Summer 2019 Parks Projects
Below is an overview of projects and improvements to be completed by the North Tahoe Public Utility District in Parks.
May 22, 2019 Update
Construction on the Multi-Use Trailhead Improvements is underway in earnest. The grinding of the upper parking lot is complete and the initial base has been laid for the new multi-use/ADA path to the Tahoe Unleashed Dog Park and tennis courts, and the concrete pad for the shade structure by the tennis courts and dog park has also been created. Unfortuntely the weather has slowed our contractors down a bit, but they're making great progress!
For the busy Memorial Day weekend, the upper parking lot and bathrooms will be open for use. When visiting the Park, stay out of fenced construction areas and follow all signage and instructions related to parking and movement on trails throughout the Park to stay safely out of the construction area.
The dog park and tennis courts remain closed due to construction, but we also ask (PLEASE) visitors to stay off the dirt access road as well. Please note that part of this project is reconstruction of the gazebo which will also limit access to that area. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to improve the Park!
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.
Funding & Timeline
Burdick Excavating was awarded the project at the March 12, 2019 Board of Directors meeting. Their bid of $428,838 was the lowest bid.
$320,000 - Truckee Tahoe Airport District
$200,000 - Placer County Park Dedication Fees
2 Bike Repair Stations are paid for by 2018 Tourism Master Plan Grant. This was a grant request submitted by NTPUD, Tahoe City Public Utility District and Placer County to install Bike Repair Stations throughout the North Shore.
ADA Path to Tahoe TreeTop Adventure Park to be paid for by Tahoe TreeTop Adventure Parks.
$34,515 - FEMA Grant for reconstruction of the Gazebo by the tennis courts destroyed Winter 2017.
North Tahoe Regional Park Trail and Signage Update Project and Adult Exercise Equipment
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
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
At the March 12, 2019 Board of Directors meeting a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between North Tahoe Fire Protection District was approved. This Board has also authorized a $50,000 match to be applied to the $450,000 of Forest Fuels Reduction from the Soutern Nevada Public Lands Management Act - Round 15.
More information will be forthcoming.
Completed Parks Projects:
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.