Press Release Details

Public Invited to Open House

Parkway Project Will Plan for Future Extension of the Santa Ana River Trail & Bikeway

For Immediate Release
Date: October 22, 2010

Media contacts:
Debbie Kroner, OC Public Works
714-834-5373

The County of Orange is welcoming the public to participate in an open house to view and provide input on the alternative alignments developed for the Santa Ana River Parkway extension from Gypsum Canyon Road to the Orange County boundary.

Visitors can watch a PowerPoint slide show, view the four alternative alignments, discuss trail and bikeway amenities and learn about the project schedule from concept to construction. The self-paced format will allow for individual conversations between visitors and project team members.

This extension project is part of a regional, multi-agency effort to create a 100-mile Parkway along the Santa Ana River. The Santa Ana River Parkway is a landscaped greenway with recreational paths located on each side of the Santa Ana River. It is estimated that over a million trail users already visit the Orange County portion of the Parkway each year.

To close a critical gap between the Orange County portion of the Parkway and the planned Parkway improvements in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, the County of Orange is currently proposing to extend and realign the Santa Ana River Riding and Hiking Trail and the Santa Ana River Bikeway from Gypsum Canyon Road to the Orange County boundary.

The Santa Ana River Bikeway is a paved regional Class I bikeway; it accommodates pedestrians and non-motorized commuter and recreational bicyclists. The Santa Ana River Trail is an unpaved regional riding and hiking trail; it accommodates walkers, hikers, runners, joggers, mountain bicyclists, and equestrians.

The open house will be held at the following time and location:

Saturday, November 13th 8 am to 11 am Green River Golf Club 5215 Green River Road Corona, CA 92880

The open house will be self-paced and the public may arrive at anytime during the open house hours.

The Santa Ana River Parkway project is funded by Proposition 84. Construction is estimated to begin in 2014 and conclude in 2015, after the engineering study, planning, and environmental documentation have been completed.

A website has been set up for the project at www.sartrail.com. Website visitors can read more about the project and sign up for the mailing list to receive project updates and newsletters.

For more information about the Santa Ana River Parkway Project, please contact Jeff Dickman with OC Public Works at 714-834-2774.