CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: July 24, 2007
Subject/Title: Adopt a resolution confirming names for new park facilities
as recommended by the Parks and Recreation Commission.
Prepared By: Parks and Recreation: Felix Errico, Parks Planner
Submitted by: Craig Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation
Adopt a resolution confirming names for new park facilities as recommended
by the Parks and Recreation Commission.
In June 2001, City Council of the City of Brentwood approved a policy
regarding the naming/dedication of City facilities.
In May 2004, City Council approved park names as suggested by the Parks and
Recreation Commission at their regular meeting of April 23, 2004.
For several years, the City of Brentwood has approved subdivisions that
include ½ acre and larger parks.
On October 21, 1997, City Council for the City of Brentwood approved Back
Nine at Brentwood Country Club Subdivision #7940. As part of the subdivision
approval, the developer Blackhawk/Nunn also included a 10 acre public park
along Fairview Avenue.
In the Sterling Preserve III, Subdivision #8875 included a park, and through
the Siena Village Subdivision #8953 approval process, the developer included
a park and trail head.
In all of the subdivisions processed in the City of Brentwood, park concepts
have been approved by the Parks and Recreation Commission. Some of these
parks are in the process of been completed by the developers without a City
Council approved name.
To address this shortfall, park staff met with Park Naming Subcommittee of
the Parks and Recreation Commission on May 22, 2007, to generate park names
for the park along Fairview Avenue, and the parks in Sterling Preserve III
and Siena Village. The subcommittee recommended the following names:
Summerset Park for the 10 acre park land adjacent to Fairview Avenue,
Cornfield Park for the park inside Sterling Preserve III, Cortona Park and
Cortona Trailhead inside the Sienna Village Subdivision. The subcommittee
asked staff to agendize the proposed park names on the Parks and Recreation
Commission May 24, 2007meeting agenda for approvals.
At the May 24, 2007 meeting, the Parks and Recreation Commission discussed
the park names recommended by the Parks and Recreation Commission park
naming sub-committee. The Parks and Recreation Commission approved the name
chosen by the park naming sub-committee for Summerset Park. However the full
Commission considered ‘Cornfield Park’ name at the Sterling Preserve III
subdivision inappropriate. The full Commission deliberated, discussed other
potential park names and decided to recommend the park within Sterling
Preserve III, be named Seedling Park.
On the Siena Village Subdivision #8953 park names, the names were pulled
from consideration based on the assumption that the park and trailhead
inside Siena Village had been previously named and approved. Subsequently,
staff reviewed the last two years of park naming by the Parks and Recreation
Commission and determined that the park and trailhead in Sienna Village did
not receive park and trailhead names approval. At June 28, 2007, the Parks
and Recreation Commission approved the park name and trailhead in Siena
The following park names with locations are being forwarded for City Council
1. On the park land along Fairview Avenue south of Regent Court, the Park
Naming Committee recommended Summerset Park, which was approved by the full
Parks and Recreation Commission.
2. On the Sterling Preserve III Subdivision #8875, the Park Naming Committee
recommended Cornfield Park. However, the Parks and Recreation Commission
recommended instead Seedling Park.
3. On the Siena Village Subdivision #8953, the Park Naming Committee
recommended Cortona Park, which was approved by the Parks and Recreation
There is no fiscal impact to the city in approving park names for new park
facilities by the City Council of the City of Brentwood.
Map of park locations
Naming/Dedication of Facilities Council/Administrative Policy
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD CONFIRMING NAMES
FOR NEW PARKS FACILITIES AS RECOMMENDED BY THE PARKS AND RECREATION
WHEREAS, in June 2001, the City Council of the City of Brentwood confirming
a policy regarding the naming/dedication of City facilities including city
WHEREAS, the Parks and recreation Commission has recommended names for three
new city parks; and
WHEREAS, the developers of three subdivisions have completed all park
improvements and are required to install park signs with park names; and
NOW, THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Brentwood
hereby confirms the following park names, Summerset Park for the Back Nine
at Brentwood Country Club Subdivision #7940, Seedling Park for Sterling
Preserve III Subdivision #8875, and Cortona Park for Siena Village
PASSED AND APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the city of Brentwood
at a regular meeting held on July 24, 2007, by the following votes