A trail that connects the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea to the open spaces south of the Carmel River would be a multi-governmental agency effort and would benefit the entire community.
CAWD is working with the City of Camel-By-The-Sea, California State Parks, and the Dioscese of Monterey on plans for a new walking trail connection between Carmel-By-The-Sea and the State Park and Regional Park lands south of the Carmel River. The new trail would cross along the edge of the Mission baseball fields and over the Carmel River at the location of an existing bridge owned by CAWD.
In order for the bridge to be utilized by the general public it would need to be upgraded structurally and modified to provide ADA compliance.
Once the trail crosses over the Carmel River it would extend to an old paved road that was previously the access road to the CAWD Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Benefits of a New Trail Connection Include:
1. More public access to the Palo Corona Regional Park and the State Parks Wildlife Preserve.
2. Public outreach education for Steelhead Migration at the CAWD River Bridge Crossing.
3. Creating new legitimate public use of existing open space.