Montage and Badger Park Master Planning, River Access, & Connectivity

The City is launching a coordinated community-based planning process for its parks and open space system and is seeking a qualified consultant or consultant team (consultant) with relevant experience and knowledge to lead the project that will incorporate the following components:

  • Developing a master plan, cost estimates, and related information for a ~36-acre public park associated with the Montage brand resort and residential development currently under construction.
  • Developing a master plan, cost estimates, and related information for redevelopment of the City’s ~20-acre Badger Park located along the Russian River.
  • Analyzing opportunities and challenges for creating Russian River access and interfaces as the Russian River passes through the City and developing a plan to enhance river access.
  • Analyzing and developing a high-level plan for connectivity to parks, open spaces, recreational facilities, schools, Russian River, and other points of interest.

This project will create legacy opportunities for the community and will be done in conjunction with other planning processes that are currently underway or will be launched soon. These include a Parks and Recreation Facilities Inventory and Assessment, an Arts and Culture Plan, a master plan for the redevelopment of Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach (operated by Sonoma County Regional Parks), and the American Institute of Architects Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) project. It is anticipated that these planning process will inform each other and the Project.

Technical Design Team

In October 2018 the City issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking a consultant or a consultant team (consultant) to provide technical expertise in the areas of park planning and design, cost estimating, and creative public engagement processes. You can download a copy of the RFQ here. You can download the webinar file or view the presentation online by following this link: 10.12.18 Planning Webinar. (Push the play button to start the replay of the online webinar.) Finally, you can download a copy of the PowerPoint here: 10.12.18 Planning Presentation PowerPoint.  

The City received 18 statements of qualifications for the project and selected a technical design team that is led by Fletcher Studio out of San Francisco (www.fletcher.studio) with participation from AIM Consulting for outreach and engagement, Inter-Fluve for water resource engineering, BKF for civil engineering, and others to lead the project. You can review Fletcher Studio's proposal here

Community-Based "Park Design Team"

This planning process is being led by a community and stakeholder group called the Park Design Team (PDT). The PDT is made up of residents, park users, and other stakeholders who will help identify needs, provide input, and review concepts and proposals throughout the planning process. The PDT will meet at least monthly with additional activities and public engagement opportunities scheduled throughout the planning process. Members of the Park Design Team are: 

1PatAbercrombie
2NancyAndrews
3SheilaAngerer
4Jessica  Bangs
5StevenBarber
6CindyBeth
7JacksonBoaz*
8WilliamBuckner
9NatashaCastelli
10GregGibbons
11ChrisHerrod*
12MathieuIsaacs
13DannelleJenkins
14KellyKeller
15TerryKemp**
16MindyKiff
17Amanda Mansfield
18SamanthaMarquis
19MarkMcMullen
20KristinMidura Robinson
21Peter Mork
22RochelleMueller
23KenMunson
24JenniferNelson
25WalterNiederberger
26TatianaOrtiz
27KathleenPage
28CeciliaPietropaoli
29Emily Podolak
30TonyRamsden
31Dorthy Reagan
32MaryRose Haffner
33JoshSchoeneman
34StephenSchwartz
35LaceyScott*
36Lee Sigler**
37FeliciaSmith
38RickStinson
39TishaTara
40StuartTiffen
41JayTripathi*
42AlinaVanoni Collin
43VictoriaWhitaker



*Parks and Recreation Commission Representative
**Senior Citizen Advisory Commission Representative