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The Landscape & Lighting benefit assessment Cosumnes CSD relies on to maintain the 10 parks, trails and street landscaping in this part of Elk Grove – known as “Benefit Zone 3” – is insufficient to cover increasing costs for water, services and asset replacement. This budget shortfall has been closed with the use of reserve funds since 2009. Unfortunately, reserve funds are beginning to dry up and may soon be depleted. As a result, Cosumnes CSD was forced to reduce staffing hours and contractor services effective July 1, 2018. These measures saved approximately $129,000. The balance of the FY 2018-19 deficit, $79,362, will be covered with the use of reserve funds.
Residents in the Elk Grove West / Vineyard Park area can expect the following reduced services through, at a minimum, the current budget year, which ends June 30, 2019:
Moreover, CSD will not have funds to replace damaged equipment, such as basketball hoops and play structures. Additional service-level cutbacks may be necessary if assessments are not increased.
The following parks in Benefit Zone 3 are impacted by the budget shortfall and service level reductions:
Although funds are available for the construction of two new parks, Cosumnes CSD cannot move forward until L&L benefit assessments are increased to provide an adequate source of funding for ongoing maintenance and operations.
Landscape and Lighting (L&L) benefit assessments paid by property owners are the predominant source of funding to maintain parks, including asset replacement, irrigation, tree and shrub pruning and sport court resurfacing. These assessments are collected in 13 “benefit zones” throughout the District. There are also six "overlay" assessment districts, wherein smaller segments of property owners within one of the 13 benefit zones have voted to pay an additional assessment to fund maintenance at park facilities within their immediate neighborhood.
Each benefit zone has a unique assessment based on the special benefit provided by its landscape features and maintenance services. The annual assessment in Benefit Zone 3 for FY 2018-19 is $132.25 per Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU).
Under California law, assessments may not be increased by an amount greater than the annual Consumer Price Index adjustment without the approval of a weighted majority vote of property owners in that benefit zone. This process is conducted by mail, and each property owner’s vote is weighted based on the total amount of the assessment on that owner’s property. Without the approval of property owners, existing service level reductions will continue and development of new parks will be indefinitely postponed in an effort to maintain a balanced budget.
Assessments are used to fund activities within each benefit zone, such as the salaries of Park Operations staff, services such as landscape maintenance, restroom cleaning and tree service, and a small portion of administrative overhead. In benefit zones that are adequately funding, projects such as replanting, sport court resurfacing and furniture replacement are also funded. Well-funded zones also set funds aside for future asset replacement such as playgrounds and shade structures.
The funding challenges in Benefit Zone 3 are not new. In 2009, property owners were given an opportunity to approve higher L&L benefit assessments to provide additional revenue for park and landscape maintenance. Residents did not approve the proposed benefit assessment increase at that time. In November 2017, Cosumnes CSD conducted a survey among Benefit Zone 3 property owners to gauge support for a benefit assessment increase. Because the survey results were well below the minimum threshold needed to approve a new overlay assessment district, Cosumnes CSD did not proceed with an official vote.
Residents surrounding Jordan Family Park passed an additional overlay assessment of $194.91 in 2009 when the initial funding shortfall in Benefit Zone 3 was identified. As such, Benefit Zone 15 – Vista Creek, was created to maintain the park at a normal level. We call these additional assessments “overlays" and they supplement the original benefit assessment.
One possible solution is the creation of an overlay assessment district for the underfunded parks in Benefit Zone 3 to close the gap between landscape maintenance and asset replacement expenditures, and benefit assessment revenues. Increased benefit assessment funding would be used to restore the service level reductions and put Elk Grove / West Vineyard on a sustainable financial path.
Cosumnes CSD has been successful at increasing landscape maintenance funding in other Benefit Zones when residents band together to form a community champion group to help educate their neighbors about park funding and landscape maintenance. The Cosumnes CSD will work with these community champion groups on educational material, and community outreach meetings. Once there appears to be enough community support, staff can present the information to the Board and recommend Cosumnes CSD hold an official ballot proceeding to establish a new overlay assessment district.
No. The Cosumnes CSD and the City of Elk Grove are two independent agencies, but the two agencies work in collaboration to offer services to the community. The CSD is an independent special district agency given its governing authority under the Community Services District Law Enabling Act and is guided by an independently elected 5-member Board of Directors.
The Elk Grove Park Pavilion is available for viewing by appointment only. Please contact our facility staff at 916-318-8228 to schedule your appointment.
The Pavilion can accommodate 200 guests in a dining capacity and 250 guests in a theater style depending on your event.
There is a large parking lot adjacent to the facility and parking throughout Elk Grove Park.
The Pavilion offers raised TV monitors that can be connected to a laptop for presentations, and a sound system. There is a $50 fee for use of this equipment.
The Pavilion has a basic kitchen that includes: separate refrigerator and freezer units, an oven with a stove top, an ice maker and counter space for prep work. Renters may cook with a BBQ or food truck on the courtyard by special permit only.
Yes. We do not require you to use an exclusive caterer.
We offer a 20% discount for nonprofit, ongoing and business day rentals within the CSD boundaries.
Yes. The Pavilion features round dining tables and upholstered banquet chairs. Our friendly staff will work with you prior to the event to create an event layout and is responsible for setting up and taking down all of our equipment.
You may attach a resume and cover letter; however the information on the resume cannot substitute for and portion of the completed application.
Human Resources will review all the information you provide; however, your minimum qualifications must be clearly stated on the application form. Failure to include requested information (including writing "see resume" on the application in area of experience) will result in rejection of your application. Without accurate and complete information, we will not be able to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualifications for the job.
All individuals are encouraged to apply for employment with the Cosumnes Community Services District. The District is an equal opportunity employer. This means that we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, handicap or national origin. Women, minorities and the disabled are encouraged to apply. Please contact the Human Resources Dept. at least five working days before a scheduled interview/examination if you require reasonable accommodation in the testing process.
Try not to be discouraged by the length of time taken in the recruitment, or if you do not get hired the first time around. We know that the hiring process in the public sector seems like a long time; however, we want sufficient time to evaluate everyone fairly and find the best person for the job. The time and effort are worth it. If you are not chosen in your first attempt, try again. Candidate pools are different in each recruitment and as you become more familiar with the process, you will be more at ease with successive efforts. Don't give up!
We will do our best to accommodate requests, but they are not guaranteed. When registering online or with the front office; give the first and last names of all guests you would like to sit with. All requests must be mutually requested by all parties; only 8 guests to a table.
The District also receives development fees and parkland dedications from new residential developments for the construction of parks; ambulance transport fees; plan check fees; recreation fees and Lighting and Landscape Assessment fees.
If you have cut your weeds before the deadline and you still get a notice, it may mean one of two things. Either your property has not been visually inspected yet(this process begins the first week of June). Or your property has grown back to taller than the 2 inch maximum allowed between the months of April through October. If you believe you have received a notice in error, or have any questions, please contact Cosumnes Fire Department’s Weed Abatement phone line at 916-405-7115.
If you receive a Notice to Destroy Weeds and you are not the property owner, please contact Cosumnes Fire Department’s Weed Abatement phone line at 916-405-7115. Property owner information is provided to Cosumnes Fire Department by the Sacramento County Assessor’s Office. To change or verify owner information, contact the Sacramento County Assessor’s Office at 916-865-0700 between 8am -5pm, or visit their office located at 3701 Power Inn Road, Suite 3000, Sacramento 95826.
The Cosumnes Community Services District Board Of Directors approved a resolution in 2014 to implement the First Responder Fee to cover the increasing costs of providing Paramedic level Emergency Medical Services on all Fire Suppression Companies within the jurisdictional boundary of the CSD. This fee is reviewed annually by the Cosumnes Fire Department Staff and is approved for the following fiscal year based on a review of the actual costs associated with providing this service level. You have a received a First Responder Fee if you were the subject of an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) incident such as a vehicle accident, technical rescue, traumatic injury or medical complaint and a fire suppression company/fire ambulance or both provided an assessment for those injuries/complaints under the Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services protocols.
In the event that the Cosumnes Fire Department responds to a medical type incident as described above and ambulance service is provided by another Fire Service Agency ambulance, billing processes are altered slightly due to the regulations and practices surrounding the payment of insurance claims. In this event, a First Responder Fee will be billed to the patient’s insurance coverage first separately from the ambulance transport bill from the other fire agency. If the patient’s insurance coverage does not provide a benefit for this type of service, the fee is then billed directly to the patient.
If both assessing/treating apparatus (fire suppression company/fire ambulance) come from the same agency, the unit which provides the assessment/treatment will initiate a First Responder Fee for the incident. If the patient or patients is/are transported to the hospital based on medical necessity, the First Responder Fee will first be billed to the person/’s auto insurance (vehicle accidents) or medical insurance. If the person’s medical insurance does not provide coverage for the First Responder Fee, then the fee will be billed directly to the person/guardian as an out of pocket expense.
The intention of the Cosumnes Fire Department is to provide exemplary Emergency Medical Services through a technologically robust fleet of fire suppression companies and fire ambulances that are strategically located throughout the District. Currently, we have 9 fire suppression companies and 7 fire ambulances 24 hours a day and 1 fire ambulance staffed 10 hours a day to handle peak volume periods. All of these units are staffed with a minimum of one California State Licensed Paramedic and carry all of the required Advanced Life Support equipment and medications to provide life saving care and transport.
The Cosumnes Fire Department provides ambulance transport services to nearly 311 square miles of southern Sacramento county. As we cannot guarantee that even with this robust fleet of equipment that we shall have enough emergency units to handle all types of incidents, the Cosumnes Fire Department is a part of the Sacramento Area Fire Services boundary drop system. This concept is based around sending the closest appropriate resource to the call for service. In simple terms, you may live in Elk Grove, but when you call 911 for help you may see Cosumnes Fire Department, Sacramento City Fire Department, Sacramento Metro Fire Department or Folsom Fire Department providing service to you. The Sacramento Area Fire Services respond to nearly 250,000 calls for service a year, and we are one of the most aggressive counties in the state to subscribe to this type of service provision. This system is made possible through our Joint Powers Agreement to provide the Sacramento Fire and Emergency Medical Services Communication Center (Dispatch) who as a part of their service provides Emergency Medical Services trained Dispatchers who can begin life saving measures during our response.
If you have questions regarding your First Responder Fee, please know first of all we will attempt to seek reimbursement from your auto/medical insurance coverage first if we have the information. If we do not have this information you will receive a notice of billing from our billing division. They will seek out copies of insurance cards and confirmation of group/policy numbers and other demographic information to satisfy the biller that we did in fact provide service to you or a party you are responsible for.
This communication will come via US mail from and encourage responses to the following address:
Cosumnes Fire Department
PO Box 269110
Sacramento CA 95826
Ph 1-800-906-6552 M-F 8:00a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST
Checks and credit cards accepted.
Job Opportunities are posted on our Employment page https://www.yourcsd.com/155/Employment. This page contains the list of current job openings. For each title there is a link to the actual job announcement and application. You may also call us at 916-405-7190.
Please list all paid work experience, licenses, professional affiliations, classes you have taken, training you have received, applicable volunteer work and any other special qualifications you possess which relate to the position for which you are applying.
Part time experience will be prorated accordingly.
The Human Resources office is located at 8820 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove CA 95624.
Conditional job offers are made "pending" a TB test, and may include a DMV driving record, physical examination/questionnaire, background check and/or urine drug screening depending on the position. If you are working when you receive a conditional job offer DO NOT quit your job until you have been instructed to do so. Employment background, academic degrees, licenses, certifications and other credentials are subject to confirmation as part of the appointment process. The District complies with the Immigration Control and Reform Act of 1986. If offered a position, you will be required to present identification and/or work authorization paperwork. Only documents identified in law or regulation are acceptable. After you have been offered and have accepted a position, be sure that you understand when you will begin, where and to whom you will report on the first day, and whether there are any other steps the hiring department would like you to take before starting work. Be sure to get the telephone number of the person who contacts you for hire in case you have further questions.
Our objective is to hire the best person for the job, so competition is keen. If you are not immediately successful in getting a position, you may be considered for other vacancies that occur in the same classification. If you see that particular classification opened for a subsequent recruitment you must reapply. All individuals are encouraged to apply for employment with the Cosumnes Community Services District. The District is an equal opportunity employer. This means that we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age,disability or national origin. Please contact the CSD Human Resources office at least five working days before a scheduled interview/examination, if you require reasonable accommodation in the testing process. Try not to be discouraged by the length of time taken in the recruitment, or if you do not get hired the first time around. We know that the hiring process in the public sector seems like a long time; however, we want sufficient time to evaluate everyone fairly and find the best person for the job. The time and effort are worth it. If you are not chosen in your first attempt, try again. Candidate pools are different in each recruitment and as you become more familiar with the process, you will be more at ease with successive efforts. Don't give up!
For the Cosumnes Community Services District, inclusion is the method by which all participants - with or without disabilities - are invited to participate in recreation services with or without the support of reasonable accommodations.
Any participant who is registered and has a disability that impacts participation in recreation programs may request Inclusion Services.
Once you submit your request for Inclusion Services, you will receive an email confirmation that your request has been received. Staff will review your information and contact you regarding your request.
Please note: To allow adequate time for processing and assessment, please allow at least three weeks for your request to be processed. This allows us to discover what would be helpful and time to find the staff or equipment needed to set each person up for success!
It is the process of providing supports, adaptations and training to ensure that individual needs and desires for participation are met in ways that are reasonable, safe, and do not fundamentally alter the nature of the recreation program or activity. Reasonable accommodations for District programs and activities are available and are determined on an individual basis.
No. Recreation program registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Participants must be able to meet the minimum eligibility requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be used to assist a participant in meeting the minimum eligibility requirements. Regardless of disability, participants must be able to meet the minimum requirements for age, capacity, and fee.
Age override request on the basis of disability will not be approved, unless participants without disabilities are also granted age overrides on a case-by-case basis. Age override request will only be approved if the program is still age/grade appropriate. For example, a 15 year-old will not be approved for participation in a program designed for 5-7 year-old children regardless of cognitive or developmental abilities.
No. However, transportation may be provided to and from activities that occur during recreation programs. Such transportation is typically via van or school bus. Please include any accessibility needs related to transportation on the Inclusion Services Request Form.
The District will not provide personal care services. If an individual with a disability requires personal care assistance they may bring a companion or aide (at no additional charge or program fee) to assist with personal care services. Some programs may require that the individual first request a reasonable accommodation to bring a companion or aide to the program should that be required based upon the program structure.
In most programs, District staff will not administer medication (prescription or non-prescription) to participants. Some programs will allow staff to administer medication provided the participant has the appropriate Authorization for Administration of Medication by CCSD Personnel form on file.
No. However, as a reasonable modification, a participant may be accompanied by a behavioral therapist during a program. A background check of the behavioral therapist may be required. If so, you will be provided with additional information during the Inclusion Services assessment process.
For the enjoyment and safety of everyone, The District expects all participants to treat people and facilities with respect and abide by all rules and direction from staff. The District reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for failure to abide by these standards. If a participant engages in behavior that creates a safety threat (direct threat), the District reserves the right to remove a participant from a program, activity, or service, if that safety threat cannot be mitigated by staff intervention, provision of auxiliary aids or services or modification in policies. In addition, a failure to comply with legitimate rules and standards for participation may result in exclusion from a program. Reasonable accommodations to rules and standards will be considered.
Yes. As a reasonable modification, a participant may be accompanied by his/her own aide during a recreation program. A background check of the aide may be required. If so, you will be provided with additional information during the Inclusion Services assessment process.
It is the responsibility of the participant or his/her parent or care provider to inform Inclusion Services of any disability related updates or changes. Non disability related updates or changes should be communicated directly to the recreation program staff.
Yes. Programs are not required to accommodate a participant with a disability if doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the program, create an undue financial or administrative burden, or pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated through reasonable modification.
For more information, questions, or concerns about Inclusion Services, please contact Angela Newman at (916) 405-5654 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, questions, or concerns regarding a recreation program, please visit our website yourcsd.com or call (916) 405-5600.
The Laguna Town Hall is available for viewing by appointment only. Please contact our facility staff at 916-318-8228 to schedule your appointment.
The Laguna Town Hall can accommodate 250 in a dinning capacity and 300 guests in a theater style depending on your event.
Parking is on the street.
The Laguna Town Hall has a ceiling-mounted projector screen, built in projector, and a sound system. There is a $50 fee for use of this equipment.
The Laguna Town Hall has a basic kitchen that includes: separate refrigerator and freezer units, an oven with a stove top, an ice machine, and counter space for prep work.
We offer a 20% discount for nonprofit, ongoing and business-day rentals within the CSD boundaries.
Yes. The Laguna Town Hall features round dining tables and upholstered banquet chairs. Our friendly staff will work with you prior to the event to create an event layout and is responsible for setting up and taking down all of our equipment.
A Benefit Zone is a geographic area within the Cosumnes Community Services District. Property owners within a Benefit Zone have access to parks, trails and streetscapes within close proximity of their property. To locate your Benefit Zone, refer to the CSD Benefit Zone Map.
L&L Assessment funds pay for the maintenance of parks, trails and street landscaping within the District. L&L Assessment funds are collected in 19 benefit zones annually through the county property tax bill. Funds are used within the boundaries of the benefit zone they are collected in, and on District-wide expenses, such as staff and equipment.
Questions regarding your L&L Assessment should be directed to the CSD at 916-405-5688.
Field closure status is updated on the Field Status Hotline (916) 405-5682 by 2PM Mon-Fri and by 7AM on weekends and holidays. To determine whether or not fields should be closed during the rainy season, the District follows the Field User Manual (PDF).
Please call our Hotline at 916-405-5688. Calls are answered 24/7 and run on sprinklers are one of our top priorities.
For the safety of all patrons, no bikes are allowed in the Skate Park at the Laguna Community Park.
The park is closed as a safety precaution because the surfaces of the skate elements are very slick when they are wet.
Please call the CSD Maintenance Hotline at 916-405-5688.
For up-to-date information on Bike Park closures, upcoming projects and news, please visit the Elk Grove Bike Park Facebook page.
Please call the CSD Maintenance Hotline at 916-405-5688.
Spraygrounds are open daily, from 10AM to 8PM, May through September.
The City of Elk Grove has a new special waste collection center at: 9255 Disposal Lane Elk Grove, CA 95624 For more information, access the
The City of Elk Grove collects household garbage.
Please call the CSD Maintenance Hotline at 916-405-5688. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and irrigation issues are one of our top priorities.
Please visit TeamSideline for more information and registration.
Payment is due at the time of registration. A 50% partial payment reserves your team's spot in the league, but the amount must be paid in full by the end of regular registration. Full payment is also accepted.
Rosters are due prior to the start of your first game and are done online through TeamSideline. After the manager registers the team, log onto the manager’s TeamSideline account, where the option to manage rosters will be on the homepage. Under the "manager rosters" header your team name will be visible. Click on the team name, then it will ask "add players to your roster" which you will choose to add the players. Then input the players first and last name, their role, (which will be player) and their email address. An email will be sent to all players that are placed on the roster and they will then open the email and create their account and sign the waiver, which will then place them onto the team once completed.
Yes, you may. Please note you will be asked to leave the facility between Rec Swim sessions to allow for District staff to clean and disinfect the facility. To re-enter the facility for the second session of Rec Swim, you will need to wait in the prepaid line.
Face coverings will be required while in line to enter facility, occupying indoor areas (such as restrooms) and when unable to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others.
Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, there will be no use of deck furniture (i.e. loungers). Instead, we invite you to bring your own seating into our facility.
Aquatic Season Passes are not available for Summer 2020.
Double Trouble and Shipwreck’d inflatables will not be available.
No. All swimmers must wear proper swim attire, which includes male/female swim suits considered appropriate by staff. Water shirts or "rash" guards are allowed for sun protection and safety. Street clothes including: jean shorts or cut-offs, unapproved shorts, sweatpants, leggings, tank tops or other non-water shirts are not permitted in the pool.
Children age 10 and older may enter the Jerry Fox Swim Center, Wackford Community & Aquatic Complex, and Elk Grove Aquatics Center without being accompanied by an adult; any child under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a paying adult. During Swim for Fitness hours, participants must be 16 years or older to enter the facility without being accompanied by an adult.
All CSD Aquatics Facilities are heated pools and the temperature is set between 78° and 82° F. This is a temperature range that follows United States Swimming regulations.
While our swim lesson levels do have age requirements associated, you should enroll your child in the class that best fits your child’s ability. You can find and overview of the skills learned in each level here. For additional assistance, please contact us at 916-405-5600 to answer further questions or to assist with registration.
Unfortunately, due to limited time and space, we are not able to offer any make-up days for missed swim lessons. However, instructors review skills with participants each day to help retain knowledge and build their skills.
It is highly recommended that swimmers under the age of 10 be accompanied by a responsible adult while swimming in this area and that swimmers feel comfortable in deep water. This area is not for beginning swimmers or swimmers in lifejackets. Please use caution when swimming in deep water.
For the Elk Grove Aquatic Center and Wackford Aquatic Complex, the slides are single rider water slides and the rider must be at least 48 inches tall to ride. For Jerry Fox Swim Center, the single rider water slide, riders must be 42 inches tall to ride. A detailed list of rules is available at the entrances to Typhoon Tower, Jungle Falls, Coconut Cannon and Clyde’s Plunge and is the riders responsibility to read.
Coolers/ice chests will be inspected upon entry to the facility. NO GLASS or ALCOHOL is allowed! Umbrellas and easy-ups are permitted as long as they do not stake into the ground. BBQ’s are not permitted inside any of our facilities.
Goggles and masks are allowed in the pool, as long as they do not cover the nose, but most be removed before riding the slide or using diving boards. Fins, kickboards, and snorkels are only allowed during lap swim program hours.
The project planning phase kicked off in July 2019 with the Morse Park Recreation Center Feasibility Study. Completion of the study is expected in late 2019 or early 2020. Thereafter, the Cosumnes CSD Board of Directors will receive the study and decide if the project can move forward to the design phase.
Cosumnes CSD has contracted with GreenPlay, LLC to complete the feasibility study. The firm, based in Colorado and founded in 1999, has completed over 500 projects in over 48 states.
Attending a community meeting is the best way to learn more about the project and to have your voice heard. You might even be asked to participate in a short survey while visiting Morse Park this summer.
We understand that busy schedules can make it tough to attend a community meeting, so be sure to follow Cosumnes CSD Parks and Recreation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to be involved. In addition, everyone will have the opportunity to complete the online survey in August.
More information about this can be located on the CSD website.
We offer three park sites, in Elk Grove, to host your personal, family, or company picnic. Various sized sites are available for accommodating up to 500 people. All other CSD parks are available on a first come basis.•Derr-Okamoto Community Park 9550 Mainline Drive Elk Grove, CA 95624 •Elk Grove Park 9950 Elk Grove Florin Road Elk Grove, CA 95624 •Morse Community Park 5540 Bellaterra Drive Elk Grove, CA 95757
Picnic bookings are available March through October only, based upon availability. Picnics for a specific date are accepted on a first come, first served basis, a maximum of one year in advance of the date. Applications will not be accepted after the close of business on Tuesday for the upcoming weekend.
Applications are processed in the order they are received. Walk-in customers have priority over e-mailed, faxed or mailed applications. Completed facility rental applications will be accepted via walk in or fax to our locations below. You may also email your completed application. Wackford Community and Aquatic Complex 9014 Bruceville Road Elk Grove, CA 95624 Open Daily, 8am – 8pm Fax: (916) 405-5659 CSD Administrative Office 8820 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624 Open Monday – Friday, 8-5pm Fax: (916) 685-6942
Picnic hours are from 7 am to 7 pm. The picnic site is yours for the day, during park hours. A minimum of one adult must be at your booked site no later than 11:30 am. Reservations cannot be guaranteed after that time, if nobody is at your site by 11:30 am the reserved picnic site will be released.
Barbeque grill embers must be completely burned out and placed in an existing ash bin, park grill or removed from the park. Ashes are not to be dumped in trash cans or on lawn. Use of privately owned propane grills is prohibited, commercially operated propane grills may be permitted at special event picnics.
•Rentals involving fees for participation, selling of commodities, amplified music (e.g. live bands or DJ setups), entertainment attractions (e.g. bounce houses, climbing walls), or sales of food and alcohol may be considered Special Events rather than Picnics. Special Events are subject to a different approval process and require a minimum of 90 day’s notice. •Park staff is not available for loading and unloading any type of equipment. •All equipment used during the picnic site rental must be removed from the site during the time allotted in the rental contract. The CSD is not responsible for damage or theft of items left by the rental party or services contracted by the rental party. •Portable toilets (porta potties) can be provided for an additional fee and must be arranged through the CSD. CSD staff will assist in placement of the porta potties. Placement will be made as close to the site as possible without causing damage to CSD property. CSD staff will not prevent the use of the units by the public. •The CSD reserves the right to cancel all activities if the activities differ from what is stated in the rental application and / or the renter does not meet contractual terms, the rental will be cancelled without a refund. •Dogs must be on leashes and kept with owners at all times. Dog owners are required to immediately clean up after their dogs. •The renting party is responsible for securing and posting all required licenses / permits. •Sub-leasing to another individual or party is strictly prohibited. •CSD District properties, including picnic sites, are regulated under Ordinance No. 15. Copies are available on the CSD website at www.yourcsd.com •Available parking is not guaranteed and may be limited. •Security may be required for events held at any CSD facility or CSD outside rental space. The rental party will be notified of security charges upon contract signing. •All trash must be placed in receptacles provided. The CSD will provide additional trash liners if needed. •A minimum of one adult must be at your booked site no later than 11:30 am. Reservations cannot be guaranteed after that time, if nobody is at your site by 11:30 am the reserved picnic site will be released. •In the event of undesirable weather, including park closures, the CSD will not be responsible for the interruption to the event. The CSD reserves the right to close a park or facility due to unsafe conditions or inclement weather.
We limit the guest list to 30 guests maximum, including hosts, parents and children. If you have over 30 guests, you must purchase a second party. Party’s with attendance higher than 60 guests (2 parties) may want to consider a Private Pool Rental.
Anyone who is attending the party is considered one of the 30 guests. This includes the main contact, the guest of honor, children and any guest that enters the facility. Children under the age of 2 years old are not considered one of the 30 guests.
Parties go on sale the first day of summer registration (refer to the activity guide) and can be purchased at the Elk Grove Aquatic Center and Wackford Aquatic Complex. Parties are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, so book your party early either over the phone or in person. Pool parties must be booked at least a week prior to your party date.
Payment for your party is due in full at time of registration. You may pay over the phone or in person with card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), cash, or check.
The Wackford Community and Aquatic Complex is open from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Friday, and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Elk Grove Aquatic Center is open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.All guests are allowed into the facility when we open, regardless of party time. The host/hostess may enter the party area 30 minutes prior to party time to set-up. Pool Party host/hostess and guests enter through the Pool Party entrance located to the right of the main entrance.
A Private Splash Party is an option on Saturdays and Sundays which allows the private use of Splash Island, the round 1 foot 4-inch deep pool with a play structure at the Wackford Aquatic Complex. It is recommended for parties with children under age 6. The party is held from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. before opening to the public. Guests will use the pool deck permanent canopy next to Splash Island and will include tables and chairs for 30 people. This package does not include pizza, tablecloths, plates, cups, or napkins. All guests will be able to stay and enjoy Recreation Swim after the conclusion of the party from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., but must vacate the canopy by 11:30 a.m. Please keep in mind that while there is private use of Splash Island, the remainder of the facility will be open for other programs.
All guests are allowed into the facility, and to stay in the facility, only during the duration of Recreation Swim. The Elk Grove Aquatic Center is open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The Wackford Aquatic Complex and Jerry Fox Swim Center are open 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Guests are only allowed in the party area during their designated party time, but may enjoy the rest of the facility during non-party times.
No. Fire lane laws are enforced at all times at all of our Aquatic facilities. Anyone parking in these zones is subject to standard fines by law enforcement. At the Wackford Aquatic Complex there are 2 15-minute parking zones in front of the facility that may be used for unloading.
Everyone who is on the guest list of 30 may check in at the pool party entrance located to the right of the Aquatic entrance. Look for a door with a blue canopy and a whiteboard displaying the names of the guests of honor for that day. Please make sure you have provided a list of all 30 guests with first and last names at least one week prior to your party. Our staff members use your list to check guests in and allow them into the facility.
The 30 guests are considered entries into the facility. Anyone age 2 and older that enters the facility is counted as part of those 30 guests, regardless of whether or not they plan on swimming. The fee charged to patrons of the Wackford Community and Aquatic Complex is an entrance fee.
Additional canopies can be brought into the facility but cannot be setup alongside the canopy provided by CSD. Guests are welcome to set up outside of the pool party area, such as the grass area next to the concessions stand, or on the grass behind the pool party area. Please be respectful of other parties and understand that if your party time is over we ask that you set up the canopy at least 10 feet away from the party canopies.
You can bring in decorations, balloons, lawn chairs or additional food such as cake or cupcakes to make your party more personal. The facilities do not allow soda, pizza, barbeque grills, open flame food warmers, glass, or alcohol into the facilities, nor do the facilities have heating or cooling storage.
No. The facilities does not have heating or cooling storage available for pool parties. We are not responsible for your food or other belongings and do not have the ability to store them for you. Items such as cake and ice cream will need to stay with you at your pool party area. We suggest avoiding ice cream or having a family member or friend bring it right before it is time to eat.
We have designed the Adventure Party Package to accommodate 30 guests. Each extra-large pizza has 12 slices, 5 pizzas will allow each guest to have 2 slices of pizza. Additional pizza, food or beverages can be purchased at the Aqua Café or Grover’s Grotto the day of your event. Please keep in mind that pizzas can take up to an hour to be delivered.
CSD staff members set-up of the canopy, tables, chairs, and table settings. Drinks and pizza purchased with the Adventure Package will be delivered to your canopy by CSD staff. Unfortunately, CSD staff members are not able to help with loading or unloading of your car or equipment, or serve any food that is not purchased through the CSD.
Registration can be done online, in person at one of our offices (Wackford Community and Aquatic Complex or the Main Office).
Payment is due in full at the time of registration.
The registration will cover 8 league games, a jersey, an individual and team photo and a medal.
Register online to be a volunteer coach or contact the CSD 916-405-5600 for more information.
Equipment varies per sport.
Basketball - athletic shoes and shorts.
T-Ball - a glove, pants and closed-toed shoes. (Cleats are optional, but no metal)
Pee Wee Soccer - shin guards are required, shorts and closed-toed shoes (Cleats are optional, but no metal)
Flag Football - shorts without pockets and closed-toed shoes. (Cleats are optional, but no metal)
Practices will be on a weeknight, but specific night and time is to be determined by the coach.
The Valley Oak Ballroom is available for viewing by appointment only. Please contact our facility staff at 916-405-5672 to schedule your appointment.
The Valley Oak Ballroom can accommodate 200 guests in a dining capacity and 250 guests in a theater style depending on your event.
The parking is in a U shape around the community center and park. At times parking can be limited depending on other events and programs scheduled at the facility for the day.
The Valley Oak Ballroom has a ceiling-mounted projector screen, built-in projector, and a sound system. There is a $50 fee for use of this equipment.
The Valley Oak Ballroom has a catering kitchen that includes:counter space for prep work, ice machine, oven with a stove top, separate refrigerator and freezer units, warming trays, and coffee maker.
Yes. The Valley Oak Ballroom features round dining tables and upholstered banquet chairs. Our friendly staff will work with you prior to the event to create an event layout and is responsible for setting up and taking down all of our equipment.
The lake is home to a variety of wildlife, including birds, fish and reptiles.
The lake is primarily filled using non-potable well water and rain run off. Water from the lake is used to irrigate Elk Grove Park.
A valid California fishing license is required for those 16 and older.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) stocks the lake with catchable size trout in March and April, and catchable size catfish between June and September. The District does not stock the lake.
Fishing at the lake is allowed March 1 - November 31 during regular park hours.
The biggest challenges the ducks and geese face at Elk Grove Park Lake are injuries/death caused from fishing litter and impacts of improper diet and over feeding. Fishing line, hooks and lures can cause grave injury to wildlife – from embedded hooks, loss of limb from being entwined in fishing line and even death. Improper diet can cause nutritional problems and unnatural over feeding can cause unsustainable populations of wildlife.