Search for recreation site turns up 444 possibilities |

Search for recreation site turns up 444 possibilities

Michael Schneider

The search for an El Dorado County recreation complex on the South Shore continued Tuesday as a community group gathered for the second of four meetings designed to formulate a county parks master plan.

Dennis Crabb, former South Lake Tahoe city attorney who heads the planning effort, said a group of about 25 community members met to discuss alternatives for the stalled Golden Bear Park.

The Golden Bear area had been the preferred park site until neighbors complained and stalemated the project.

Crabb said the group decided to compose a master plan for county parks and the search for a Golden Bear alternative.

A computer scan using minimum criteria for a park site was performed and the search came up with 444 alternatives, according to Crab.

“Between now and the next meeting in July, our goal is to get that number down to more a manageable level,” he said, perhaps as few as 10 sites.

The community group will meet again July 29, then for a final time Sept. 2.

The aim is to have a site in mind by September. At that point it will make public presentations to the boards of the various local governments which have pledged support for the park search, including the South Lake Tahoe City Council, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and Lake Tahoe Community College.

“We’re working through the process and hope to have an alternative within a couple months,” Alcott said.

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