Easter in the Park – Saturday, April 15th!
The Palo Cedro Community Action Team (PCCAT) is organized for the single purpose of developing and operating a community park that will include recreational facilities such as:
- Soccer and baseball fields
- Tennis, basketball and bocce ball courts
- Kiosks containing historical information about the community
- Picnic and barbecue areas
- Walking paths
- Preservation of natural plants, trees and wetlands
The 18.23 acres set aside for the project is owned by the PCCAT. The team is now focused on Phase I of the three phase implementation plan.
Our vision is to improve our community by the creation and operation of a community park.
The park will improve our community by:
Providing a community gathering place for picnics, weddings, reunions and parties.
Providing sporting facilities for team and individual activities for all of our residents.
Promoting healthy and fun lifestyle opportunities.
Educating the public about the cultural and natural history of our area.
Becoming a hub for gatherings and activities for residents of the neighboring towns of Bella Vista, Millville, Oak Run Whitmore and Round Mountain that do not have park facilities.
Contributing to the vitality of our community.
Developing the park in an as environmentally friendly manner as possible.
Providing these benefits within our own community. Residents must currently travel as far as 10 to fifteen miles to find similar public facilities.
Access and Location
Our park location will have easy-to-see access and linkage. The 18.23-acre site is located in the heart of Palo Cedro one block east of Deschutes Road and Old 44 Dr. on Cedro Lane. The park will lie within two blocks of our two high schools. Having a park in this location will provide open space in the center of town as Palo Cedro grows and develops. Through our park we intend to maintain the sense of community, peace and tranquility that attracted us to Palo Cedro in the first place.
Operating as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, PCCAT is managed by a Board of Directors made up of eleven local volunteer citizens of Palo Cedro and surrounding areas. Their responsibilities are listed in the PCCAT Bylaws. In addition to the board of directors, there are sub-committees to focus on critical areas of the project such as:
- Fundraising- leading the efforts in raising money through various activities such as grant requests, parades, holiday events, etc.
- Advertising, Marketing & Communications- getting the word out through community meetings, print ads, flyers, etc.
- Park Construction- grading, clearing, drainage, concrete, fencing and Site Plans
We have three architects who have volunteered to draw up plans for the park. We have two horticulturists who will create and preserve natural ecosystems. It is our intention to keep the natural beauty, which will keep maintenance at a minimum. We have numerous professional volunteers to build and develop. We have local businesses that will donate heavy equipment, paving material, rock or compost, lawn seed, plants and trees. We have a volunteer grant writer and a grant committee, which attends the Grant Resource Center of Northern California. It is our intention to unify all the various volunteer groups and individuals in the construction and maintenance of our park.
2001-2004 • PCCAT incorporated as a 501(c)(3) Public Benefit non-profit corporation by Bill Reilly and Associates of Palo Cedro • Shasta County set aside $50,000 of Proposition 12 funds for Palo Cedro Park development to match previous Park funding efforts • PCCAT selected target properties and began negotiations for the site of the Palo Cedro Park • PCCAT purchased 18.23 acres from Homer and Lois Park’s family, longtime community supporters • Surveyed Community for potential of the Park • Secured services of Nichols Melburg Rossetto to develop a preliminary site plan
2005-2008 • Park site was annexed into the local Shasta County Community Service Area (CSA) #8 for water and sewer service • Hired Karen McGrath, Park Consultant to develop Park landscape plan • Staked proposed facilities and the entrance to begin County Use Permit application • Completed perimeter fencing required the County Use Permit. Prepared more than 1 mile of the Park’s trail system for use in the 2007 Pumpkin Festival Fun Run – Ray Toney and Associates. $60,000
2008-2010 • Park Plan/Layout – Whitson Engineering • Environmental Study – Don Burk – Enplan • Archaeology Study – Coyote & Fox • Shasta County Use Permit – Park Staff • State Dept of Water Resources Permit • Wetlands Delineation • Preparing the Ground • Donations of Time, Equipment and $’s
2010-2013 • $10,000 Donation of Picnic Tables • Andrew Oliphant Eagle Scout Bridge • Meyers Earthwork – Water to the Park $20,000 • LDS Church Community Service Days • Disc Golf Course Installed – $5,000 • California Conservation Corp Workday(s) Current Projects Current Major Project Underway Trails to the Park $350,000 Grant from State of California. Parks and Trails Grant Written by Palo Cedro Park (Jennifer Haynes and Steve Hagenbaugh) Administered by Shasta County Contractor – J. F. Shea To be Completed October 2013
• Bring Water to Park – Meyers $20,000•Develop 3 acre Park Design $8,000•Pave South Parking Lot $10,000•Park Bathroom $60,000•Playground Area $45,000•Install Par Course $12,000•Improve Trail System $3,250•Build Group Picnic area $40,000