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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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Hacienda Park Replacement Project

The City is replacing the play equipment at Hacienda Park as part of our playground replacement program. 

City of Davis Parks & Community Services staff have scheduled a second meeting to receive neighborhood input on the proposed play structure plans.  The community meeting will be held on Monday, July 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Hacienda Park, 809 Hacienda Avenue. City staff and playground representatives will be onsite to make a brief presentation, answer questions and receive feedback on the designs.

Below are the two design proposals:

Design option 1

Design option 2

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dale Sumersille at (530) 747-5875 or with any questions.  

Feedback Requested for Green Retrofit of City Hall Frontage

The City is seeking feedback on a grant-funded project to transform the Russell Boulevard frontage of City Hall with a green redesign. Project components include the conversion of nearly 11,000 square feet of turf into drought tolerant landscaping; seven new gardens and planters to capture storm water; new permeable paved seating areas and walkways to filter storm water; and a vegetated swale to control as well as filter water runoff.

Opportunities for input include:

Thursday, June 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for an open-house-style input session in the Community Chambers Conference Room and Patio Area, 23 Russell Boulevard 

Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation and Park Commission meeting in Community Chambers, 23 Russell Boulevard

Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the City’s Farmers Market booth, Third and C Streets

The City also welcomes feedback online. Please review  the presentation boards and email your comments to You may also submit comments via the City’s Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor platforms.


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 - October 2018 - 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.

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