Van Buskirk Reuse

A Strategic Design and Reuse Project

The City of Stockton Community Services Department has prepared a draft Master Plan for the rehabilitation and reuse of the former Van Buskirk Golf Course property. The property is located next to the Van Buskirk Community Center and is ideally suited for active and passive outdoor recreational facilities, programs, and activities.


Participate in the Process

The draft Master Plan is now ready to share, along with other opportunities that provide flood protection.  Join us for a community meeting Open House:


Van Buskirk Park Master Plan for Reuse Open House

  • Thursday, September 29, 2022, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Weston Ranch Branch Library, 1453 W. French Camp Road, Stockton


Take the Van Buskirk Park & Community Center Survey

Please take a few moments to complete this online survey - available in both English and Spanish:


Developing the Master Plan 

This location and site will be used to enhance public space and create a regional facility that will offer opportunities that engage residents and attract visitors. The City has engaged a consultant to help with the development of this vision and to ensure that what is proposed is driven by community interests and needs through extensive engagement.


Design Workshop Inc., is an experienced design consultant that has been leading landscape architecture and urban design projects in California since 1968. The concept plan will include information gathered during the community engagement process.



Project Progress To-Date

Significant progress has been made toward the plan for future uses, including:


Project Details

A $260,000 design contract with Design Workshop Inc. was approved by City Council on November 17, 2020, and the design process began in December 2020. Design completion is anticipated by 2022.


For additional information, please contact the Community Services Department at (209) 937-8595 or email


To share your ideas, submit questions, or provide input to this project, please visit Ask Stockton.



External Links

Van Buskirk Survey 

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 9/22/2022