Funding for Maintenance of Community Parks, Streetscapes and Trails
Residents of Elk Grove enjoy award-winning recreation facilities, including 100 parks, 1,017 acres of park and open space and 18 miles of trails. These facilities are constructed and maintained by Cosumnes Community Services District (Cosumnes CSD).
Cosumnes CSD relies on different funding sources to plan, construct and maintain these facilities. Construction is generally funded through agreements with community developers, such as park impact fees.
Maintenance of parks, streetscapes and trails is funded through assessments approved by a vote of property owners, known as Landscape and Lighting (L&L) assessments. Last year, L&L assessments generated approximately $14 million. Property tax revenues are not used for park construction or maintenance.