Input Needed for Community Development
November 1, 2017
The Linear Park Trail is a former railroad that acts as a key bike and pedestrian route in Fairfield. The Linear Park Trail is also home to recreational amenities, gardens, and public art in central Fairfield.
Currently, the lack of landscaping from Pennsylvania to Dover avenues discourages public recreational use and much of the park corridor is hidden from view by fences and walls, enabling problematic activity in some sections.
The City of Fairfield is collecting input from residents to guide the renovation of the Linear Park Trail. The city’s current plans are to integrate the trail into the community and bring more activity to the corridor.
The segment of the Linear Park Trail between Beck Ave and Pennsylvania Ave/Travis Boulevard that is now fully improved includes grass, a concrete pathway, and playgrounds. Furthermore, public art installations serve as entrances to the park corridor at North Texas Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, and Dover Avenue.
“I’m excited about the development,” said Nicole Herston, “If it is improved, I will definitely use the trail more.”
According to the Daily Republic, “In the future, the development of The Villages at Fairfield and the Train Station Specific Plan Area will result in the park corridor extending to the future Lake Park east of Peabody Road at Vanden Road.”
An online survey is available to collect public opinion. The survey can found at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/LinearPark. The survey is also offered in Spanish.