McLaren Park Project

McLaren Trails Focused Meeting Attendees

Thanks so much to so many of you who have participated in the Planning Process. We have upcoming Focus Area Workshops – see below for details.

Here are a few photos from past workshops.

TPFocus1 09 TPFocus1 20 Trails Focus Group, Trail with people


Discussing the Trails


Please tell your friends and neighbors to participate as well!  You may also view the full-size presentation materials from all the workshops in the FAQ Tab below.


If your group or organization would like us to bring a mini-Workshop  to you, all we ask is that you have at least 20 people attending, let me ( know and we will be there.

If you would like to receive updates on the McLaren Park Project Workshop days and times email

We would love to hear from you!

McLaren Bike Park Update!

Hi all! We have been working hard on construction of the John McLaren Bike Park! Everything has been moving along smoothly and most of the site has been graded. Our next steps will be to install swales, and drainage & irrigation lines. We anticipating wrapping up construction in the fall, … Continue reading

Presentation from Final McLaren Trails and Paths Focus Group Workshop

We had a great turnout for our final McLaren Park Trails + Paths Focus Group Workshop this Tuesday, June 13. About 35 community members attended.  After staff gave a presentation on updates (click here for presentation), participants circulated to 5 stations that outlined priority project area proposals (click here for … Continue reading

McLaren Park Trails + Paths Planning: Invitation for Additional Input

The second of 3 McLaren Park Project Trails + Paths Focus Group workshops was held on Saturday, April 8 at the Visitacion Valley Branch Library.  Over 50 community members attended.  The design team gave a presentation (click here to view) and then participants reviewed a preliminary diagrammatic representation of trails and … Continue reading

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Project FAQs

Can you tell me what happened at the second workshop?

Score Card (English)
Score Card (Chinese)
Score Card (Spanish)
Process and Summary Boards (English)
Process and Summary Boards (Chinese)
Process and Summary Boards (Spanish)
Informational Boards (English)
Informational Boards (Chinese)
Informational Boards (Spanish)

Can you tell me what happened at the first Workshop?

Here are the Presentation Boards used to inform the decision making process behind the Game Board:
Imagine My McLaren - Game Board
A. What We Heard
B. Site Analysis
C. Activation/Safety
D. Identity Station
E. Programming
F. Points of Interesting
H. Connectivity

How much money was mclaren park allocated from the 2012 Bond?

John McLaren Park was allocated $10 million in general funding and $2 million for Trails. These funds can be used for capital improvements and may include, but are not limited to, the following types of projects:

- Restoration of natural features, including lakes, meadows, and landscapes
- Recreational Assets, such as playgrounds, playfields, courts, and picnic areas
- Connectivity and Access, such as roads, pedestrian safety, paths, and trails

What about Natural Areas? Don't they get additional funding?

$1.5 million of funds allocated to John McLaren Park, shall be allocated to projects that create or restore:

- Natural features, such as lakes, meadows, and landscapes;
- Habitat for the park's many species of plants and animals.

How will Projects be prioritized?

Rec and Park staff will make recommendations to PROSAC and the RPD Commission on a capital plan to guide expenditure of these funds. These recommendations will be informed by:

- Community process and outreach;
- Evaluating existing master plans and policy documents;
- Scoping by RPD Capital staff;  and
- Overall project readiness.

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