     9am-12pm    7/13-7/19       Cost $185

Early Engineers
Instructor: Early Engineers Staff, Ages 5-12
 
Early Engineers in a building-based Program that helps kids connect science with things they love-like Legos, K'Nex, solar kits, and CitiBlocs. Every week we discuss key terms in science and build various projects that incorporate the key terms. Goal is to make kids realize that Science can be a lot of fun and is nothing to fear!
  
Location: Gilmore Senior Center, #990 Lassen Lane, EDH  
M -F     1pm-4pm    7/13-7/19       Cost $185