Placer County shared elements of the Parks and Trails Master Plan final draft during a virtual town hall Thursday. Feedback is still being accepted for a few days here: https://placerparksplan.com/
Placer County hosted a virtual town hall Thursday to provide county residents with an update of the final draft of the Parks and Trails Master Plan.
According to a county news release, the plan is a culmination of a five-year process to reflect the recreational needs of Placer communities, including sports in Granite Bay and Loomis, a connected trail system and indoor recreation for eastern Placer during the winter.
Placer County Parks Administrator Andy Fisher noted each project within the plan will undergo a detailed environmental review and public process, and the plan will assist with prioritizing where the county implements its time and resources.
According to Stephanie Grigsby, project manager with Design Workshop, revisions to the plan since the 2021 draft include technical edits and trail connectivity like adding a trail connection along Alpine Meadows Road, reflecting desired park amenities and adding a new category to recognize partner agency projects.
“This idea of really looking at the opportunity that the county has to, again, connect people to nature in a way that’s particular to the resources that the county has,” Grigsby said.
According to Fisher, projects within the plan include the Hidden Falls Regional Park trail expansion, a Newcastle ballfield, Sheridan Park, the Dry Creek Greenway Trail, the Resort Triangle Shared Use Path, Horseshoe Bar Trail and a trail from Auburn to Kingvale. The plan also includes partner agency projects like the Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District’s 24-acre Regional Park expansion and the Colfax skate park.
Categorized projects which may be partially or fully funded and in a planning or design stage (Tier 1) and projects which are feasible but do not have all of the funding (Tier 2). Fisher said partner agency projects are listed separately, but the county will still have assistance or interaction with them.
Fisher noted although the recent draft is labeled as final, feedback is still being accepted for the plan. The plan is scheduled to go to the Parks Commission on Thursday, Feb. 10. The plan and the commission’s recommendation is then tentatively scheduled to be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors in March.
Placer residents can review the final draft of the Parks and Trails Master Plan and provide feedback at placerparksplan.com.
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