Roseland Creek Community Park Master Plan

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Rosa
Document Title
Roseland Creek Community Park Master Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Zoning: Open Space-Recreation General Plan: Parks and Recreation
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 Avenue. 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. The parking lots would be added concurrent with the proposed improvements they are intended to serve on each side of Roseland Creek. 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. The proposed multi-use trail creek crossing would be a prefabricated bridge placed on abutments outside the top of bank. 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 connection between the Burbank Avenue and McMinn Avenue neighborhoods on the west and east sides of the park. A secondary creek crossing on the western side of the park to connect the smaller proposed trails would also be a prefabricated bridge placed on abutments outside the top of bank. All proposed parking areas and walkways would be constructed with permeable pavement, except for areas where extra support is needed for ADA compliance. 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 City, in coordination with community groups, would plant native grassland species to enhance and restore habitat in 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 off-site 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 conservation easement would also likely be granted for 1370 Burbank Avenue by the SCAPOSD.

Contact Information

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


Santa Rosa
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Burbank Avenue and Hughes Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
125-331-001, 125-252-002 to -004
State Highways
SR 12, US 101
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 Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), 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
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, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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Local Review Period End


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