Grounds

The Grounds at Santa Rosa Junior College have long been admired as some of the most beautiful in the California community college system. This was no accident. Our college has a rich history of dedicated people who have committed themselves to preserving our native Oaks and enhancing our landscapes for the benefit of all who visit this place. The present day staff are proud to continue in this tradition and strive to preserve our Heritage trees, maintain the beauty and functionality of the campus, and help create a more inspiring learning environment each day.

The staff of Santa Rosa Junior College’s Grounds Operations provide a safe and attractive outdoor environment in support of the college’s academic mission. We are responsible for the management and maintenance of the grounds at the Santa Rosa Campus (118 acres), Petaluma Campus (40 acres), Windsor Safety Training Center (20 acres), and occasionally assist staff at Shone Farm and other college sites. Specific functions include the following;

  • Installation and maintenance of campus flower beds, native plant gardens, and shrubs
  • Tree maintenance and protection program
  • Turf maintenance
  • Maintenance and repair of parking lots, sidewalks, paths, and roads
  • Sports field management; including field striping, grading, and event set-up
  • Irrigation management and operations
  • Pest control
  • Recycling Services
  • Weed abatement for fire protection
  • Fencing; Repair and replacement
  • Signage installation and maintenance
  • Broadly support our college’s sustainability initiatives

Rose Garden

General Info

The Grounds Department shop and Facilities Operations offices are located in the Facilities Operations yard in the southwest section of the Santa Rosa Campus, between Sypher Baseball field and Lounibus Center.

 

Grounds Contacts:

 

Santa Rosa Campus

If you need to contact us, or want to report a hazard or concern, please call our Santa Rosa campus Facilities Operations office at (707) 524-4231, or at one of the following numbers:

 

Carl Dobson, Manager of Grounds and Recycling

cdobson@santarosa.edu

Office phone: (707) 524-1611

 

Petaluma Campus

Gary Watts, Facilities Manager

gwatts@santarosa.edu

Office Phone: (707) 778-4410

 

Windsor Training Center

Tim Bell, Facilities Coordinator

tbell@santarosa.edu

Office Phone: (707) 836-8220

 

Shone Farm

Leonard Diggs, Manager Shone Farm

ldiggs@santarosa.edu

Office Phone: 707-535-3700

 

 

More information and resources:

1. Tree Maintenance and Protection

2. Recycling (Front Page)

3. Roses

4. History of our Grounds