Tuolumne Park and Recreation District
Bay Street Tot Lot
Located next to the Youth Center / Library is the Bay Street Tot Lot. Completed
in 2011 with funds from Proposition 40 this new addition to the community
features a low impact artificial fall zone made from recycled materials. Tables
and benches boarder the new play structure, providing a comfortable place for
adults to keep an eye on their little ones.
Depot Park
Adjacent to West Side Memorial Park it was originally constructed in 1993 In
2011
the District used remaining funds from Proposition 40 to renovate this
tribute to our towns lumber industry.
The train was rolled from its' tracks and the
ties and rails were leveled then raised. More rock wall was added and iron
fencing now fully encloses the exhibit. Rounding out the display a new concrete
surround was pored and benches and planters were added.
Horseshoe Pits
Not far from the Tot Lot is the home of the Tuolumne County Horseshoe Club.
Constructed in 2003 with funding from Proposition 40, six new lanes were
installed with clay pits. Large shade cloths are raised during the part of the year
to help with the summer sun.
River Ranch Camp Ground     20900 Fish Hatchery Rd
Located on the Tuolumne River, the River Ranch Camp Ground was
p
urchased in 1960 by the newly formed Tuolumne Recreation and Parkway
District
. The 40 acres once hosted the Basin Creek Fish Hatchery. With monies
from 1964 Park Bond Act Fund the property was transformed for public use and
has been managed by River Ranch Management Inc for the last several years.
Expanding from our rented office on Chestnut St. the District acquired this
building in 2004. the new facility  is large enough to provide several offices and
two meeting rooms. District meeting are held every second Wednesday of the
month at 6:00 pm.
District Office at 18603 Pine Street
District Shop and Maintenance Yard
Located behind the TPRD offices, construction of the shop and maintenance
yard began in 2008 with more funds from Proposition 40. The 30 x 28 building
provides a more comfortable environment for our staff to repair and maintain
the District's assets.
Tuolumne Community Garden   18971 Carter St.
In 1996, the purchase of this abandoned lot on the edge of town was
developed into a community garden. Located on Cemetery Lane  there are 26
garden spaces, a green house and Restroom facilities.  With the help of local
residence, District funds and monies from Proposition 40 the Tuolumne
Community Garden becomes more beautiful each year. A membership is
required for access. Contact the
District Office for more information.
Willow Street Ball Field
Between 1992 and 1996 the District purchased the connecting properties that
would eventually become the Willow Street Ballfield. With funds allocated from
Proposition 12 and Proposition 40 this multi-purpose facility was created.
Suitable for t-ball and youth soccer practice, this field sees a lot of year round
use.
Reid Park   18650 Carter St  
Once the site of the famous Reid Sanitarium this long vacant lot was converted
for public use in 1997. Purchased and rehabilitated entirely with District funds
this Carter Street park has new sidewalk along with rose bushes, benches and
lawn.
Depot Trails
Behind Jerry Whitehead Field, Depot Trails is the Districts latest improvement
project. In a joint effort with the Sonora Area Foundation, this 2.3 acre parcel
was a donation from the Tuolumne Band of Mi Wuk Indians. The project
involved clearing some of the undergrowth just outside of the wetland area to
install a split rail fence. Then a walking path dotted with benches will allow
visitors a leisurely stroll through this peaceful setting
.