The next phase of the Twain Harte Meadows Park project will be underway soon thanks to a $3.75 million grant that was awarded to Twain Harte CSD through the State Water Resources Control Board’s Stormwater Grant Program. Meadows Park is one subproject of the larger collaborative Twain Harte Community Stormwater Enhancement Project (Stormwater Project) that seeks to turn Twain Harte’s stormwater into a resource by incorporating simple, innovative stormwater improvements throughout the community. The grant is an amazing win for our community and Meadows Park is just one of the benefits!
The grant will cover more than half of the community-designed features of the new park, making it fully functional for community use and enjoyment. Only the large outdoor pavilion, restrooms, parking area and BBQ/picnic areas are not included in the grant. The mountain meadow, historical/cultural path, water play area, Me-Wuk garden, outdoor learning labs and other features are all included. The collaborative and innovative nature of the project coupled with the hands-on outdoor learning labs in Meadows Park makes Twain Harte a model and learning center for other communities.
A Little History
For those who aren’t familiar with the Twain Harte Meadows Park project, our community has worked together over the last few years to design a new park on a 1 acre parcel located in the center of downtown. The property was generously donated to Twain Harte CSD by a long time resident who had a dream to create a beautiful park area where family and friends could gather to relax, play and enjoy the beauty of our charming mountain community. The new park will have a mountain meadow theme and will include a large meadow, outdoor pavilion, picnic and BBQ areas, local history, water play and learning area, town Christmas tree, Me-Wuk Indian plant garden, and other great features. To learn more about how Twain Harte Meadows Park began and how the the Final Conceptual Plan was developed, please visit our Meadows Park History and Development page.
The grant agreement is anticipated to be finalized in Spring and construction could begin as early as summer 2022. We are still hopeful that we can obtain grants for the remaining portion of Meadows Park. We are awaiting word on one grant application that would fully fund the remaining Meadows Park improvements.
How to Get Involved
We maintain an email list of community members who want to be involved in this great community opportunity. The list is used to keep people informed about the development process and upcoming community forums. If you would like to be added to the list, please email us at email@example.com and let us know how you might want to be involved.