Sacramento Region Parks and Trails Strategic Development Plan

Overview

Sacramento Region Parks and Trails Strategic Development Plan

The Sacramento region Parks and Trails Strategic Development Plan envisions a dynamic system of interconnected trails and parks across El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties. The plan will identify a multipurpose landmark trail network that will connect our communities to each other; create access to destinations near trails such as job sites and community amenities; and create access to public spaces for recreational/social activities.

The project encourages travel through the region via active transportation modes, but also increases access to green space that is key for mental and physical health of our region’s residents. The plan will identify immediate term projects to jumpstart the network development and focus on creating access to low-income communities that are currently lacking access to green spaces and safe active transportation infrastructure. The plan is intended as a guide for local jurisdictions so they can incorporate a regional vision into their trails program of work.

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Online map of trails and parks available

SACOG staff worked with cities, counties, and planning partners to consolidate where our parks, open space, Caltrans Class I multiuse trails, and informal trails are in the region relative to our regionally identified disadvantaged communities from the 2020 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy. This allows us to see existing and proposed connections between residents and our regional parks and trails that improve residents’ transportation options, health, and quality of life.