A fundraiser for the Palo Cedro Community Park. This annual annual event was held Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Gaia Hotel Event Center in Anderson. Doors opened at 5:00 p.m. This year's event included local wines with food pairings; fine hors d'oeuvres and desserts; live and silent auctions; and live music with dancing.
Gaia's Woodside Grill Chef Gregory McChristian employed his culinary skills to pair luscious delectables with the local premium wines. Guests enjoyed dining on fine hors d'oeuvres the chef created while they perused the live auction items and placed their silent auction bids on items generously donated by local artists and businesses.
1st Annual Palo Cedro Park Easter Egg Hunt A SUCCESS Read More
A nine hole Disc Golf course has been installed at the Palo Cedro Park. Volunteers from the Northern Flights Disc Golf Club and board members installed the junior course on April 13th. The course was laid out by NFDGC president Kevin Fenner and Director Kirby Ralston. The Palo Cedro Park thanks the generous donation of time and effort of these two gentlemen in getting the Park's disc golf course in. The course consists of 9 T-off concrete pads and 9 powder-coated "Blaze-Orange" baskets installed at the south end of the park near the development of the 3 acre playround area. The package includes 9 Tee Signs, a Rules of Disc Golf Sign as well. The entire package cost near $5,000 and the park committee is looking for local sponsors interested in sponsoring the $5,000 purchase. For more information about the exact equipment being installed - Click Here
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.
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
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.
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
Site Preparation and Grading: Grading property per drainage plan, installing culvert under entrance, excavating for electric, water and sewer and install watering system
Prepare Parking Area- grade and lay road base
Install Entrance Gate and start fencing
Clean up of trees and shrubs
Provide restroom facilities (Port-a-Potty)
Place a few picnic tables with access paths
Install picnic tables and barbeques with 2 large covered areas
Construct first restroom, Provide trash receptacles
Develop walking trails and bridges over waterways
Begin paving parking area
Install two playgrounds, drinking fountains and soccer field
Construct wedding gazebo and stage (donated), Community Clubhouse
Construct horseshoe and bocce ball areas
Develop kiosks: Bee display, train depot, track and railroad display
Develop baseball/softball field, tennis courts and basketball courts
Add a 2nd restroom facility
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.