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Chilton Park Master Plan


Chilton Park Property


 Chilton Park Master Plan Concept (pdf)

 Chilton Park Master Plan Park Elements (pdf)


Request for Proposals for Construction: Posted 2/25/20


Construction Anticipated to begin late spring 2020. 


 Construction anticipated to be complete by end of summer 2020.



Callander Associates presented the proposed design for Chilton Park at the City Council  meeting on Monday, April 22, 2019 and it was approved by Council.  On June 24, 2019, Council approved funding to complete the improvements in the amount of $500,000.  We are also waiting on per capita grant funds from Proposition 68 to put towards this project.  We hope to start the project in late summer/early fall.

The City has determined the proposed improvements will not have a significant effect on the environment and are categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  An environmental consultant has prepared a CEQA Notice of Exemption and an Initial Study documenting these findings. 

The City Council agenda packet for April 22, 2019 includes a copy of the Chilton Park Master Plan, which incorporates input received at the two community meetings and the Parks, Recreation & Culture Commission meeting.  The packet also contains the complete CEQA Notice of Exemption and Initial Study.  To view these documents, go to and select City Council Agenda for April 22, 2019.

Open Space Vegetation Management Project - (FEMA-4305-DR-CA, Project #PJ0077, FIPS #081-65070)

 fuel management


 Q&A Document as of 3/5/20 @ 5:00 p.m.


Request for Proposals for Professional Service for Vegetation Management Project: Posted 2/25/20


CEQA Documents:

Vegetation Management Project - Notice of Exemption

Vegetation Management Project - Project Description

Vegetation Management Project - Bio Report

Vegetation Management Project - Cultural Report


The City has been working to improve trail access and reduce vegetation in the open space parks within the routine park and trail maintenance program.  With the additional funding approved by FEMA, the City will be able to complete a more robust scope of work in order to reduce the threat of wildfire, beyond the routine park and trail maintenance program.  

The project consists of four (4) distinct parks in the City of San Carlos. Fuel reduction treatments will be used to create a mosaic of retained vegetation on up to 65.3 acres in Eaton Park, 55.3 acres in Big Canyon Park, 3.4 acres in Crestview Park, and 7.4 acres in Highlands Park.  Some areas will not be treated due to the presence of cut banks, light fuel loads, steep slopes, riparian set-backs and/or access or equipment limitations. It is anticipated that this project will be conducted in no more than a 2-year duration, beginning in Summer 2020. 

LED Sports Field Lighting Design - Burton & Highlands Parks

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Design Phase:  January through April, 2019



August through late fall, 2019


On November 13, 2018, City Council authorized a professional services agreement with Salas O'Brien to design the replacement of existing sports field lighting at Madsen Field (Burton Park) and Highlands Rotary and Kiwanis Fields (Highlands Park) with LED lighting in an amount not to exceed $150,000 including design contingencies.

On July 8, 2019, City Council awarded a construction contract to Capitol Valley Electric, Inc. of Sacramento in the amount of $1,796,004.  Construction is expected to begin in August and be completed in late fall, 2019.

Burton Park Restroom Replacement


burton park playground-restroom project


Completed May 2018


North end of Burton Park - new restroom with increased capacities and a family restroom

South end of Burton / Flanagan Field - renovate existing restrooms


Highlands Park Renovation


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Opened January 6, 2018


Highlands Park renovation included new restrooms with increased capacities, expanded footprint of play area, challenging climbing play features, new ADA compliant path to Stadium Field, improved entry into the park. 

EIR for Improved and Additional Field Lighting and Operations of Highlands Field

EIR pic


Final EIR Certified by City Council on November 13, 2018


Notice of Public Hearing

Burton-Highlands Parks EIR

Burton-Highlands Parks Final Response to Comments

Burton-Highlands Parks Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program

Burton-Highlands Project Findings


Notice of Public Comment Period Extension 

Draft EIR

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F


Parks Master Plan
Field Use and Agronomic Specifications Report (Mahady Report)


Youth Center Remodel

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Completed November 2018  

Youth Center remodel included complete exterior paint and repair of the decayed wood fascia, failed sealants, cracks, roofing issues, including drainage and algae buildup, and aluminum window flashing failures.  Renovation  also included reconfiguration of the front desk, new lobby flooring, new gymnasium bleachers, complete interior paint, restroom repairs and IT cabling.

Ribbon Cutting Celebration was held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.