|About the El Dorado Hills Community Services District (CSD)
The CSD owns and manages over 170 acres of land including 134 acres of parks and 82 acres of open space. Fifteen of our parks remain undeveloped, while work on new parks continues. The Promontory Community Park opened in March 2007 and includes extensive sports facilities. We have a full time staff of nearly 40 park and recreation professionals and support staff, in addition to over 150 part time and seasonal employees. Our annual budget is over $8 million.
Sphere of Influence - The area within the current CSD and its Sphere of Influence is approximately 31,108 acres or about 48.606 square miles. The Sphere of Influence includes areas that may be considered for annexation to the District. The El Dorado County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) may amend the Sphere of Influence from time to time.
Topography - The physical character of the CSD affects the opportunities for recreation. Much of El Dorado Hills consists of gently rolling to steep terrain. Flat ground is rare, and there are few opportunities for traditional parklands with large turf areas. The general landform within the CSD follows two major north-south trending ridgelines. The ridgelines form two long valleys that drain to New York Creek (the American River Watershed) as it flows north to Folsom Lake. From approximately Harvard Way the two valleys drain south to the Cosumnes River Watershed. Residential development has occurred throughout the area on all but the steepest hillsides. The steep hillsides remain as open space and they contribute to the rural character of the community. The open space serves primarily for passive use rather than as active use areas.
Population - The CSD community has experienced considerable growth over the past 20 years, and now serves a population of approximately 42,108. It is expected that the CSD will reach a build-out population of 58,831.