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 2019-2020 fiscal year projects staff anticipate completing. Projects are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen budgetary changes.

  • Softball/baseball infields at Jungkeit, Luttig, Morse, Stephenson, and Willard Parks will be graded and leveled prior to the start of the spring season.
  • Ballfield fences at Jungkeit, Morse, Stephenson, and Willard Parks will be repaired or replaced.
  • Three multipurpose fields will go offline for renovation.
  • Basketball court at Luttig Park will be resurfaced.
  • Parking lots at Luttig, and Machado Parks will be sealed and striped, and curbs painted.
  • Landscape bark will be applied to planter beds in areas where the landscape bark has thinned out.
  • PebbleFlex playground surface repairs will be completed at Kunsting and Stephenson Parks.
  • Irrigation upgrades will occur at Backer Park.
  • Shade structure at Stephenson Park will be painted.
  • Three picnic tables and three garbage cans will replace existing metal picnic tables, and garbage cans that have reached the end of their useful life at Ehrhardt Oaks Park.
  • Restroom floors at Backer, Kunsting, Luttig, Machado, Morse and Stephenson Parks will be resealed.
  • A shade sail will be replaced at one of the parks if needed.
  • Decomposed granite walking paths will be filled and leveled at Kunsting, and Morse Parks.
  • Sidewalks will be repaired or replaced throughout the zone where lifts and/or cracks pose a potential safety hazard to pedestrians.
  • The poured in place (PIP) playground surfaces at Bradford, Ehrhardt Oaks, Jungkeit, Keema, Machado, and Willard Parks will be resealed.
  • Playground Engineered Wood Fiber will be added to parks where needed to maintain a safe depth.

Capital Improvement Projects

  • Morse Park Dog Park project to be managed by the Park Planning Division consists of updating the amenities at the dog park.  The Planning Division will also begin the design phase of the Morse Park Community Center.

Benefit Zone 13 Map

Benefit Zone 13 Map - East Franklin