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 and Stephanie Grigsby, project manager with Design Workshop, provided the commission with an overview of the master plan, including changes to the plan since December due to public comment. According to Fisher’s presentation, those changes include:
- Revising the description and graphic for Trail #23 to clarify the intent to “connect the trail system in the Hidden Falls/expansion properties to (Highway) 49 where it could then connect to other trails in Meadow Vista, Auburn and beyond.”
- Prioritization of the Interstate 80 corridor trail reflected in the county’s capital improvement plan.
- Updating maps to be consistent with trail naming and alignments made by Tahoe National Forest.
- Adding the 24-mile single-track motorized trail being constructed to connect Sugar Pine’s Loop 5 Trail, near China Wall, to the Western States Trail.
According to Fisher, these changes will be implemented in a final draft of the master plan before going to the Board of Supervisors.
The Parks Commission unanimously approved to provide the board with a recommendation to approve the Parks and Trails Master Plan with the noted changes. The board is tentatively scheduled to review the plan in March.