The Civic Center is constructed on a portion of the former 33 acre Waterman Park Housing property. The remainder of the site is master planned as a governmental center, to include a library, post office, theater-auditorium, State and Federal offices and school administration building, surrounding the large lake in the center of the site. The Civic Center design is the winning entry of Architect Robert Hawley in the City's design competition that attracted over 40 entries from Northern California architects..
The first step toward a Fairfield Civic Center began on November 24, 1953, when the City CouncIl voted to proceed with purchase from the Federal Government of a thirty-three acre site just north of the City's Central Business District. This site was well known as Wateman Park and had been a World War II temporary housing project of 315 unots with a central recreation center and cafeteria. At the time of purchase the City Council intended that the site become Fairfield's Civic Center. The City Hall building is the largest of the five building complex. [...]
Vacaville Civic Center Dedication Ceremony Brochure January 11, 1969. This brochure includes detailed photos, cost estimates, and a brief history of Vacaville and the Civic Center Project. The Master of Ceremonies was Judge Walter W. Weir, Jr. [...]
Civic Center complex, Fairfield, Ca
Park and Recreation Element of the 1969 City of Vacaville General Plan. Prepared by Theodore Osmundson and Associates and presented to the City Council in August 1969. The Recreation Element consists of two studies which have been combined into a comprehensive overview of the Vacaville urban and regional environment. The following school parks are included in this report: Fairmont, Elm, Ulatis, Markham, Jepson, Monte Vista, Hemlock, and Alamo. [...]
Vacaville Community Center and Swim Pool Complex Dedication Program December 1, 1973. Master of Ceremonies: John Bowman. Now referred to as the Ulatis or Three Oaks Community Center. Excerpt from the Welcome Message: Your City Council is very proud to dedicate this functional and attractive recreational complex to the citizens of Vacaville. [...]
California Meal Alfalfa Association entry. ca. 1920
1957 Vacaville Area General Plan adopted by the City of Vacaville on August 27, 1957. Adopted by the Solano County Board of Supervisors on October 15, 1957. Prepared by the the General Plan Committee of the City and County Planning Commissions composed of Harold Youngblood, Richard Rowe, Robert Meyer, Blenden Nelson, Don Birrell, Robert Power and Planning Consultant Lawrence Livingston Jr. Topics of this report include: Background of the site and history of development, Basic data of population and growth, Description of the General Plan, methods of carrying out the General Plan, and major assumptions, policies and proposals. [...]