SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento received nearly $1.5 million in grant money from the California Natural Resources Agency to improve Sutter’s Landing Park.
One hundred thirty-three other applicants vied for 33 awards, totaling $34 million in Proposition 84 funds.
“This Prop 84 grant will help us take Sutter’s Landing Park to the next level. What was once the City’s forgotten landfill is quickly becoming Midtown’s gateway to the American River Parkway,” said Councilmember Steve Cohn.
The money will be used to extend the multi-use Two Rivers Trail three-quarters of a mile east to the Union Pacific mainline tracks near Business 80. Currently, the trail starts at Tiscornia Park and ends at CA 160, totaling 1.75 miles.
At the end of the trail, a turnaround loop with art panels and seating will be added. A future phase is expected to connect the trail from the railroad tracks to Sacramento State.
The funds will also help restore over three acres of native plants along the banks of the American River.
“We were successful landing this grant because the community spoke with one voice about the need to restore the natural river habitat at this unique location,” Cohn said.
The project is expected to be finished by fall of 2017.