|This concept image shows a seating area located at the trailhead at Palisades Canyon. (Public Service Board)|
The new trailhead will be located where Robinson Avenue takes a turn southward, prior to becoming Scenic Drive. About $300,000 has been designated for the project and includes parking areas, retaining walls, trash receptacles, benches, landscaping, kiosks, and signage.
|One of the trailhead designs includes a roundabout at Robinson Avenue. (Public Service Board)|
The first design option includes a possible roundabout that would take vehicular traffic onto a drive leading to a parking area which would be located east of Robinson Avenue. The second design concentrates construction on the area immediately adjacent to Robinson Avenue with a small parking lot parallel to the street. The third design is similar, locating the parking area along Robinson but across the street from the trailhead.
|The 202-acre property is located north and east of Crazy Cat Mountain.|
The City’s Public Service Board (PSB) purchased the property in 2010 for $2.5 million from a private owner, to help ensure the land’s preservation. The design will also consider storm water runoff from the mountain slopes and includes a sediment basin as part of the schematics.
The PSB and Open Space Advisory Board are working on a final design.