Work Nearing Completion on Trail

Completion of the Arroyo Seco Pedestrian and Bicycle Trail expected between August 13 and 17, but no date for its official opening has been set

PHOTO: City of South Pasadena | | The Arroyo Seco Bicycle Pedestrian Trail meanders along the Arroyo Seco near the Racquet Center and Arroyo Seco Golf Course in South Pasadena.

City officials are anticipating work on the Arroyo Seco Pedestrian and Bicycle Trail will be completed somewhere between August 13 and 17, but a date for its official opening has not been set, according to John Pope, South Pasadena’s Interim Public Information Officer.

In an email, Pope said the work is getting close to completion but a date has not been set for public use. The South Pasadena City council wanted to open the trail back in February before concerns of safety prompted new measures. A new net covering over the portion of the trail running outside the Arroyo Seco Golf Course driving range is under construction.

“We discovered that there were golf balls flying over the net more that we anticipated,” explained South Pasadena City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe earlier this year, expressing concern they may fall on the heads of those using the new trail.
An earlier story in the SouthPasadenan reported the trail would be completed by August 10, but Pope said that date is incorrect.

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The path runs nearly three quarters of a mile in Arroyo Park, starting at the edge of the Arroyo Seco Racquet Center, past a three-par golf course, including its driving range, toward the Los Angeles border.

A combination of funding sources paid for the trail with grant funds being the main contributor.