Civic Center and Community Park

More than 76 acres of land on the south side of Elk Grove Boulevard and east of Big Horn Boulevard will be the home of a new Civic Center and Community Park for the City of Elk Grove. Civic Center Drive divides the site, with 20 acres north of Civic Center Drive and approximately 56 acres to the south.

Planning for the Civic Center began in 2006 with several architectural, financial, and market studies conducted by the City. This process included many public meetings and workshops to solicit public input and develop a vision for the Civic Center. An initial list of facilities and Civic Center Design Guidelines were approved in 2011 to provide direction on Civic Center amenities and aesthetics. 

Identified uses from these initial efforts include:
  • Performing arts center 
  • Community center 
  • City offices 
  • Hotel/conference center 
  • Retail/restaurants 
  • Children’s museum 
  • Botanical gardens 
  • Library

At the January 13, 2016 City Council meeting, staff presented a conceptual Civic Center Master Plan for the southern portion of the Civic Center site that would include an Aquatic Center and Commons, Senior Center/Community Center, Veterans Hall, Children’s museum, Library and botanical gardens/nature preserve.  At the meeting, the City Council directed staff to proceed with the completion of the refined Civic Center Master Plan, including a Phase 1 of the project, which includes an Aquatic Center, Senior Center/Community Center and Veterans Hall. The site plan and facilities continue to be refined through design team efforts and public outreach. 

Civic Center Master Plan
Civic Center Site Plan
  Civic Center Phase 1
Civic Center Site Plan
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These Phase 1 projects are estimated to cost approximately $61 million. Funding is proposed to come from a variety of sources including Poppy Ridge and Laguna Ridge Community Facility District (CFD) funds, Laguna Ridge Park Fee and a $3 million contribution from the Senior Center of Elk Grove. Future phases are dependent on funding availability. More information about the phase 1 projects and prior reports can be found by clicking on the buttons above.

For More Information

City Staff Contact:
Lana Yoshimura
Community Event Center Manager
Phone: (916) 627-3214 or

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