In 2003 the Discovery Bay Community Services District took on the responsibility of maintaining the “Common” landscape areas/parks within a portion of the community that is known as the “Discovery Bay Proper Area-Service Area M-8,” which is now called Discovery Bay Lighting & Landscaping Zone #8. The landscape zone #8 encompasses Cornell Park, Roberta Fuss Tot Lot, all common landscape streetscapes, levees, and islands on the east side of Discovery Bay. Due to the age of the majority of these sites, the District approved the creation of a Landscape Master Plan for a design concept for future capital improvements. The Board of Directors has currently approved two renovation projects for 2010 for this zone. These projects include the west side of Discovery Bay Boulevard from Seal Way up to and including Sand Point Road, as well as Willow Lake Road streetscape improvements.
In 2006, the District formed the Discovery Bay Lighting & Landscaping Zone #9 in the Ravenswood Housing Development area that is located off of Newport Drive and Slifer Drive that consists of common landscape areas and a park.
In 2008, the town began the maintenance of all public common landscape areas and parks that are owned by the County. These common landscape areas are broken out into three independently funded zones that are as follows:
Zone #35: trail/pathway between Newport Drive and Safeway & the median landscaping on Bixler Road
Zone #57: common landscape areas, parking areas & Regatta Park in the Discovery Bay Southwest (Centex) Development
Zone #61: common landscape areas and Slifer Park in the area of the Discovery Bay West housing development from Slifer Park on Newport Drive to the Lakes Home Development on Bixler Road.
Discovery Bay parks offer a wide range of recreational outdoor activities open to the public. Park hours are from dawn to dusk. Use of facilities are on a “first come, first served” basis; however, reservations are recommended.
The Town of Discovery Bay’s first off leash dog park opened in April 2015 at the Community Center. The park is about an acre is size and includes shade, benches, water stations, and a basket of play toys.
The park was funded entirely with outside donations and volunteer labor.
The site was chosen due to its relatively isolated location at the Community Center and the low cost to modify the site.
If you are a Discovery Bay resident or business owner, and if you have a service request pertaining specifically to water, sewer and/or landscaping services, please complete the form below to request District Staff to contact you to discuss your needs. If you have general questions or concerns, please visit our Contact Us page to complete the Contact Form on that page or simply call or visit the District Office.
The attached tree and plant listing has been assembled with selections that have a proven record to survive Discovery Bay’s difficult soil conditions. Many thanks to the Discovery Bay Garden Club for their input and additions!