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LARPD Completes Multiple Trail Rehabilitation Projects After Winter Storm Damage

Two sites at Sycamore Grove and one site at Holdener Park were repaired.

Livermore, CA – [November 2, 2023] – The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) announces the completion of trail rehabilitation projects addressing the damage caused by the winter storms in January 2023. These projects focused on critical areas that experienced erosion, damage, and disruption to the local trail system.

The three primary sites that underwent repair and rehabilitation are as follows:

Sycamore Grove Paved Path Reroute:

A section of the paved path in Sycamore Grove Park eroded into the creek due to water flowing through the Arroyo Del Valle at 3,000 cubic feet per second. LARPD removed the asphalt from the streambed and rerouted the paved path. The new route seamlessly connects the existing trail network, ensuring the safety and convenience of park visitors.

Before and after images of the paved path reroute at Sycamore Grove Park.
Before and after images of the paved path reroute at Sycamore Grove Park.

Holdener Park Multi-Use Trail Repair:

The ruptured pipe along the multi-use trail at Holdener Park due to a clogged culvert posed a challenge to the trail's functionality and drainage, entering another rainy season. LARPD repaired the pipe and cleared the culvert, ensuring that the trail and drainage remain safe, accessible, and enjoyable for all trail users. The work was coordinated with the property owners to the north of the trail, and Wente Vineyards made repairs to the south.

Before and after images of the ruptured pipe along the multi-use trail at Holdener Park.
Before and after images of the ruptured pipe along the multi-use trail at Holdener Park. 

Sycamore Grove Wetmore Entrance Trail Reinforcement:

A section of the trail near the Wetmore entrance at Sycamore Grove experienced severe erosion, jeopardizing the stability and integrity of the trail. In collaboration with the City of Livermore, as part of the stream maintenance program, repairs and reinforcement of this section were addressed. The efforts made here not only safeguard the trail but also help maintain the overall environmental health of the area.

Before and after images from the section of trail near the Wetmore Entrance at Sycamore Grove Park.
Before and after images from the section of trail near the Wetmore Entrance at Sycamore Grove Park.

Fred Haldeman, LARPD Parks and Facilities Manager, added “Due to the sensitive nature of the habitats where these trails are located, LARPD partnered with the City of Livermore and local environmentalists, completing the work under the auspices of the City’s Stream Maintenance Permit.”

LARPD’s collaboration with the City of Livermore also included clean-up and repairs along the Arroyo Mocho Trail that took place this summer.

 

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Arroyo Mocho Trail clean up in collaboration with the City of Livermore. 

Completing these projects marks a significant milestone in LARPD's commitment to preserving and enhancing the quality of life within the Livermore area.

"We're excited to complete the rehabilitation of these trails, particularly the damage to the paved path at Sycamore Grove, as that is a heavily used trail," said LARPD General Manager Mat Fuzie. "These repairs have been vital to maintaining the accessibility of our parks and ensuring that our community can continue to enjoy Livermore’s open space safely.”

LARPD thanks the City of Livermore for their partnership in these projects and the community for their understanding and patience during this process.