Construction on the Broken Hill and Parry Grove Trails in Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve To Resume In Early January
Credit: California State Parks
On January 6, 2014, California State Parks will resume construction on the South Broken Hill and Parry Grove Trails at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. California State Parks officials request that visitors comply with posted signage to remain off these trails through March 2014, when construction is expected to end. During this time, the California Conservation Corp will work to reconstruct the trails, install small bridges, add seating to overlooks, and rehabilitate areas of erosion. Much of the project involves resurfacing the trails.
Visitor compliance is critical, not only for their safety, but also to help State Parks keep the repair costs within projections. This past October, State Parks spent additional weeks and funding repairing new work after trail surface was destroyed before it had time to cure, despite posted signage.
The improvements along the South Broken Hill and Parry Grove Trails are part of a $1.0 million, multi-phase project to improve trail access for people with disabilities. Following completion of these two trails, State Parks will begin improvements on the Discovery and West Parking Lot Overlook Trails in July 2014. Funding for the trail improvements at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve comes from Propositions 12, 40, and 84.