City of Pasadena and the One Arroyo Foundation Secure $500,000 Grant From California State Parks For One Arroyo Trail Critical Linkages Project

The City of Pasadena, in partnership with the One Arroyo Foundation, is thrilled to announce the successful acquisition of a significant $500,000 grant from California State Parks for the One Arroyo Trail Critical Linkages Project. This grant, part of the larger $6.7 million recommended by California State Parks to the Federal Highway Administration's Recreation Trails grant program (RTP), marks a crucial step towards enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities and preserving the natural beauty of the Arroyo Seco.

The One Arroyo Trail Critical Linkages Project aims to enhance the Arroyo Seco experience by restoring approximately 3.5 miles of existing multi-use trails. The restoration efforts will include debris and erosion clearance, road crossings to improve access and connectivity, footbridges, wayfinding, trail restoration, planting native species, and creating natural seating and learning areas, ensuring a safe, accessible, and enjoyable environment for the community.

The California State Parks' recommendation for the Federal Highway Administration's RTP underscores the importance of the One Arroyo Trail Critical Linkages Project in promoting outdoor recreation and preserving the natural beauty of the Arroyo Seco. The $500,000 grant will play a pivotal role in bringing this vision to fruition, driving community engagement and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle for residents and visitors alike.

"The One Arroyo Foundation is immensely grateful for the support from California State Parks and the Federal Highway Administration's Recreation Trails grant program," said Dan Rothenberg, President and CEO of the One Arroyo Foundation. "This grant will be pivotal in advancing a sustainable and interconnected trail network that benefits residents and visitors alike."

“The City of Pasadena’s Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department was able to successfully partner with the One Arroyo Foundation to receive the Recreation Trails Grant from the State of California. It was a very competitive process but our project was selected to receive $500,000. This grant will allow the City and One Arroyo to serve the outdoors and preserve the Arroyo Seco for the community,” Garrett Crawford, Parks Superintendent.

The One Arroyo Foundation and the City of Pasadena eagerly anticipate the positive impact of this grant on the community and the environment. By creating lasting legacies, promoting health and wellness, and preserving the natural beauty of the Arroyo Seco, these funds will leave a profound impact on the lives of individuals and families in the region.

For more information about the One Arroyo Trail Critical Linkages Project and opportunities to get involved, please visit OneArroyo.org.

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