Planning Phase Continues For Glendora’s Future Urban Trails

The Community Services Commission will continue discussion and planning Thursday of the first of three urban trails in Glendora.

The first trail being planned is the San Dimas Wash Urban Trail, which is being conceptualized and executed as a pilot program. It would run along 2.5 miles of the San Dimas Wash flood control corridor from where the wash intersects with Grand Avenue on the west to the Louie Pompei Memorial Sports Park on the east.

The San Dimas Wash Urban Trail would be just part of an 11.3-mile network of trails along the Little Dalton Wash, Big Dalton Wash and the San Dimas Wash. The work being done under the pilot program would guide work for the remaining two urban trails, staff said.

In November of 2013, the city’s Community Services Department received a technical assistance grant from the National Parks Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program.

The grant allowed city staff to develop a conceptual plan for the San Dimas Urban Wash Trail.

Components of the pilot program will include:

  • Exploration of trial-related opportunities and challenges
  • Identification of potential trail connections both within Glendora and beyond
  • Definition of trail design standards and guidelines
  • Concepts for trail enhancements that will encourage trail use and provide for accessible and safe trail use
  • Strategies for implementation, including funding, maintenance, public safety,
  • Partnership and development

The three flood control channels mentioned above were identified as priority corridors based upon community input considered as part of the Parks and Trails Masterplan adopted in 2011.

Staff previously held community meetings in the summer of 2014, from which an Opportunities and Constraints document was created with the help of the National Parks Service. The Opportunities and Constraints document outlines areas of development along the planned trail, including planting and paving options, city staff said.

Read more of the Opportunities and Constraints document

Looking ahead in the fiscal year 2015, the Community Services Department will identify site specific design with site plans and cross sections, develop a general plan and design guidelines, tackle potential grade crossing issues and conduct public meetings to solicit feedback on concept and designs.

By August, a revised draft is scheduled to be presented for city commissions and the City Council to consider.

The project is expected to be completed by September of 2015.

The Community Services Commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 116 E. Foothill Blvd.

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