Hollister Recreation Presents Movies under The Stars

2018 Movie under the stars flyer

Free to Attend!!!
Location: Dunne Park

Upcoming Movies:

June 15th – Lego Ninjago Movie
June 29th – Despicable Me

July 20th – Coco
July 27th – Wonder

August 3rd – Peter Rabbit
August 10th – Cars 3

Summer Movie Nights at Dunne Park.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

Free Games and Activities for the whole family!

Movies start around 8:30pm.

Follow Hollister Recreation on Social Media for more info.

Request for Qualifications – Art Bench Project for Dunne Park in Hollister

Request for Qualifications

Art Bench Project in Hollister, CA


The San Benito County Arts Council seeks artists to create four benches for placement at Dunne Park in Hollister, CA. in 2018.

Project Background

In 2017, the SBC Arts Council launched the Activate Dunne Park Project in partnership with the City of Hollister to revitalize Dunne Park in downtown Hollister. The project is part of a two-year initiative funded in part through the Creative California Communities Grant from the California Arts Council. Following several inter-departmental and neighborhood meetings, the Arts Council developed a list of infrastructural and programmatic priorities in an effort to activate and improve the park, which included more seating and shade, amongst other priorities. As part of this placemaking process, the Arts Council seeks to commission and install four artist-designed and produced benches that reflect the unique landscape and neighborhood surrounding Dunne Park, while building the park’s permanent assets and contributing to greater vibrancy, engagement and enjoyment within the park.

Art Bench Qualities

Must be original, artist-designed benches created for permanent installation

Must compliment the character of the neighborhood and fit within the existing park assets and surroundings


• Must deter sleeping, loitering and vandalism


General Specifications

Must accommodate up to 500 pounds for seating

Maximum length, 8 feet. Entire design must stay within 8 feet.

Height, minimum 17 inches. Maximum height may vary depending on the site.


• Durable construction suitable for outdoor conditions.


Bench must include mounting mechanism for surface installation. Artist is responsible for artwork transport to designated location and for final installation.


$4,000 per bench, inclusive of all costs including installation. Selected finalists will be paid $150 for proposal development.


Preference will be given to applicants based in California with special consideration for artists residing in San Benito, Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply.

Submission Requirements

Submissions are being accepted online at www.codaworx.com. Please refer to the Submission Instructions and Requirements on pages 3-4.

Submission materials must be received by Friday, June 29th at 5:00 pm PST.

**Full proposals are not due at this time. Selected finalists will be asked to submit a full proposal after July 13, 2018.**


June 29, 2018 RFQ submissions due

July 13, 2018 Finalist notified and invited for proposal development

July 15 31, 2018 Finalist interviews

August 14, 2018 – Formal review by Public Art Review Committee

September 2018 – City Council approval

Installation- October 2018 Spring 2019

Schedule subject to change.

Please direct questions about the project to Jennifer Laine at info@sanbenitoarts.org or 831-636-2787. Please direct all submission questions to info@codaworx.com or 608.467.3040.

Download Information Flyer (PDF File 543KB)

Park Facility Master Plan Draft 2018 Available

This Park Facility Master Plan update will assess existing facilities and resources and recommend future priority projects and potential funding mechanisms. The previous Master Plan was completed in 2002, over 15 years ago, in a very different planning and development context in the City of Hollister. The goal of this update is to enable the City of Hollister to continue to provide parks and recreation facilities for its constituents which provide safe, inclusive opportunities for all members of the community.

This Master Plan provides a current inventory and assessment of the City of Hollister’s parks and recreation resources at this point in time. The Master Plan involved a public feedback component, which influenced both the recommendations for existing and future City parks assets as well as the conceptual master plan for the development of the Water Reclamation Recreational Facility.

This Master Plan provides best practices taken from comparable benchmark communities and provides general and specific recommendations for future park development projects. Recommendations regarding future joint use agreements to maximize City facilities, as well as a compiled overview of potential funding mechanisms, will assist in future implementation decisions regarding parks and recreation facilities.

The City of Hollister Recreation Division lists its purpose in its website byline, “Improving your quality of life since 1977.” Improving the quality of life for its citizens is an ambitious and forward-thinking approach to municipal recreation management. This statement establishes a dynamic vision for the City as it continues to develop its parks and recreation facilities and programming.

Build-out of the Water Reclamation Recreational Facility will provide expanded interface with the natural ecosystem and native landscape typology. Opportunities for education about cutting-edge water saving technology and traditional water management practices may be introduced at existing parks. Overall health, safety, and well-being of the community can be supported by the introduction of phased improvements at both existing and proposed facilities.

Park Facility Master Plan 2018 (PDF File 20MB)

2018 Hollister Motorcycle Rally Cancelled

March 5, 2018

City Council took action Monday night to cancel the 2018 Hollister Motorcycle Rally. Council voted 3-2 to cancel the Rally due to lack of event promoter to plan and manage the event. The Rally was scheduled for July 6th through 8th 2018.

Water and Sewer Rates for 2018

Starting January 1, 2018, water and sewer rates will increase to the following:

Meter Service Charge                                                                                                  Consumption Charge / Monthly Service
Meter Size / Charge No HFC Allocation Single Family Residential                            Single Family Residential
5/8″ – $13.29 (Most Single Family Residential Dwellings have 5/8″ meters)                      $3.38 – 0 to 9 hcf
3/4″ – $13.29                                                                                                              $5.54 – 10 to 15 hcf
1″ – $28.16                                                                                                                 $6.34 – over 15 hcf
1-1/2″ – $52.68                                                                                                           All Other Classes
2″ – $78.95                                                                                                                 $4.39 for every hcf
3″ – $155.53
4″ – $232.13
6″ – $461.93
8″ – $713.61

Wastewater (Sewer) Rates
Customer Class                             Fixed Charge            Qty Charge ($/hcf)
Single Family                                   $80.38
Multi-Family                                     $70.07
Mobile Home                                    $49.17
Low Strength                                   $46.23                          $8.70
Moderate Strength                           $94.81                          $10.37
Schools                                            $1.73  (Monthly Rate per Student)
Septage Customers                          $0.26  (Rate per Gallon)