Just in time for spring, a new public trail has opened in West Sacramento—the Sycamore Trail—a half-mile pathway from the Westfield Playfield, north of Michigan Avenue, south to West Capitol Avenue. Families, pedestrians and bicyclists will enjoy using the paved trail, which also features benches and picnic tables. Bring a picnic, take a break or exercise!
Major funding for the trail was provided by a Wells Fargo UrbanLIFT Grant and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments. Northern California Construction Training program provided in-kind contributions to the project.
At the park’s opening ceremony, Yolo County Children’s Alliance Executive Director Katie Villegas said that West Sacramento residents will benefit from using trail for recreation and travel from points north and south. The trail, she said, is “a far cry from the abandoned open space we saw just a little more than a year ago.”
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West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon told the crowd, “This is only the beginning. Eventually this trail will lead from Westfield all the way to Southport, crossing the freeway via a new bike and pedestrian overpass.”
The first phase of the Sycamore Trail is also a safe alternative to busy roadways on Jefferson Boulevard and Westacre Road.
The City of West Sacramento is continuing to create a trail network through pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods.