FAIRFIELD — People on Feb. 27 will get a chance to tell the Solano Land Trust what they’d like to see at a future Rockville Trails Estates Park.
The Land Trust will hold that public input session from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Center for Creative Arts at 1035 Texas St. People can drop by anytime during the two-hour period.
New Park Input
- Who: Solano Land Trust
- What: Rockville Trails workshop
- When: 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27
- Where: Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St., Fairfield
- Info: 432-0150
Anyone who’s interested in the property’s future should attend, from neighbors to park user groups, Land Trust Associate Director Deanna Mott said Wednesday.
“Hikers. Bikers. Equestrians. Anyone who wants to give their input or find out about the uses of it,” Mott said.
Rockville Trails Estates is a 1,500-acre property in the hills above Suisun and Green valleys, near Fairfield’s Rockville Hills Park. The nonprofit Land Trust in August 2012 finished buying the land for $13.5 million, assuring that the property will become a natural park instead of a housing development.
Now the Land Trust has embarked on the work of turning Rockville Trails Estates into a park. An initial step will be to offer docent-led tours starting this spring.
Meanwhile, the Land Trust will work on a management plan and environmental impact report for the planned park. At this point, the park-to-be lacks such things as a parking lot and restrooms. A trail system must be planned and created.
That’s where the Feb. 27 workshop comes in. The workshop will feature stations on security, traffic, plants and animals and facility improvements such as trails. A Land Trust representative will be at each station to receive comments.
In addition, people can go to www.solanolandtrust.org to leave comments through March 15.
Mott said a draft management plan and environmental impact report could be completed by year’s end. She didn’t want to hazard a guess as to when the property could open as a park.
At some point, Rockville Trails Estates could get a new name. Mott said the Land Trust would like to rename the property to avoid confusion with Fairfield’s Rockville Hills Park.
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