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Canyon Lakes Fountain
Posted on 09/30/2019

CANYON LAKES FOUNTAIN UPDATE

The Canyon Lakes Fountain, located at the corner of Bollinger Canyon Road and Alcosta Boulevard, was drained during the last drought and has been inoperative for over five years. The Fountain has extensive cracking and components that are in need of replacement. In order to restore the operation of the fountain, a complete refurbishment including resurfacing is necessary. The adjacent landscaping is also in need of significant maintenance and replanting.

The costs for fountain replacement and operation and the costs for landscaping are borne by the residents of Zone 3 of the Landscaping & Lighting District through an annual special assessment on their properties, and a 30% contribution from the Citywide Landscaping & Lighting Special Zone.

On July 22nd, staff presented the three options for the Canyon Lakes Fountain to the Finance Committee as follows:

1. Repairing the fountain and refurbishing the adjacent landscape;

2. Replacing the fountain with enhanced landscaping and a space for public art; and

3. No action taken (do nothing option).

In addition, staff presented results from a Reserve Fund analysis that was conducted for both Zone 3 and the Citywide L&L modeling the three options as follows:

 • By implementing Option #1, repairing the fountain and refurbishing the adjacent landscape, the Zone 3 Reserve Fund becomes negative in FY 2025/26 and the Citywide L&L Reserve Fund becomes negative in FY 2022/23.

 • By implementing Option #2, replacing the fountain with enhanced landscaping and a space for public art, the Zone 3 Reserve Fund and the Citywide L&L Reserve Fund retain a positive balance throughout the limits of the analysis (FY 2027/28).

 • By implementing Option #3, no action taken (do nothing option), the Zone 3 Reserve Fund and the Citywide L&L Reserve Fund retain a positive balance throughout the limits of the analysis (FY 2027/28).

The public input received at the meeting was in favor of replacing the fountain with enhanced landscaping with a space for public art. The Finance Committee also supported this option and staff was given the authority to move forward with fountain removal and landscape planting. A preliminary Planting Plan for Option #2 is shown below.

Construction will begin in early October with anticipated completion in spring 2020. For more information, please contact Theresa Peterson, Associate Engineer at: (925) 973-2685 or tpeterson@sanramon.ca.gov.

Preliminary Planting Plan