San Pablo completes Wildcat Creek restoration and trail project

Wildcat Creek Restoration and Greenway Trail project opens to public
Photos courtesy of the City of San Pablo

The Wildcat Creek Restoration and Greenway Trail Project is completed and the trail is now open to the community, the City of San Pablo announced Wednesday.

“The project restored 2,200 linear feet of creek and constructed 2,100 linear feet of trail with a bicycle and pedestrian path, 2,000 native riparian trees and shrubs,” the city stated. “The trail between Church Lane and Vale Road will be a crucial link in the future Wildcat Creek Regional Trail, connecting the San Francisco Bay and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park Ridge Trails.”

The use of the trail by bicyclists and pedestrians will also help prevent illicit activities along the creek corridor, the city said.

“The project provides refuge areas for fish, a modified floodplain to accommodate larger flow volumes, a widened creek corridor and the re-planting of native plants on the restored bank,” according to the city.

The project was estimated to cost $6.2 million, with funding provided by the city, State Coastal Conservancy, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, East Bay Regional Park District and California Natural Resources Agency. For more information, click here.