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Hidden Falls Park- Phase II

Gold Country 4-H | Placer County Status: In Progress Categories: Citizenship, Environmental Stewardship, Science Youth Leader: Eli | Age: 15

The Issue

Under the Placer Legacy Open Space Program and the Agricultural Conservation Program our comunity was gifted two heritage ranches several years ago totaling more than 1,200 acres of community access park space to be developed and used by all. Since the opening of Hidden Falls Park in 2006, our Gold Country 4-H Horse Project and Hiking Project members have used this convenient, close-by park for many project outings.  We recently spoke with park officials to see if there was a possibility for us to develop an Emerald Star project to meet a need at the park we have all enjoyed over the past six years.

How will 4-H help?

We will help to develop the park for safe public access by constructing and erecting self guided trail signage and foot bridges for safe crossing of small waterways. Our goal is to help meet deadlines to open the 980 acre Phase 2 portion of Hidden Falls Regional Park by Spring 2013. We will construct directional trail signs and build footbridges across both Coon and Deadmans Creek. If time and finances allow we will also refurbish existing signs and build benches.