City-Wide  Trail Project

Project Description:

The city will soon construct a 2.9 mile long multi-use trail between Sunrise Boulevard (near Arcade Creek Park Preserve) and Wachtel Way largely following an existing Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) electric corridor easement. The project is located in the city and unincorporated Orangevale, and connects several neighborhoods to seven parks, several schools and the Sunrise MarketPlace.  In addition to a paved multi-use trail, this Project also includes:

• A new signalized crossing of Fair Oaks Boulevard
• Pathway lighting
• Sidewalk, curb and gutter along a segment of Oak Avenue
• Drainage improvements
• Traffic signal modifications, and
• Landscaping

Project Location:

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Project Status: 

The project is currently in the final design and right-of-way phases.  The city has contracted with a consulting firm, GHD, Inc., to lead the design of the project including the environmental clearance, and right-of-way phases.

The project is currently on target to complete design in Spring 2021. Construction is anticipated to begin in Spring/Summer 2021.

Environmental Review

The Trail Project has undergone environmental analysis as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This analysis evaluates the potential for environmental impacts in numerous categories. On May 1, 2019 the city released a Notice of Intent to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the Project.  Written comments on the proposed MND were accepted from May 1 though May 31, 2019. 

The revised Mitigated Negative Declaration was approved at the City Council public hearing on June 27, 2019 at 7 PM at the City Council Chambers.  The staff report with additional information is available here.

View the documents by clicking below.

Notice of Intent and Notice of Public Hearing

CEQA Initial Study/Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration

Revised Mitigated Negative Declaration (Updated June 27, 2019)

Project Partners: 

This project will install facilities within seven parks owned and maintained by Sunrise Recreation & Park District  and Orangevale Recreation & Park District.
Contact:   General Services Department, (916) 727-4770 or

Community Engagement

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, and Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the City of Citrus Heights hosted informational Open House Events for the City-Wide Trail Project at the Sunrise Tech Center Multi-Purpose Room, located at 7322 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights. 

Use the links below to see the presentation materials from the Open House. 

Project Fact Sheet: English    Spanish   Russian

Trail Alignment Exhibits:   Page 1   Page 2   Page 3   Page 4   Page 5   Page 6   

Page 7   Page 8   Page 9   Page 10

Photo Exhibits: Pages 1 - 2     Pages 3 - 4

Park Overview Exhibits: Tempo Park  Sundance Natural Area  Streng Ave Open Space

Northwoods Park   C-Bar-C Park-A   C-Bar-C Park-B   Woodside Oaks Open Space

Event Summary for 01/08/19 Open House Event

Event Summary for 05/21/19 Open House Event

Virtual Community Workshop

In addition to the Community Open House Events, the City of Citrus Heights hosted a Virtual Community Workshop from May 21, 2019 to June 4, 2019 to engage with the public about the project and get input from members of the community who may not have attended one of the open house events.  More than 120 members of the community participated. Click here to see the summary of the Virtual Community Workshop, including graphs of selections and comments from participants.

Page last updated October 13, 2020.