Future Park: Prospector Park
In January 2022, the Folsom City Council approved the name Prospector Park for the first park to be built in the Folsom Plan Area. The park site–formerly known as Neighborhood Park 3–is located on Mangini Parkway, immediately adjacent to Mangini Ranch Elementary School.
A public call for names was issued twice by Folsom Parks & Recreation in fall 2021. Submittals were reviewed by the Folsom Parks & Recreation Commission and the name Prospector Park was selected as the preferred name to be forwarded to the City Council for final approval. The name reflects the prospectors who traveled to the area during the Gold Rush.
City staff and the design consulting team held public workshops in summer 2021 to provide an overview of the potential features and amenities to be considered in the design of the park. Based on community input received at the meetings, a Preferred Master Plan was developed and taken to the Parks and Recreation Commission. The Commission unanimously forwarded a recommendation to the Folsom City Council to approve the Master Plan and the approval was made in October 2021.
The 11.8-acre Prospector Park will include a children’s play area; a lighted multi-use sports field and lighted ball field; tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts; a dog park; restrooms; and a parking lot.
The City of Folsom will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Prospector Park in late June. Complete details will be shared with residents as they become available.
The Folsom City Council approved a construction agreement with KYA Services, LLC, for the construction of Prospector Park. The contract takes about 30 days to fully execute. Construction of the park is anticipated to begin in June.
April 2, 2023: A total of five bids were received March 30 for the construction of Prospector Park. The lowest responsible and responsive bidder will be considered by the Folsom City Council April 25 for contract award.
March 16, 2023: A mandatory pre-bid meeting was held at the park site.
March 9, 2023: The next steps in the process are construction bids due March 30, and construction contract approval by the City Council April 25. Construction will begin early in June.
February 27, 2023: The project issued for public bid.
February 21, 2023: The project is on schedule to submit for public bid at the end of February.
February 8, 2023: The project is on schedule to submit for public bid at the end of February.
January 26, 2023: The Construction Documentation Package is being finalized. The project will be publicly bid for construction in February 2023.
Contact City of Folsom Park Planning Manager Brad Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the park.