El Dorado County Parks and Trail Master Plan

El Dorado County, California

Foothill Associates prepared El Dorado County’s first Parks and Trails Master Plan. El Dorado County includes many significant public trails and recreation opportunities and access to several important state and federal recreation areas (Eldorado National Forest, Auburn State Recreation Area, Marshal Gold Discover State Historic Area, and Folsom Lake State Recreation Area). The master planning process involved extensive inventory of the existing regional trail and recreation facilities, and a comprehensive public input campaign. Public interests are diverse including equestrians, mountain and road cyclists, hikers, and river recreationists, as well as the full range of traditional active park uses. The focus of the Master Plan is to successfully integrate county-owned resources with those managed by other regional partners to meet the needs of local residents as well as a considerable geo-tourism constituency. Other elements of the Master Plan include trail and park design standards, goals and policies, project priorities and strategies, and financial implementation recommendations.