Calling all cyclists, walkers, runners, dog walkers and trail users: The Del Rio Trail Project has entered the final design phase, which the City will discuss at a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. May 24.
“The City is excited to construct this trail after many years of planning and community engagement,” said Adam Randolph, senior engineer with the Department of Public Works. “The trail will be a regional amenity and a significant addition to the City’s off-street, shared-use trail network. A vital link will be created between South Sacramento and the Central City, tying in the Sacramento River Parkway, Bill Conlin Sports Complex, Z’berg Park, Charlie-Jensen Park, Land Park and Miller Park along the way.”
The trail advances the City’s overarching commitment to provide residents opportunities to live an active and healthy lifestyle outdoors while protecting the environment. It will provide south Sacramento residents with a Class I bike trail to travel to William Land Park, the Sacramento Zoo, schools, stores, restaurants, retail centers, jobs and community parks.
The City Council approved the project’s environmental document in 2019 and has several activities underway including settling encroachment issues, tackling engineering details and communicating next steps.
Encroachment issues exist where resident’s hardscape/landscape extends past their private property line onto public property. In these instances, the City has requested that these encroachments be removed. Public Works staff is committed to working closely with these residents, assisting to define their property line when desired and developing a relocation schedule that accommodates individual needs where possible.
The City has conducted significant community outreach since 2017 and continues to engage with residents and provide updates. Residents can register online for the virtual meeting.
For project history, FAQs and more information, visit cityofsacramento.org/DelRioTrail or contact Adam Randolph at (916) 808-7803 or ARandolph@cityofsacramento.org.