Arroyo Verde Park reopened

The peaceful green landscape of the park for all to enjoy. Photos by Michael Gordon

Community members visited Arroyo Verde Park on Friday, February 16 to celebrate its partial reopening.

The park, located at Foothill and Day Roads, was closed for approximately 10-weeks to ensure safe conditions for park users and repair damage due to the Thomas Fire and January rain event.

“It is important to us that our community has the opportunity to utilize Arroyo Verde Park again, as quickly and as safely as possible. The reopening of the park is a significant milestone in the City’s recovery efforts and we look forward to restoring the remaining portions of the park over time,” said Tom Martin, Parks Manager. “As we reopen Arroyo Verde Park, please remember to adhere to the signage located throughout the park.”

City crews and contractors worked hard to restore and reopen this highly visited park for the community to enjoy. The work included removing burned debris, tree removal, trail repair and installing mitigation measures for rain events.

Breeze photographer Michael Gordon stated “This is a group of eagles on redwood trees I had not seen before. The fire burned up the trunks, but stopped at the Eagles. This group was hidden by brush until Thomas cleared the brush away.”

Certain areas of the park will be limited as City staff continue cleanup efforts in the fenced off sections: Interpretive Center, pump house, playground, and the burned slopes on both sides of the park.

The park is open daily from daybreak to 5:30pm until further notice; off leash dog park hours are from 6-9 am daily.

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