SF Rec and Park’s Creeks to Peaks Trail Wins California Merit Award
The Creeks to Peaks trail corridor connects Glen Canyon and Twin Peaks
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the Department is the recipient of the California Trails Conference Foundation’s Merit Award for the Creeks to Peaks Trail Project. The Project included the restoration of 22,000 feet of existing trails that connect Glen Canyon and Twin Peaks for walkers, hikers, and runners. In addition, the Project removed hazardous trees, and decommissioned 640 feet of unsafe social trails that contribute to erosion and habitat loss. Way-finding and directional signage has been installed to create a trail system that connects the creeks eco-system to the top of the iconic Twin Peaks in San Francisco. The Creeks to Peaks Trail Project is funded by 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, grants from California Habitat Conservation Fund and The Trust for Public Land.
“SF Rec and Park’s Creeks to Peeks Trail Project is a model urban trail system that provides easy public access to a natural oasis in an urban environment,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager. “We are proud to be recognized for our work in managing our parks and natural areas.”
The California Trails Conference Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1995. The Foundation works in partnership with the California Department of Parks and Recreation to offer an annual conference each spring. Our activities are designed to increase the knowledge of trail, recreation and wild land management professionals and advocates, both novice and expert, in order to improve non-motorized, recreational and heritage trail systems and programs throughout California.