The Cambrian

Plans for Fiscalini park available online

People are being encouraged to check out online the Phase 1 grading and drainage plans for a future community park on less than 20 percent of Fiscalini Ranch Preserve’s 70-acre East Ranch.

The plans can be found at

Be forewarned, however. The online type face is really small. Use of a magnifying glass is recommended, if not essential, and enlarged hard copies via a printer’s zoom function can be helpful for the less-than-eagle-eyed.

Copies are also available for review in the administrative office of the Cambria Community Services District, 1316 Tamsen St., Suite 201.

The public review period will end Dec. 20.

Public outreach about the plans will be one of several topics on the Dec. 1 agenda of the Cambria Community Services District’s Parks Recreation and Open Space Commission. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. in the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St.

Commissioners also will discuss the appointment of a new member to replace Ben Bouldin, and the reappointment of commission Chairman Steve Kniffen and commissioner Adolph Atencio.

The plans include general notes about grading, drainage and construction, plus information about the area’s current topography and structures. A number of drawings illustrate the plan and construction cross-sections.

The park plans, designed by Monte Soto’s Civil Design Studio of Cambria, have been out for public perusal for some time. However, the commission is pushing to make sure the design has been seen and studied by anybody who is interested in the community park and the ranch preserve.

For additional information, and comments and suggestions about the Phase 1 plans, contact the CSD’s administrative office at 927-6223. Mail can be sent to P.O. Box 65, Cambria CA 93428 or via email to Carlos Mendoza at

He can also be contacted at 927-6220.