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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Terrace Hill Celebrates City's Effort to Improve Local Trailheads

Post Date:06/22/2017 8:19 AM

RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AT TERRACE HILL CELEBRATES CITY’S EFFORTS TO IMPROVE LOCAL TRAILHEADS 

Reflecting the City’s implementation of its Open Space Maintenance Plan and 2015-17 Major City Goal to protect natural resources, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Thursday, July 6 at Terrace Hill to celebrate improvements made to local trailheads.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony, held at 3 p.m. at the Bishop Street trailhead, will celebrate the addition of new kiosks at multiple trailheads throughout the City. After the City’s Open Space Team officially recognizes the new kiosk at Bishop Street, a leisurely stroll – or Ranger ride – will take place toward the top of Terrace Hill, where another new kiosk will await.

Cerro San Luis 2 2017The improved kiosks, paid for by the Local Revenue Measure (Measure G), have educational information about local natural resources, historical information and reminders about proper use of open space. In a 2015 survey completed by over 400 respondents, many open space users indicated that they would like to see improved trailhead signs and wayfinding opportunities. All trail heads now offer maps of each open space on display.

The kiosk design was created by (iii) DESIGN. Natural elements were incorporated into the design, like a jagged border that mimics the mountainous city region. Historic and local photography was used to keep the signs authentic to the area.

The City currently has an established trail network of over 52 miles. The four major open space properties in San Luis Obispo (Johnson Ranch Open Space, Bishop Peak Natural Reserve, Cerro San Luis Obispo Natural Reserve and the Irish Hills Natural Reserve) receive an average 300-500 users per day – and up to 1,000 users per day during busy holiday weekends with favorable weather.

 

CONTACT: Lindsey Stephenson, Parks and Recreation, 805-781-7070, lstephenson@slocity.org

                                                           

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