Park & Golf Operations Division

The Cosumnes Community Services District, Park and Golf Operations Division maintains approximately 1,000 acres of parks, corridors and trails. Park and Golf Operations includes all land management activities at parks, streetscapes, trails, Emerald Lakes Golf Course and other owned greenspaces. As well as, facility maintenance for aquatic centers, spraygrounds, and sports centers. 

Park and Golf Operations is divided into four units: Asset Management, West Sector, East Sector, and South Sector, which includes the City of Elk Grove contract and Emerald Lakes Golf Course. 

Staff provide many services throughout the district including:

  • Repairing damaged park amenities.
  • Abating graffiti.
  • Maintaining sport fields (baseball, softball, soccer and multi-purpose).
  • Maintaining the District spray grounds and pools.
  • Keeping parks clean.
  • Managing the District’s irrigation systems, emphasizing water conservation.

Maintenance tasks performed at a typical park or trail can be viewed on the Routine Landscape Maintenance Schedule (PDF). This is not an exhaustive list, and the actual work performed may vary based on specific site conditions.


Maintenance occurs within 13 benefit zones and in district-wide facilities including Elk Grove Park, Bartholomew Sports Park, Rau Community Park, and Camden Creek. Landscape and Lighting assessments fund the majority of maintenance and operations costs with a small amount of miscellaneous revenue, such as cell tower leases, funding the remaining balance. Assessments are a separate funding source from the General Fund ensuring landscape maintenance does not impact Cosumnes CSD Fire, Administration and Recreation operations.

The Park Maintenance Management Plan (PMMP) was developed in 2014 to help ensure the longevity of land assets in the Cosumnes Community Services District (District).  The PMMP is updated bi-annually and guides the responsible and sustainable management of assets.  

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