Morse Park Recreation Center Planning

Planning is underway for a new recreation center at Morse Community Park. This facility will serve the East Franklin area and all of Elk Grove. Community input is vital to the success of this project. 

In July, over 370 people participated in Phase 1 community meetings, focus groups, stakeholder interviews, and intercept surveys. Dozens of ideas and uses were offered for inclusion at the Morse Park center. See the Public Input Summary (PDF) for details. 

In September, the CSD conducted an online survey for the community to select their top activities and amenities for the center. Over 770 surveys were submitted.

Next Step: Community Meeting on October 29

The CSD will present the online survey findings and recommendations for public consideration. Recommendations for the top activities and amenities will inform the design of the recreation center. 

Community Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday, October 29
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Cosumnes CSD Board Chambers, 8820 Elk Grove Blvd.

Keeping You Informed

On this page, we will share project milestones, what we’ve learned from the community, and next steps in this exciting project.  Please help us by sharing this page (and the survey!) with your neighbors, friends and family. 

Stay Connected

  • Email List - Join the Morse Park Recreation Center email list. This is the best way to stay engaged and informed throughout the process.
  • Social Media - Stay informed on the latest news regarding the Morse Community Park Recreation Center by following our social media sites.
  • Directly contact the Project Manager, Fred Bremerman, via email or phone (916-405-5300) for any additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions

To help answer questions that commonly are asked, the Cosumnes CSD has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Morse Park Recreation Center Feasibility Study

Project Background

The 2018 CSD Parks and Recreation Master Plan identifies a multipurpose recreation center at Morse Community Park. The East Franklin area is built out and now is the time for development planning to begin. The center should be similar in scale to the Wackford Community Center, but with a distinct identity and potentially more gymnasium space. The center should be designed to integrate with Morse Community Park and surrounding development. Construction funding is available from Park Impact Fees, Landscape & Lighting Assessments, and Quimby Fees. Operational costs will be evaluated and confirmed in a business and operations plan as part of the feasibility study. Typical timing for a project of this size requires three to five years for planning, design, and construction.

Milestones

  • June 2019: The CSD Board approves an agreement with GreenPlay, LLC, to produce a Morse Park Recreation Center Feasibility Study. This ensures the facility will include the right amenities and uses for cost-effective operations and long-term sustainability.
  • July 2019: Community outreach begins by asking the community to share their ideas for the Morse Park Recreation Center. Dozens of activity and amenity ideas are collected from 372 people. See the Public Input Summary (PDF) for more details.

Morse Park Recreation Center Public Input Summary Presentation Opens in new window

  • September 2019: Over 750 people submitted their ideas for the top activities and amenities to include in the Morse Park Recreation Center in an online survey.

Upcoming Steps

  • October 2019: Findings and recommendations presentation to summarize community input, recommend programming, address demographics and trends, and identify the best and highest uses for Morse Park Recreation Center. The public will be invited to participate in the discussion which is tentatively scheduled in late October. 
  • Winter 2019: Development of facility concept drawings, capital budget, and operating budget.
  • Spring 2019: Feasibility Study presentation to the CSD Board of Directors. Tentatively scheduled for March 2020.