Cosumnes CSD will be hosting a volunteer work day at Tom Karamanos Park from 8AM - 12PM on Saturday, July 24. Volunteers will bring this park back to life by cleaning up litter, pruning, weeding and spreading mulch in the planter beds. This is an excellent opportunity to improve the condition of this local park, and make life better for everyone who visits.
Why Tom Karamanos Park?
Park maintenance in Elk Grove is primarily funded by Landscape & Lighting (L&L) benefit assessments. The L&L benefit assessment collected in Benefit Zone 3 - Elk Grove / West Vineyard, where Tom Karamanos Park is located, is not sufficient to pay for capital improvements and maintenance costs. Low assessment rates were set in this benefit zone when it was established in the mid-1990s, and today there is a gap between maintenance costs and assessment revenues.
Service Level Reductions
The following reductions have been incorporated in order to minimize the amount of Capital Reserves being used for routine maintenance:
- Reduced irrigation water at parks.
- Reduced contracted landscape services art parks, including:
- Reduced mowing by 50% at non-sports field parks
- Eliminated fertilization and aeration of turf
- Eliminated weed control in turf and planters
- Eliminated shrub pruning
With just a few hours of volunteer service, you can help improve the condition of Tom Karamanos Park and reduce the impact of these necessary service reductions.
Please visit yourcsd.com/parkfunding to learn more about how parks are built and maintained in Elk Grove.
All volunteers must sign a Hold Harmless Agreement (attached). Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Individuals, families and service groups are welcome.
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
8671 Magnolia Hill Way, Elk Grove, CA 95624
|| Heather Shortino