Roseland Creek Community Park Master Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Rosa
Document Title
Roseland Creek Community Park Master Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
General Plan Designation: Parks and Recreation, Medium-Density Residential, and Proposed Community Park Zoning: Open Space - Recreation and Multi-Family Residential
Document Description
The project proposes to construct a new community park to serve the Roseland neighborhood. The proposed Master Plan for the park shows two vehicle entrances to the park, both from Burbank A venue. Each of the two entrances leads to a small parking lot, the more northerly lot containing 19 parking spaces and the southerly lot containing 17 parking spaces. A multi-use trail runs from the southwest corner of the site to the northeast corner, following the south side of the Roseland Creek riparian corridor across the southern portion of the site and crossing the creek near the eastern park boundary. A network of smaller trails and walkways would provide pedestrian circulation throughout the park, providing interconnectivity to the other features of the park as well as a pedestrian comection between the Burbank Avenue and McMinn Avenue neighborhoods on the west and east sides of the park. Permeable paving would be used except where required for extra stability at ADA parking areas, walkways, and multi-use trails. The park is designed to preserve and enhance the habitat values of the existing grassland, oak woodland, riparian and purple needlegrass habitat areas on the site. Trails, interpretive signs, and upland habitat restoration in existing grasslands are proposed for the northern section of the park. The central portion of the site contains the oak woodland habitat, which would be left intact and would also contain trails and interpretive signs. A nature center and restroom building would be constructed near the parking lot on the west side of the park, north of the creek. A picnic area and outdoor classroom or community garden are proposed to be located along the northern side of the riparian corridor at the edge of the oak woodland. On the south side of the riparian corridor, there would be a restroom near the parking lot, picnic areas (including single-use BBQs), a nature-themed play area, a lawn area, and sports court. A trail surrounding the lawn and play areas would include fitness stations. The existing purple needlegrass grassland area near the southeast corner of the site would be preserved, with trails encircling it. A potential future offsite trail connection to the multi-use trail is proposed near the eastern park boundary along the south side of Roseland Creek. Development of the proposed park on the project site would adhere to existing conservation easements on 1027 McMinn Avenue, and 1360 and 1400 Burbank Avenue that are held by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (SCAPOSD). A SCAPOSD conservation easement would also likely be granted for 1370 Burbank Avenue. The conservation easement restricts development on the northerly two parcels to the development of minor structures and improvements in connection with low-intensity and educational uses. Impervious surfaces on the northerly parcels are also restricted to five percent of the total easement area. The conservation easement for 1400 Burbank Avenue limits structures and improvements within the "Natural Area" along Roseland Creek to trails and associated bridges which may provide emergency vehicle access. The easement also designates an "Oak Preservation Area" that allows for improvements in connection with low-intensity recreational and educational uses. Park improvements shall not result in impervious surfaces of more than 20 percent on this property. A conservation easement is anticipated to be granted for 1370 Burbank Avenue with similar provisions to the existing conservation easements on the project site and consistent with the proposed Master Plan.

Contact Information

Jen Santos
Agency Name
City of Santa Rosa
Job Title
Deputy Director - Parks
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Rosa
Cross Streets
McMinn Avenue, Hughes Avenue, Burbank Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
125-331-001, 125-252-002, 125-252-003, 125-252-004
State Highways
101, 12
Roseland Creek Elementary, Roseland University Prep.
Roseland Creek, Santa Rosa Creek, Colgan Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Recreational (19.49-acre community park)
Local Actions
Master Plan
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


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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