Construction Began on Forestville’s West County Trailhead
Posted June 13, 2019
by County of Sonoma
For two weeks (June 13 through June 28), trail construction will be underway for the Forestville Trailhead section of the West County Trail. This new trail section will be completed in two phases. The first phase includes a paved trail and the second phase includes a wood boardwalk. The second phase is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2019.
Please respect construction barricades and temporary closures, and use caution near the construction site. We appreciate your cooperation during the trail improvement project.
June 13 – 28, 2019: Paved Trail Construction
Fall 2019: Wood Boardwalk Construction
What & Why?
This project includes completing the existing 13-mile West County Trail into downtown Forestville by constructing a 0.2-mile multi-use trail from Highway 116 to the current trail terminus near Pajaro Lane.
The project will improve public access to the trail and provide more recreation and non-motorized transportation opportunities. The trail can serve as an access route to local businesses, parks, and schools.
In partnership with the Forestville Planning Association, a use permit for the development of the Forestville Town Square (which includes the West County Trail segment) was submitted to the Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) in December 2016 for environmental review and approval.
Once the use permit is approved, Regional Parks will proceed with preparing construction plans for the West County Trail. Regional Parks staff will apply for additional grants to fully fund the project.
Please note that the Forestville Planning Association is responsible for the development of the town square and Regional Parks is responsible for extending the West County Trail.
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