Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens
located at 1550 West Avenue is growing!
Experience Santa Rosa's agricultural past - in the middle of the city! The whole family will delight in the barns, hay bales and working garden at Bayer Farm, operated by Landpaths. This six acre city park and urban farm located in the heart of the Roseland neighborhood features old barns, beautiful gardens and many ways to relax and have fun. Kids and adults will enjoy farm activities, crafts, games and active play. Bikes are welcome and visitors are free to stroll through the gardens. Help tend the plants and even harvest the produce, or just relax and enjoy the view of Tayor Mountain. All within 2 miles of downtown Santa Rosa!
Open to the public every Wednesday, 1-4 pm, Friday, from 3-6 pm and every third Saturday of the month from 9 am-noon for story time through the spring and summer months. Check back for special event annoucements for the spring/summer months. For more information, contact LandPaths at (707) 524-9318, or visit www.landpaths.org.
Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens Planning and Construction FAQs:
What is the plan for the park?
The City held seven public meetings and an additional five steering committee meetings to get input on what the neighborhood would like to see in the park. Residents were able choose features they felt best suited their needs. This planning process took nearly nine months and resulted in the Master Plan.
What does the Master Plan include?
The Master Plan features an expanded community garden, gathering areas, support structures for the garden (green house and lathe house), a rehabilitated barn and animal enclosure, caretaker’s residence (approximately 1,041 sq. ft.), turf areas, three play zones, amphitheatre, picnic areas, wetland area, interactive fountain, orchards, sport plaza, a Community Hall (approximately 3,240 sq. ft.), placita (central courtyard), an Outdoor Education Building (approximately 2,900 sq. ft.), event stage, cross cultural ovens, restrooms, parking for onsite staff and green elements incorporated throughout the site.
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On April 5, 2011 City Council formally approved the Master Plan for Bayer Neighborhood Park & Gardens. The City is currently working to develop construction drawings and will again look to the steering committee and community for additional input during the ongoing planning phases.
Who will pay for the construction?
At this time the City staff has secured over $5 million for the construction of the park. The funding comes from two grants, the Proposition 84 Statewide Parks Program ($4,833,467) and the Stewardship Council ($189,000). Additional funding will be needed to complete all elements in the Master Plan and staff will continue to look for additional funding sources.
What will happen to the structures in the fenced portion of the property?
The structures that are currently fenced in the center of the property will be deconstructed and the Community Hall and Outdoor Education Building are planned in nearly the same area. The Master Plan Report which includes the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Lead and Asbestos Survey (49 pages) is available for additional information about the planning, design, site restrictions and current state of existing structures.
Contact Jennifer Tuell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 543-3741.