||10050 East Taron Drive (south of), Southwest of Nestling Drive, East of Bobell Drive
||Laguna/Stonelake (Zone 12)
This park contains a softball field with soccer field overly (lighted), Babe Ruth Baseball (lighted), jogging/bike trail, shade structure, open play area, picnic area with tables, playground equipment, parking lot and restrooms.
Don is a native of Sacramento County. Born in Sacramento and raised in Galt - a town that he and his wife,
Brenda, still make their home. He was a 1973 Galt High School graduate and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree
in Government/Journalism from California State University, Sacramento in 1978. Even before he left school, Don
began to pursue a career in public service. In March 1977, he was elected to the Galt High School District
Board (1977-1994). He also served on the Galt City Council from 1978-1979. In January 1979, he accepted the
Chief Assistant position with Sacramento County Fifth District Supervisor, Toby Johnson.
In November 1994, Don was elected to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors representing the Fifth District.
The District is vast - 700 square miles - and includes several other cities besides Elk Grove. Even so, Don has
demonstrated time and again his commitment to Elk Grove. With nearly a quarter century of service on record, his
accomplishments and contributions are extremely lengthy, they include:
- Supporting the formation of the Community Services District (CSD) to better serve the community's park,
recreation and emergency needs;
- Working with the CSD to establish a developer fee structure to help fund the construction of new parks and
- Leading the effort to preserve the Bond Road oak tree at Elk Grove-Florin Road and supporting additional
efforts to preserve Elk Grove oaks and native trees;
- Assisting in negotiations for partnership agreements between the County of Sacramento and Elk Grove CSD for
Elk Grove Regional Park and Clarence Frank Baker Park; and
- Dedicating funds to support Elk Grove youth programs including Recreation on Campus (ROC), Destination
Adventure, Open Night Saturday, Elk Grove Skate Park and many others.
Don serves the people of Sacramento County on a variety of boards and commissions including the Sacramento
Employment & Training Agency, Delta Protection Commission, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, Sacramento
Cable Commission, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, Sacramento Public Library Authority,
Sacramento Transportation Authority and the Sacramento Regional Transit District. Don has also served on the
Board of Directors for People Reaching Out, a family drug and alcohol counseling and information center, and is a
member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Youth Citizenship (CYC). As Third District Supervisor, Muriel
Johnson, pointed out in a letter in support of Don's nomination, "It is obvious to all who know him that Don
gives 100% of himself to whatever task he undertakes."