Parks

Parks Projects

Below is an overview of projects and improvements in progress or on the Capital Improvement Plan for upcoming years to be impleted by the North Tahoe Public Utility District in Parks.  Please follow us on the North Tahoe Regional Park Facebook page, sign up for our eNewsletter, or check back here for updates!  

North Tahoe Regional Park Trail and Signage Update Project and Adult Exercise Equpment

North Tahoe Regional Park Ballfield 1, 3 and Mike Davis Jr. Field Irrigation Improvements

North Tahoe Regional Park and District Facilities Forest Fuels Management Program

North Tahoe Regional Park and North Tahoe Event Center Wayfinding Signage

North Tahoe Regional Park Planning Report

North Tahoe Event Center Improvements

 

North Tahoe Regional Park Trail and Signage Update Project and Adult Exercise Equipment

Update: Adult exercise equipment was installed in the Fall 2019.  Signage will be installed in Summer 2020. 

This project will replace 10 directional signs, 10 interpretive signs and 15 par course stations.  

At the February 12, 2019 Board of Directors meeting, purchase of the adult exercise equipment was approved.  Click here to see what was ordered!

Funding & Timeline

$135,000 - Placer County Transient Occupancy Tax Funds / Tourism Master Plan Priorities

Equipment has been received and will be installed by District Parks Crews as their schedule allows.  

North Tahoe Regional Park Ballfield 1, 3 and Mike Davis Jr. Field Irrigation Improvements

This project will improve the irrigation at the North Tahoe Regional Park ballfields including weather-based smart irrigation controllers in order to improve irrigation, reduce District costs and help the District meet our 20% by 2020 water conservation mandate.

Funding & Timeline

$15,000 from Proposition 84 Grant Funding for Water Conservation 

North Tahoe Regional Park and District Facilities Forest Fuels Management Program

February 10, 2020 - Eric Honveldt, Forest Fuels Supervisor for North Tahoe Fire Protection District provided an update at the February Board meet on the work compelted in 2019 and what is planned for 2020.

Click here to review the PowerPoint.

September 25, 2019 North Tahoe Fire Protection District and North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District crews began Forest Fuels Reduction work on the North Tahoe Regional Park.  

On June 19, 2019 North Tahoe Fire Protection District and North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District crews began work on the District's water tank project off of Highway 267, Canterbury and Stewart.  

 

 

 

 

 

Funding & Timeline

$450,000 Grant from Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act with $50,000 contribution from the North Tahoe Public Utility District.

This is estimated to be a 3 year project but will depend on fire conditions and staff availability.

North Tahoe Regional Park and North Tahoe Event Center Wayfinding Signage 

This project will install a new North Tahoe Regional Park wayfinding sign at the corner of National Avenue and Donner Road and a new sign at the North Tahoe Event Center.

Funding & Timeline

$78,000 - Placer County Transient Occupancy Tax Funds / Tourism Master Plan Priorities

North Tahoe Regional Park Planning Report

Lloyd Sports + Engineering (Lloyd) was hired by the District in August 2019 to perform a specific planning study of three recreation facilities in the North Tahoe Regional Park (NTRP); the synthetic turf field (Field #4), the tennis and pickleball courts, access to these site amenities and the possibility of including a bocce ball facility in the NTRP.  Lloyd presented the preliminary findings of the Planning Study to the Recreation and Park Commissioners at the December 12, 2019 meeting and at their January 23, 2020 meeting were presented the Draft Final version of the report.
 
At the January Recreation and Parks Commission meeting, the Commissioners unanimously recommended that this item be forwarded to the Board for their consideration and provide direction to Staff to implement key points identified in the report.

At the February Board of Directors meeting, the Board unanimously accepted the report and provided direction to Staff to begin efforts to implement key points recommended in the report. 

Lloyd Sports Presentation from the February 10, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting

Lloyds Sports North Tahoe Regional Park Planning Report

Funding & Timeline

The District is awaiting notice of award from the Placer County Transient Occupancy Tax/Tourism Master Plan Priorities from the Spring Grant Round.

The District has funding in the 5 Year Capital Plan for these projects.  

North Tahoe Event Center Improvements

At the February 2019 regular meeting of the North Tahoe Public Utility District Board of Directors, the Board approved the reorganization of the North Tahoe Event Center and created the Event Center Manager position.  The Event Center Manager position was immediately posted and filled in May 2019.
 
Since her hiring, Cathy Becker has worked to continue the day-to-day operations at the Event Center while also focusing on two major areas; the clean-up of the current reservation and accounting system and preparing a plan to increase facility use while reducing its dependence on District subsidy.
 
At the January 2020 Board of Director's meeting, Ms. Becker provided an update on Management’s accomplishments in these two areas while also identifying Where We Were, Where We Are, Where We Are Going and reviewing the Advisory Working Group’s Recommendations on the operation of the Event Center.  
 
 
If you have been to the Event Center in the past few months, you have probably seen the improvements that staff has been making such as painting and updating some of the smaller rooms and painting the outdated ceiling tiles.  Repainting of the lakeview room and replacement of the carpet were two major updates that needed to be completed to keep the building competitive, with both more than twenty years old!  Contracts for these two updates will be considered at the March Board meeting.  Below is a rendering of the lakeview rooms with new carpet.  

Funding & Timeline

Award of contract for painting of the lakeview suite and the replacement of the carpet will be considered at the March Board of Director's Meeting.  Funding is from the Parks Capital budget.  

Completed Parks Projects:

North Tahoe Regional Park Multi-Use Trailhead Improvements

This project includes the restoration of the upper parking lot into the development and construction of a multi-use regional trailhead that will receive the North Tahoe Trail being developed and constructed by Placer County. This project will also develop and construct paved ADA, multi-use access paths to Tahoe TreeTop Adventure Park, tennis courts, and the Tahoe Unleashed dog park.  Approximately 62 parking spaces in the upper parking lot will be striped including 3 handicap spaces; installation of site amenities include bike repair stations, bike locker, and racks, and a bike wash station; and installation of permanent BMPs for parking lot drainage.  These projects are funded by grants and funding from Placer County and a partnership with the Truckee Tahoe Airport District.
 
This project will also construct the gazebo by the tennis courts that was destroyed during Winter 2017. 
This project also includes relocation of the basketball hoop. 

New Restrooms in the North Tahoe Regional Park

Thanks to a grant from Placer County, two new restroom buildings were installed in the North Tahoe Regional Park in late 2016 and early 2017. 

"Tahoe Unleashed" Dog Park 

The Dog Park itself was completed in 2016 thanks to the hard work of Dog Day in the Park, a non-profit that spearheaded the fundraising.  The groundbreaking for the project took place on September 7, 2014, and the project was completed in phases over the next two years as fundraising goals were completed. 

The final pieces of the project will be completed in Summer 2019 with the construction of the ADA pathway and installation of the dog water fountain.  Thanks to nonprofit organization Dog Day in the Park for spearheading the fundraising efforts to bring this fun asset for our community.