Bodega Bay Bike & Pedestrian Trail - Project Detail
Coastal Prairie Trail
The 1.10 mile Coastal Prairie Trail segment of the Bodega Bay Bike and Pedestrian Trail linking the Bodega Bay Community Center to Keefe Avenue near Salmon Creek has been completed. The project features an 8 foot wide multi-use trail of stabilized aggregate, two boardwalks, and a 120 foot long, side girder, timber bridge. The new bridge was dedicated to Elizabeth “Liz” Burko, for her 30 years of service with California State Parks.
The project was funded by a federal grant from the Land & Water Conservation Fund for $360,000, $260,000 Transportation Development Act Article 3 Funds, $142,575 Coastal Impact Assistance Program (US Fish & Wildlife Service), $300,000 Measure M, and Park Mitigation Fees.
Coastal North Harbor and Coastal Harbor Trails
The geotechnical report, wildlife, botanical, and wetland surveys were completed in 2013. Supplemental surveys may be required by regulatory agencies. Preliminary design and engineering work is underway for Coastal North Harbor with a grant from the State Coastal Conservancy for $100,000, matched by $10,000 from the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation and $10,000 in Park Mitigation Fees. Additional funding will need to be secured to construct this 0.32 mile-long trail.
Regional Parks has re-established the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Bodega Bay Trail project. The committee provides recommendations to the department with respect to the Bodega Bay Trail project. This committee will focus on the southern trail segments (North Harbor Coastal Trail and Harbor Coastal Trail) from the Bodega Bay Community Center to the Bird Walk Coastal Access Park.