District

Cosumnes Community Services District (District) is a regional leader dedicated to providing superior emergency medical, fire protection, parks and recreation services to over 205,000 residents in a 157-square-mile area of south Sacramento County.

OUR MISSION

The Cosumnes CSD is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the residents, businesses, visitors, and employees within our diverse community by protecting lives, property, and the environment through superior fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, and special operations response; and by providing parks and recreation services through well-maintained parks and recreational opportunities for health, wellness, and social interactions.

OUR VISION

Be an innovative, inclusive, and intentional, regional leader committed to providing exceptional services that exceed expectations and enhance the quality of life of those we serve.

OUR VALUES

Safety and Mitigating Risk

We protect District employees, as well as mitigate risk and exposure of the District and public.

Financial Responsibility

We are an accountable, transparent, and stable Agency as we provide quality serves through progressive innovations.

High-Quality Workforce

We develop and train a high-quality workforce with emphasis on professionalism, diversity, equity and inclusion, succession planning, competency, and organizational growth.

Service to the Community

We deliver the highest levels of service to the residents, visitors, and businesses within the District.

Diversity, Equity and Access

We ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of District work.

OUR HISTORY

Background

The rich history of the Cosumnes Community Services District (District) dates back 127 years to the establishment of three districts: the Elk Grove Fire Protection District (1893), the Galt Fire Protection District (1921), and the Elk Grove Recreation and Park District (1936), which combined in two phases. In 1985, the Elk Grove Fire Protection District and Recreation and Park District merged to form the Elk Grove Community Services District. The Galt Fire Protection District merged with the Elk Grove Community Services District in 2006 to form today’s District, which takes its name from the nearby Cosumnes River. Organization Chart (PDF)

Our Departments

  • Administrative Services Department
  • Facility and Development Department
  • Fire Department
  • Parks and Recreation Department

Core Services

  • Award-winning parks and facilities
  • Disaster preparedness programs
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire and life safety education
  • Fire and rescue response
  • Preschools, after-school programs and year-round camps
  • School and business safety inspections
  • Specialty classes for children, teens and adults
  • Sports leagues, classes, camps
  • Swim lessons and aquatics programs

The Cosumnes Community Services District Administration Building suffered significant fire damage on February 20, 2015. This 94-year-old building was a familiar landmark in the community. The building was renovated and reopened in 2019. Learn more

Government

The Cosumnes Community Services District is a political subdivision of the State of California guided by a five-member elected Board of Directors. Its jurisdiction lies in the 3rd, 7th, and 9th Congressional Districts, the 8th and 9th State Assembly Districts, and the 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 8th State Senate Districts. Learn more about the values of community services districts (PDF).

Location

The District, located in California’s Central Valley in the southern portion of Sacramento County, is four miles south of the Sacramento City limits, 92 miles east of San Francisco, and 379 miles north of Los Angeles. The District is the largest community services district in California encompassing 157 square-miles.