Keiser Park Master Plan Update
Keiser Park Master Plan Update and Preliminary Site Designs
Request for Proposals
The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to invite responses from qualified firms that can assist Town of Windsor staff in the preparation, development, and adoption, of a Park Master Plan and Preliminary Site Designs for an Aquatics Complex and a Gym/Community Center at Keiser Park. The proposal shall focus on the expansion potential of the park, what and where the proposed facilities can be built, estimated construction costs, potential financing mechanisms, opportunities for project partnerships and preparation of environmental documents required pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This updated report should align with the Town of Windsor Parks and Recreation Master Plan and General Plan. The final report will provide the Town of Windsor a path forward with detailed planning and funding options for the identified facilities.
The Town of Windsor (Town) is a family-oriented community with an exceptional quality of life for all ages. Windsor offers a wide variety of services and recreational opportunities, well-planned business areas, and a historic downtown. Windsor is located immediately adjacent to Highway 101 between Santa Rosa and Healdsburg, just 63 miles northwest of San Francisco, and 32 miles from the Pacific Ocean. With a population of 27,128 Windsor was incorporated as a general law City in July 1992. Encompassing 6.5 square miles, Windsor offers a modern, relaxed lifestyle, and a growing retail and industrial center for Northern Sonoma County, all set amidst the beautiful oak-clad hills, vineyards and valleys of Sonoma County. The Town is governed by a town council with five members.
The Town has a strong commitment to providing high-quality parks, recreation facilities and recreation programs for community members and visitors. Currently, the Parks and Recreation Department (the "Department") oversees more than 120 acres of parks and landscape areas. The primary facilities include baseball, softball and soccer fields, a skate park, a senior recreation center, tennis/pickleball courts and a community center. The Department administers year-round recreation programs for a variety of age and interest groups, including adult and youth athletic programs, senior services, preschool classes, fitness and athletic instruction, classes, camps, after-school programs, and aquatics programs. For fiscal year 2019-20, the Department had a total operating budget of approximately $4 million.
The Town adopted the current Keiser Community Park Master Plan for Louis B. Keiser Community Park (Keiser Park) in August of 2007. Phase One of this plan was completed in 2011 and included the development of three ball fields, a playground, basketball courts, parking and a restroom/concession building with maintenance storage. Since then, Keiser Park has become a gem of the Windsor community. In addition to offering athletic field space for Windsor High School, youth and adult sports leagues and structured recreation activities, the park provides access to the serenity and inspiration of nature and outdoor spaces. Keiser Park is the current home of a variety of local and regional events that strengthen economic development by drawing more than 20,000 people per year outdoors. Phase Two of the Keiser Community Park Master Plan calls for a competitive and recreation aquatic facility, parking and a large children’s play area. Phase Three includes a 35,000 square foot multi-use recreation center and additional parking.
All qualified applicants are required to submit proposals in accordance with the conditions and dates outlined in this RFP. The Town has established a tentative project budget of $250,000 for all phases of the project (Master Plan update, preliminary site designs, engineers estimates and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) update).
- 2040 General Plan
- 2018 Environmental Impact Report for the 2040 General Plan
- Presentation to Town Council September 16, 2020 Meeting
- 2015 Parks and Recreation Master Plan
- Mitigated Negative Declaration
- Initial Study - Mitigated Negative Declaration
- 2008 Keiser Park Master Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
- Emerging Areas of Interest