Meeeting on the New Trail and Access Point in Santa Teresa County Park

Meeting Notice:

October 19, 2005
6:30 to 8:00 PM
Upper Clubhouse
Santa Teresa Golf Club
260 Bernal Road
San Jose, CA 95119

A presentation of these proposals, and of the project's California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Negative Declaration will occur on Thursday, October 19. If you are interested in the new trail and access point, you are encouraged to attend.

Thank You!

The Santa Teresa County Park Master Plan, adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 1992, identified future trail alignments within the park. One such alignment utilized a Santa Clara Valley Water District canal in the vicinity of Brockenhurst Drive. However, the District does not allow public use of the canal and a portion of the canal passes over private property.

In order to implement this component of the Master Plan, Santa Clara County Parks Department intends to relocate and develop the West Norred trail alignment identified in the Master Plan. The new alignment would provide the same trail connection as identified in the Master Plan except that the alignment would be located lower on the hillside.

The 1992 Master Plan did not identify the gate at Brockenhurst Drive as an entrance to the park. However, this access point would provide a convenient trail head for neighbors. Therefore, the Santa Clara County Parks Department is proposing to amend the 1992 Master Plan and make the Brockenhurst Drive entrance a neighborhood trailhead non-vehicular access point.

<>Copies of the CEQA documents and the trails segment of the 1992 Master Plan are available for review at the Park Rangers Office; the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department Administrative Office, 298 Garden Hill Drive, Los Gatos, and will be available at our Parks Web site at the week of October 10, 2005. 

(Copy of meeting notice from the Santa Clara County Parks Department.)

See the County Parks Webpage on the Proposed New Trail.

Meeting notes:
The meeting on the new trail was well-attended. It was moved to the lower clubhouse. I saw Mike Boulland, Kitty Monahan, Sam Drake, Mario Blaum, Holly Davis, and Paul Vincze there, along with people from the neighborhood and the Santa Teresa Foothills Neighborhood Association. County representatives included real estate planner Mark Frederick, park planner Antoinette Romeo, senior ranger for Santa Teresa Park Jeff Sewell, natural resources supervisor Don Rocha, park maintenance supervisor Jim O'Connor, and Rachael Gibson, land use planner for Supervisor Don Gage.

Created by Ronald Horii, 10/24/05