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Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Project Information Sheet

West- and Eastside Trails

Arguello Park, (San Carlos)


     As part of a program to improve Arguello Park, The City of San Carlos has asked the Trail Center to renovate trails in two areas of the park. On the lower west side between Arundel School and the main parking lot, we will improve an existing trail and eliminate social trails, allowing better access for Arundel School students and area residents. On the east side between the playing field and the picnic area, we will reconstruct stairs to allow easier access to the picnic area and the upper park.
     The Trail Center recently completed a new trail linking the lower park to Highland and Devonshire Avenues, which provided direct access to residents of the neighborhoods above the park for the first time.

Project Description:
Segment 1.
Approx. 800 ft. Main trail from parking area to Wellington Ave. Construction of new trailhead, maintenance.
Segment 2. Approx. 350 ft. Loop above main trail. Construction of new trail, maintenance to existing trail. Some poison oak.
Segment 3. Elimination of social trails in meadow, other restoration work likely.
Segment 1.
Approx. 250 ft. Connection between playing field and unnamed road above picnic area. Reconstruct stairs, improve access.
Segment 2. Approx. 100 ft. Other access to picnic area. Reconstruct stairs, improve access.

Technical Specifications:
Trail Width: 3 ft.
Trail Use: Hiking, but westside trail may get bicycle use
Maximum Grade: 10% on westside trail
Outslope: 2-3% (standard)
Stairs: Railroad ties anchored by rebar
Flagging: At grade level
Hazards and Other Considerations: poison oak, wasps (possible)
Expected Number of Workdays: 5-6
Access to Worksite: Parking lot on Phelps Rd.
Water, Restrooms, Picnic Area: Adjacent to playing field
Emergency: 911 from pay phone located at Arundel School below playing field
Nearest Hospital: Sequoia Hospital (Alameda de las Pulgas and Whipple Ave., Redwood City), (415) 369-5811

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