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Three Creeks (was Willow Glen Spur)
Location
The Three Creeks Trail is located within the Willow Glen neighborhood San Jose.  Future acquisitions will support development into eastern San Jose. 

Description

The City seeks to develope a landscaped and paved trail system to connect Los Gatos Creek, Guadalupe River, Highway 87 Bikeway and Coyote Creek trails.

The western alignment (Lonus Street to Guadalupe River) has been acquired and is open in an "interim" state. Partial funding for property acquisition provided through a grants from the State of California (Roberti Z'Berg Harris Grant)Santa Clara County Open Space AuthorityCounty of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Valley Water District Scroll down to "Funding Support" for more information on agency partners.


Distance
0.9 mile. 

Map
Click here for maps. 

Gallery

Designation
The trail is not part of a regional, state or nationally-designated trail system.  

Planning Documents

Conceptual Plan - linking trail to Los Gatos Creek Trail:  Plan Sheet 34 and 5
(Plan sheets subject to change as master plan is completed) 
Engineering Study - Trestle over Los Gatos Creek (7MB - slow download) 
Initial Study - (Los Gatos Creek Trail Reach 4, includes trestle and Coe Avenue gateway - 29MB)
Mitigated Negative Declaration - (Los Gatos Creek Trail Reach 4, includes trestle) 
Informational memo (May 20, 2013)
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Master Plan (planning now underway)
All Workshop meetings at Willow Glen Community Center (2175 Lincoln Avenue)

Pre-Workshop Assignmentphotograph the project's opportunities & obstacles

Workshop No. 1 - Tuesday, March 19 (6:30 to 8:30 pm) 

PROVIDE INPUT:  Email comments to .  Input supports development of design proposals to be shown at Workshop 2.

Workshop No. 2 - Wednesday, May 29 (6:30 to 8:30 pm)

PROVIDE INPUT:  Email comments to .  Input supports further development of design proposals to be shown at Workshop 3.

Workshop No. 3 - Wednesday, July 24 (6:30 to 8:30 pm)

Presentation

PROVIDE COMMENT: Email comments to .

Bridge Concept Review Meetings
Design options for the bridge structure will be presented at three meetings (each meeting will provide the same content so you only need to attend once)

July 9 (Tuesday) at 7:00 pm
Save Our Trails Board Meeting
Dwell Christian Church
1292 Minnesota Avenue
Presentation 

July 17 (Wednesday) at 6:30 pm
Willow Glen Neighborhood Association
Willow Glen Community Center
2175 Lincoln Avenue
Presentation (same as for July 9 meeting)

July 24 (Wednesday) at 6:30 pm
Workshop 3 for Three Creeks Trail Master Plan
Willow Glen Community Center
2175 Lincoln Avenue
For Presentation, please follow link in the Workshop 3 section, above.

September 9 (Monday) at 5:30 pm  
Final Workshop - Pedestrian Bridge Design Refinement Meeting
Willow Glen Community Center
2175 Lincoln Avenue  
Presentation (10MB file). 

NEW!    Review the Initial Study for the Master Plan - extended deadline to April 8.  Please respond to the Planning Department per the linked instructions:

Funding Support
This project is made possible with funding from the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority (OSA). The OSA is an independent special district that protects and preserves the county's water resources, wildlife and working lands, including farms and ranches. Protecting water quality, iconic landscapes, family farms and outdoor recreation provides a good quality of life; supports the local economy by attracting a highly qualified workforce; and makes the Valley a vibrant, healthy place to live and work. The OSA champions San Jose trail development as a means to preserve open space in our urban areas and provide public access to parks and other open spaces in the surrounding area. OSA funding of over $3,200,000 supported the acquisition phase of this project.

The County of Santa Clara has provided significant funding through its Park Charter Fund to support for acquisition of the project lands.  $2,000,000 in County funds supported purchase of the western alignment.  The County has also provided $1,000,000 to supplement City and other funds for acquiring the eastern alignment.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District has provided $450,000 for development of the interim trail improvements along the western alignment.  Access gates and signage clearly define the trail entries.  This funding source also supports development of a pedestrian bridge to span Los Gatos Creek and link to that existing trail system.