Bernal Heights Trails Improvement Project is behind originally planned schedule, but we have not forgotten about it. Due to increasing construction costs and based on experience with previous trails improvement projects, Rec and Park is fine tuning our construction documents and applying for grants to supplement 2008 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond funding. Thank you for your patience and stay tuned for updates as we have them!
In the meantime, we are working with a contractor to complete abatement work for a few trees that were assessed as potential hazards. Two dead trees near the top of the hill will be removed (their branches were already removed by our staff to minimize hazardous conditions), and one Evergreen Ash tree on the west slope of the hill will be pruned to remove or reduce the length of the stem with decay. Please see the map below that shows the two removals as red circles and the tree to be pruned as a yellow circle. The two trees to be removed have also been posted. We anticipate that this work will be completed sometime in October.