Recreation Park Loop Trail

Auburn, California

Foothill Associates designed nearly a mile of a multi-use trail that meanders through a mature woodland of oaks and other trees within the existing landscape of Auburn Area Recreation and Park District’s Recreation Park. The trail provides a place for runners and joggers and provides ADA compliant access to an existing Little League field, multiple parking areas, rest rooms, picnic areas, and other features of the park. Our landscape architects collaborated with our in-house arborists and regulatory specialists during the design of the trail to minimize impacts to existing trees, ensure that designs complied with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and local tree ordinance regulations, have the fewest impacts to the environment, and streamlined the environmental review and approval process. We established the trail alignment, prepared full construction documents and bid package, coordinated with civil and structural engineering subconsultants, prepared a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Document and Best Management Practices (BMP) plan, and prepared the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration per CEQA guidelines. The work was accomplished in a very short time period in order to facilitate the client’s efforts to apply for grant funding for the project.


Landscape architects and arborists took care to minimize impacts to existing trees and other environmental impacts.


Arborist survey in the snow!


Existing conditions included deficient ADA compliant access.


Improvements include ADA compliant access to ball fields, parking areas, rest rooms, and picnic areas.


Road crossings were delineated with crosswalks and bollards.