Cameron Park "A Special Place To Live"
In the 1950's, visionary Larry Cameron purchased 5,000 foothill acres for ranching purposes. During the 1960's, with the help of others, Cameron divided the land into many lots of varying sizes to make way for the eventual real estate boom. Cameron's vision of a neighborhood revolved around a country club and airpark. Today, Cameron Park reflects a wide scope of interests, with ranch sized properties, medium and high density residential, shopping areas, a championship country club, and a recreational lake. Cameron Airpark Estates provide an opportunity for residents who are pilots to commute from home to any destination. The wide streets double as taxiways leading from the homes to the adjacent airport. Aircraft hangars are oversized garages at the homes who own their own airplane. Cameron Airpark, O61, is a public airport and vital to the surrounding region. Adjacent to the Airpark Estates sits Cameron Park Lake (man-made) covering approximately ten acres, the area contains the lake itself, a park, a nature trail encircling the lake, picnic areas, boat rentals, tennis courts, playgrounds, as well as a sandy beach and swimming area, separated from the lake by an earthen dam. Turtles and aquatic fowl can be seen at the lake. The Community Services District, CPCSD, regularly stocks the lake with fish including bluegill, black bass, and black crappie fish.
Larry Cameron died January 9, 1992, wife, Ruth Cameron died January 27, 2008. Today, 2010, Cameron Park is a mix of single family homes, apartments and businesses. The airport situated above the valley fog, yet below the snow-line and is a publicly owned, public-use airport. The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors formed the Cameron Park Airport District on December 1, 1987.
There are seven parks in Cameron Park maintained by the Community Services District (CPCSD): Cameron Lake Park, Hacienda Park, Christa McAuliffe Park, Dave West Park, Gateway Park, Rasmussen Park, and the Skate Park. Click on a thumbnail.
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