Community Services Reveals Proposal for Glendora’s Urban Trails System

Image courtesy of the Community Services Department.

Glendora Community Services members discussed the proposed alignment and other construction plans for the first phase of Glendora’s urban trails system March 17.

Dubbed the San Dimas Wash Trail, the first phase would take hikers and bikers from Louie Pompei Memorial Sports Complex to Sunflower Avenue via the San Dimas Wash flood control channel, said Community Services Director LaShawn Butler. The third and last phase would take people to Grand Avenue.

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.

Image courtesy of the Community Services Department.

Image courtesy of the Community Services Department.

Community Services staff has been working on design elements of the trail system since September of 2015. With the help of the National Parks Service, an opportunities document was formulated, later being presented to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works/Flood Control March 2, 2015. The document details areas of development, planting and pavement options.

The trail itself would run along the north side of the wash and be a eight-foot-wide asphalt path with decomposed granite on either side. Entirely new chain link fencing would be constructed, said David Volz, of David Volz Design Landscape Architects, Inc.

Photo courtesy of the Community Services Department.

Photo courtesy of the Community Services Department.

Some existing landscaping would be moved in certain areas. Riparian landscaping would be added and would include varieties seen throughout the city, as well as drought tolerant varieties. Parkettes would be added along the trail, complete with benches, Volz said.

The Commission selected David Volz Design to draft construction plans for the trail project in August of 2015.

The Community Services Department is calling on Glendora residents to enter a logo design contest, the winner will have the logo they created adorn each trail system identity marker that will greet people as they enter the trail and be used on all marketing material.

Download the contest application.

Community Services was awarded a technical grant from the National Parks Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program November of 2013 to help fund conceptual designs for the San Dimas Wash Trail.

The proposal discussed last week will be submitted to both the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers to ensure the proposed trail will not impact any of their infrastructure, Volz said.

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