The Farm Park Community Meetings
Join Santa Cruz County Parks for a Community Meeting to
learn about the new play areas, a bike pump-track, and other fun improvements planned for The Farm Park in Soquel! This is your chance to be heard! Please join us to help shape the future of this long-awaited community park.
Come early for a free taco! From 6:15-7:00 p.m. G's Mexican Tacos (of Food Trucks a Go Go) will be serving up tasty tacos and bites at a reasonable price. The first 50 adults who sign-in for the community meeting and complete a survey card will receive a free taco.
The Farm Park- located northwest of the intersection of Soquel Drive and Cunnison Lane and east of Tee Street in Soquel, CA.Following many community meetings and a public hearing before the Board of Supervisors, a Master Development Permit was approved by the Planning Commission in March of 2011 at a public hearing. This Master Development Permit allows the Parks Department to construct future park improvements in phases and to develop interim uses, as funding becomes available. The Master Development permit approved the development of a community center, a skate feature, a ½ basket ball court, community gardens, play areas, a bocce ball court, a pedestrian bridge and other park features.
Following the Planning Commission’s approval, the construction of the complete Master Plan was defunded and delayed by the loss of the Redevelopment Agency in August of 2011. Shortly before the Redevelopment Agency was closed down staff submitted grant applications and fortunately the County was the recipient of nearly a million dollars from the State’s Proposition 84 Urban Greening Grant program. These funds were used to construct Phase 1 of the Farm Park.
Farm Park Phase 2- On April 26, 2016, Supervisor Leopold’s office and the Parks Department held a community meeting to: (1) share a draft conceptual plan to place a pedestrian bridge and to construct a bocce ball court and an ADA accessible pathway, and, (2) request the community’s assistance in identifying priorities for future phases and/or interim uses.
At the community meeting, interest was expressed in adding a playground on the Tee Street side and to expand the length of the proposed ADA pathway to completely join the Tee Street and Cunnison Lane sides of the park. The bridge and pathway will connect the two sides of the Park located on either side of the creek and the neighborhoods adjacent to Cunnision Lane and Tee Street.Currently, Parks staff is working with the design team to develop an expanded scope of work to complete a conceptual plan that includes all these park features. Once a revised draft conceptual plan is completed it will be shared with the community sometime this fall.