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Orchard Park and Solano Park

Photo: Closeup of an apartment building at Orchard Park Apartments

Student Housing operates two campus apartment complexes, Orchard Park and Solano Park Apartments, collectively referred to as “The Parks”. The Parks are available primarily to full-time students with children. Named for their park-like settings, with spacious lawn and plentiful shade trees, The Parks primary goal is to provide a safe, well-maintained, comfortable facility at a competitive rental rate while creating an environment which compliments the university’s academic mission.

The Parks enjoy a strong international flavor and family-orientated atmosphere. Regular community events include potlucks, children’s crafts and games, and health awareness activities. A resident-produced newsletter is published monthly, chronicling community events while sharing news and updates.

Apartments are either one- or two-bedroom, unfurnished, undraped units in moderately-sized two- and three-story buildings. One-bedroom units are approximately 450 square feet, two-bedrooms approximately 600 square feet. Every apartment has either a patio or balcony, and features linoleum floors, and full kitchens with a refrigerator, stove and oven. Orchard Park units have gas ovens; Solano Park units have electric ovens.

Both Orchard Park and Solano Park are located near a campus child care facility; these NAEYC-accredited facilities are privately owned and operated, and serve children ranging from infancy through kindergarten-aged.

Orchard Park

Photo: A pathway meanders through manicured lawns at Orchard Park Apartments    Photo: A children's playground featuring a swingset and lots of sand sits comfortably in the shade of large trees next to the thick lawn

Occupying a 12 acre site in the northwest corner of the UC Davis campus, Orchard Park consists of 22 two-story buildings, with a total of 200 two-bedroom apartments. Adjacent to Orchard Park are community gardens, and both the La Rue Park and Russell Park Child Development Centers. Orchard Park is a short walk or bike ride away from both the Activities and Recreation Center (The ARC) and the Recreation Pool, as well as central campus.

Solano Park

Photo: A pathway is surrounded by healthy green lawn and deep green and burgundy trees at Solano Park Aparments   Photo: A colorful children's play area sits in the warm spring sunlight, surrounded by expansive lawn and full trees

The 15 acre Solano Park complex sits in the southeast corner of the UC Davis campus, next to the Putah Creek arboretum. An assortment of two- and three-story buildings with 108 one-bedroom and 168 two-bedroom apartments are surrounded by lawns, playgrounds and park benches. The complex features solar-heated hot water. Solano Park is close to the main campus library and downtown Davis.

Additional Information

For additional information, refer to the following resources.

  • Refer to the Application and Cancellation Process to learn how to apply and for information about eligibility, canceling the application process and general lease information
  • Safety, amenities, community standards, maintenance, and Davis school district information are located under Orchard Park and Solano Park General Information
  • The Parks' Welcome Guide, a sample Parks Lease, the Parks Application, payment coupons, and the Parks Transfer Request form and sublease information can be found under Publications & Forms