Benefit Zone 13 - East Franklin

Benefit Zone Information

Benefit Zone 13 - East Franklin, benefits from 16 parks totaling 107 acres.  It has the second-most parks and park acres in the CSD Park System. East Franklin is almost built out, with plans remaining for a community center at Morse Park.

The East Franklin Benefit Zone includes 7 local parks, 8 neighborhood parks, and 1 community park. Bartholomew Sports Park is located in East Franklin but considered a “District Wide” facility, which is accounted for in the District Wide Benefit Zone. In addition, there are 51 acres of streetscapes and trails. Many parks in this Benefit Zone are linked by either off-street trails or on-street bike lanes.

The East Franklin Benefit Zone is known for its wide variety of parks with many high-use assets.


Listed below are the 2018-2019 fiscal year projects staff anticipate completing. Projects are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen budgetary changes.

  • Three multipurpose fields will be renovated. 
  • The turf at Morse Park Dog Park will be reseeded, and irrigation modifications will be made.
  • Landscape renovations to replace missing or poor performing plants. 
  • Landscape bark will be applied to planter beds. 
  • Bocce Ball court at Morse Park will be renovated.
  • Sidewalks will be repaired or replaced throughout the zone. 
  • The poured in place (PIP) playground surfaces at Backer, Johnson, Kramer, Luttig, Morse and Schauer Parks will be resealed.
  • Irrigation upgrades will occur in two parks. 
  • All park restroom floors in this zone will be resealed.
  • Ballfield fences in one park will be repaired. 
  • Softball/baseball infields will be graded and leveled.
  • Decomposed granite walking paths will be filled and leveled. 
  • The sprayground surface at Morse Park will be resurfaced.
  • The parking lots at Backer, Kunsting, Morse and Stephenson Parks will be sealed and striped, and curbs painted.
  • A shade sail will be replaced at one of the parks, if needed. 

Capital Improvement Projects

  • Morse Park Dog Park - Updating the amenities at the dog park.

Benefit Zone 13 Map

Benefit Zone 13 Map - East Franklin