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1818 5th Street, Davis, CA, 95616

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Noon to 1:00 p.m.


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Current Department Projects

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Feedback Requested for Potential Rehabilitation of the Splashpad in Central Park

We want your feedback! The City is pursuing a grant to fund the potential rehabilitation of the splashpad in Central Park. Please review this conceptual plan and email your comments to

Veterans Memorial Center Renovation Project - Phase I (CIP #8233)

In 2012, the City Council authorized Hibser Yamaguchi (HY) Architects to conduct a Feasibility Study to rehabilitate and modernize the Veterans Memorial Center & Theatre complex. The Feasibility Study was completed and presented to the Recreation and Park Commission in January 2013, however it was determined that undertaking the overall project in its entirety was not financially feasible.

Subsequent meetings led to the development of a more limited “Phase I” scope that would begin to address some of the improvements within a more restricted budget. In May 2016, HY Architects was contracted by the City to proceed with design and construction documents for the VMC Rehabilitation – Phase I project due to the extensive time that had already been invested toward this project. Funding for the project is a combination of funds resulting from the $1.4 million sale proceeds of 3rd & B (Bicycle Hall of Fame) facility and the City's Facility Equipment Replacement fund.

Timeline for the VMC Renovation Project(subject to change)

March 2017 - Bid Documents Released

April 2017 - Bid Opening

May 2017 - City Council Awards Construction Contract

June - September 2017 - VMC under phased construction


Senior Center Legacy Project - Patio Expansion (CIP #8280)

In October 2016, the City contracted with HDR, a firm specializing in engineering, architectural, environmental and construction services to provide conceptual designs for a proposed patio and outdoor expansion project slated to be constructed at the Davis Senior Center next year.

The proposed project would include a fenced patio addition at the south end of the Senior Center with access directly from the multipurpose room, with other facility improvements yet to be determined. This project is being funded in part by the former non-profit organization, Senior Citizens of Davis, Inc.

The Parks & Community Services Department, in conjunction with HDR, is currently seeking community input on the proposed patio expansion project by asking residents to complete a short paper survey or an online survey by February 10, 2017 regarding their individual preferences and priorities for desired facility amenities.    

Timeline for the Senior Center Legacy Project:  (subject to change)

February 21, 2017 - 1st community design charrette meeting

March 2017 - 2nd community design charrette meeting

April 2017 - 3rd community design charrette meeting

May 18, 2017 - Design concepts presented to Recreation & Park Commission

June 2017 - Presented to City Council for final project consideration