On behalf of the city, we’d like to notify you of an upcoming workshop regarding the Crocker Trail Planning process. Noreen Leek, Recreation Manager, describes the project below:
“Nestled at the foot of the San Bruno Mountain, the Crocker Park Recreational Trail (also known as Guadalupe Valley Trail) is a 2.25-mile loop trail in the former Southern Pacific Railroad right-of-way located in the City of Brisbane, California. The existing gravel trail winds through the spine of the adjacent Industrial Park offering scenic views of San Bruno Mountain and a fairly level surface, providing families, locals, and employees a place to walk or jog year-round. The current trailhead is located on Park Lane directly across the street from the Dog Park. Access is also provided from one of the five trail crossings at South Hill Drive, North Hill Drive, West Hill Drive, and Cypress Lane. Pockets of native flora & fauna are also enjoyed by trail-goers.
The trail was previously converted from a rail to trail working with the nonprofit, Iron Horse Preservation Society, to remove the tracks and ties for salvage value and repair in addition to grading and compacting the roadbed as a trail. Acknowledging the desire to improve the trail surface, in 2017, the City applied for and was recommended to receive grant funding from the federally funded One Bay Area Grant Cycle 2 (OBAG 2). This funding will be used to install stabilized decomposed granite surfacing over the railroad ballast rock to make the trail passable to pedestrian and bicycle commuters/users, including those using wheeled transportation and parents with strollers. An improved path will provide a safe connection between the Northeast Ridge and Brisbane schools. It will also facilitate short trips from residential areas to the center of town and activity centers, such as parks, the library, transit stops, and future development in the Priority Development Area.
This leads us to the current task at hand, developing an informed and practical master plan for the Crocker Park Recreational Trail. The master plan will highlight opportunities desired by the community, local businesses, and stakeholders to improve the connectivity and safety, preserve local sensitive environments, promote recreation on the trail, embrace public art and interpretive education, and plan for the trail’s legacy.
Join us for the first virtual community workshop to share your vision for the future of Crocker Trail. We’ll be running a live survey followed by an open discussion with the community. We hope to see you there!”