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