Who We Are ~ The City of Placerville Community Pride Committee was established by city resolution in 1990 to implement the General Plan Community Design Element recommendation to promote city beautification. Community Pride Volunteers work in public garden projects, our city beautification volunteer organization is dedicated to “Improving the grace and charm of Placerville" by promoting community volunteerism in gardening, landscaping, public art projects, and other beautification projects on public property through volunteer membership and participation of individuals and community service organizations.
Our volunteer organization maintained gardens and murals throughout Placerville; along Broadway, Main Street, the Highway 50 corridor, the El Dorado Trail, Randolph Creek, Hangtown Creek and Gold Bug Park • Pulled weeds, planted flowers, scattered wildflower seeds, updated irrigation, improved the soil, cleaned up areas • Held volunteer Work Days • The Historic Bell and Vietnam Memorial plaques have found a home on Main Street, Phase 1 & 2 of our Monument Garden Project Is completed, We have started Phase 3, the garden and benches. We Developed a landscape plan for the Monument Garden Project.
Creation of new landscape, a new poppy project, and art projects throughout the City • Maintenance of existing city gardens, work projects and public art • Recruitment of volunteers and community service organizations • Fundraising to support Community Pride efforts • Promotion of existing city gardens, work projects and public art at public spaces in Placerville. Public outreach with Community Pride Newsletter and Placerville Garden Walk promotion. Coming this Spring look for our Gold Bug Park Interpretive Brochure.
Subscribe to our Newsletter by Community Pride founding member Kathi Lishman for a Note & Notice of our garden work days and special events. For more information on how you can help get involved in community service projects contact the City of Placerville at: 549 Main Street, Placerville, California 95667 Phone: (530) 642-5232
If you like to garden, and are interested in volunteering, Placerville’s Community Pride Committee is looking for you. Come out and help us in public garden projects pulling weeds and planting flowers, scattering wildflowers seeds on our 11 public garden projects. We would love to see you in the garden at our monthly Gardens & Projects work days!
For updates on our progress with garden projects, community work day projects or our Placerville garden walk project information subscribe to our newsletter here. City of Placerville Community Pride Committee Dedicated Volunteers working in public gardens and work projects on city beautification and to help make our community a better place since 1990.
Placerville Garden Walk of Community Pride Gardens, Projects and Work Days
Our tour starts here at downtown Main Street city Clock landmark
Old City Hall Gardens located at Kirk/old City Hall Lot.
Fairy Murals at Garden walls..
Old map birds-eye view of 1888 Placervile
Flower Garden Project
Monument Garden Project
Druid Monument Landmark Upper Main Street Area
Mooney Lot Garden
Garden Wall Mural
Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway at Randolph Creek Butterfly Garden and El Dorado Trail at Town Hall Poppy Project
Ore Cart Garden Project Coming Here Soon, Designed by Marcia Scott. One of Community Pride's first garden "River of Gold" theme.
Gold Bug Park Garden Project
One of Community Pride's first flower gardens. We raised the funds for the decorative wrought iron fencing at the base of the bell tower.
Parking Garage Planter “art in the garden” plants that catch the breeze and cast dancing shadows. Designed and cared for by Debra Power.
Fox Lot Garden Project. Parking lot Shade Trees and Stormwater Garden at creek, with a Rose Garden now being added by Cary Friar.
Local hero mail carrier Snowshoe Thompson Mural at old Post Office Building by muralist Oran Miller and maintained by Mr. & Mrs. Blackwell.
Welcome Sign Area Mountain Meadow Wildflowers and Hangtown Creek Project by Debra Power. Sign Planter by Placerville Rotary.
Thank you to all our volunteers, for 30 years of making our walk in the garden, and our community a better place because of YOU!
Ivy House flower garden under cork oak in old river stone wall planter. Flower garden cared for and maintained by Cary Friar.
Volunteer Work Days Mulch & Daffodils. One of our first Caltrans Projects. We Mulch this Area During City Community Service Day.
Gold Bug Park Garden Project Work Day at Path to Gold Mine and Big Canyon Creek Area. Gold Bug Interpretive Brochure Coming Soon.
Randolph Creek Project by Steve Dowty and Jennifer Trucker. Demonstration Garden of Creek Maintenance and Native Plants, Butterfly Garden.
Community Pride Earth Day Work Day with Placerville Scouts.