Conceptual designs will be presented for two potential sites. The first is a turf area on the east side of Slifer Park; the other is a landscaped area north of the Park & Ride lot on Bixler Road. Ongoing maintenance, preliminary budgets and estimated timelines will also be discussed.
“We’ve received resident support and requests for a local dog park and understand that there is a real need for one,” said CSD President Kevin Graves. “This is just the first step in making the project a reality. Making it a successful one will take input from our community. We encourage residents to participate in this community forum.”
A town hall meeting focused on fire protection is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Discovery Bay Elementary School. According to East Contra Costa County Fire Protection Chief Hugh Henderson, it will be the first in a series of community outreach forums.
“We are inviting the (CSD) board and members of the community to some outreach meetings that we will be starting as plans for the parcel tax move forward,” said Henderson. “We really hope the community will be present to hear what is going on with the fire district as we move forward.”
A new fire district representative was also recently named to represent Discovery Bay and surrounding areas. Cheryl Morgan, who was appointed by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, will replace former representative John Jewell.
In other Discovery Bay news, groundbreaking on the new Regatta Park basketball court began this week, bringing to a close the nearly two-year effort to secure a high-school-regulation court in the park.
“We’ve finally broken ground and now we’re going to have a basketball court,” said CSD Director Brian Dawson. “It’s great news.”