West County Trail - Forestville Trailhead

Construction Begins on Forestville Trailhead, West County Trail

The Forestville Trailhead section of the West County Trail will be completed in two phases. The first phase includes a paved trail and was completed in summer 2019. The second phase includes a wood boardwalk. The second phase is scheduled to be completed in February 2021.

Please respect construction barricades and temporary closures, and use caution near the construction site. We appreciate your cooperation during the trail improvement project.

Construction Schedule:

June 13 to June 28, 2019 Paved Trail Construction 
Fall 2019 to February 2021Wood Boardwalk Construction                                 

What & Why?

This project includes completing the existing 13-mile West County Trail into downtown Forestville by constructing a 0.2-mile multi-use trail from Highway 116 to the current trail terminus near Pajaro Lane.

The project will improve public access to the trail and provide more recreation and non-motorized transportation opportunities. The trail can serve as an access route to local businesses, parks, and schools.

What's Next?

In partnership with the Forestville Planning Association, a use permit for the development of the Forestville Town Square (which includes the West County Trail segment) was submitted to the Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) in December 2016 for environmental review and approval.

Once the use permit is approved, Regional Parks will proceed with preparing construction plans for the West County Trail. Regional Parks staff will apply for additional grants to fully fund the project.

Please note that the Forestville Planning Association is responsible for the development of the town square and Regional Parks is responsible for extending the West County Trail.

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Contact Information

Ken Tam, Park Planner II

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Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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