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Lynch Canyon could see expanded hours

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Kellie Karkanen, of Martinez, and John and Kaia McLaughlin, of Sacramento, left to right, hike out of Lynch Canyon, on May 5, 2013. (Daily Republic file)

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From page A6 | June 18, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Lynch Canyon Open Space Park could go from being open three days a week to four days a week.

Hikers there will also have more places to hike, even though the park is not getting any bigger. American Canyon is about to open its Newell Open Space Preserve in Napa County, which borders Lynch Canyon.

Lynch Canyon is 1,039 acres adjacent to Interstate 80 in the hills between Fairfield and Vallejo. It is owned by the Solano Land Trust and run as a park by Solano County.

Solano County opens Lynch Canyon from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday year-round, though the park is closed Mondays through July 14 for a restoration project.

The Solano County Board of Supervisors on Monday will discuss the proposed 2014-15 county budget. Among the proposals is having Lynch Canyon open four days a week. Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m.at the county Government Center, 675 Texas St. in Fairfield.

Which day might get added to the Lynch Canyon schedule remains to be seen. Solano County Parks Services Manager Dan Sykes said the county would have to talk the matter over with the Solano Land Trust and see what makes the most sense. Friday is a logical possibility, he said.

Lynch Canyon will also be affected by the scheduled opening of American Canyon’s Newell Open Space Preserve on June 28.

Jack and Bernice Newell donated 644 acres to American Canyon in 1999. The property rises up a hillside until it reaches a ridge that serves as a boundary with Lynch Canyon.

A challenge to opening Newell Open Space Preserve to the public was finding the best access point, American Canyon Parks and Recreation Director Creighton Wright said Monday. The access point will be near Donaldson Way and Newell Road.

American Canyon plans to have a small ceremony June 28 to mark the Newell Open Space Preserve opening.

“It’s going to be pretty low-key,” Wright said. “We’re not really talking it up too much because we expect to do a lot more improvements in future years. That’s what we really want to celebrate.”

Such features as an all-weather trail and picnic tables will wait until another day. For now, a main attraction for hikers there will be looking down at the city, the Napa River, the Napa-Sonoma marshes and San Pablo Bay, with Mount Tamalpais in the distance.

“It’s just a beautiful view,” Wright said.

No fence exists between Newell Open Space and Lynch Canyon. People will be able to hike through both open space areas.

“It’s exciting that it creates a larger expanse of open space,” Solano Land Trust Executive Director Nicole Byrd said.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
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  • P.J.June 18, 2014 - 9:07 am

    Every time I read something about Lynch Canyon I am reminded the this is the 30th anniversary of the fight to keep that pristine area from becoming a garbage dump. No one has done a single thing to honor a woman named: Juanita Schiel, who led a big fight against the county's decision to import garbage as revenue.

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