Shafter Community Park Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Shafter
Document Title
Shafter Community Park Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Designated Industrial (I) and Business Park (BP) by the Shafter General Plan and zoned Industrial (I) and Business Park (BP) per Title 17 of the Shafter Municipal Code.
Document Description
The project consists of a requested General Plan Amendment and Zone Change to allow for the construction of a two-phase recreation and sports park on a 42.4-acre site located at the northwest corner of East Ash Avenue and Golds Avenue in the City of Shafter. The project would be developed in two phases. Phase 1 would include the construction of various recreational fields and courts for baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, and handball, as well as children’s playground and barbecue areas totaling approximately 20 acres. Phase 1 would also include a 340-square-foot restroom, a 1,300-square-foot concession stand with restroom, a 1,000-square-foot storage building, one 720-square-foot office, and three parking areas composed of 336 parking spaces. Phase 2 would include the construction of various recreational features and courts such as an outdoor gym, tennis/pickle ball courts, kids fit course, dog-park, barbecue area, and track field. Phase 2 would also include the construction of a 26,725-square-foot gym/multi-purpose room, a 1,500-square-foot shop, a 1,000-square-foot restroom, maintenance yard, and 2-parking areas composed of 388 parking spaces. Street construction included in Phase 2 would include the remaining portion of the access road along the north and west boundaries of the park. An on-site retention basin, sized per a drainage study reviewed and approved by the City Engineer, would also be developed at the site. Additionally, an on-site drywell and filtration unit would also be developed to filter raw irrigation water provided by the Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District and supplemented by an offsite water well.

Contact Information

Steve Esselman
Agency Name
City of Shafter
Job Title
Planning Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Cross Streets
East Ash Avenue and Golds Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
089-230-66, 089-140-74 & 089-140-76
State Highways

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Recreational (Community Park)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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