Jul 26, 2014

Grizzly Island Trail Officially Open South of Highway 12

Grizzly Island Trail Officially Open South of Highway 12 Grizzly Island Trail Officially Open South of Highway 12
Hikers, pedestrians and bicyclists in Suisun City now have another place to enjoy the outdoors.

Suisun City officially opened its 0.9-mile, concrete Grizzly Island Trail Tuesday, welcoming the public to the pathway south of Highway 12.

The $2-million trail, which was funded by grants, has four access points, the city says:

  • Marina Blvd. at Driftwood Drive
  • Marina Blvd. at Highway 12
  • Grizzly Island Road at Highway 12, and
  • Grizzly Island Road at McCoy Creek Way
A full press release from the city follows:

The Grizzly Island Trail officially opened Tuesday (May 14) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Marina Blvd. and Highway 12 recognizing the many agencies that helped bring the latest edition to Suisun City’s recreational trail system to fruition.

The 0.9-mile concrete trail, which runs along the south side of Highway 12, provides a new safe route for students of Crystal Middle School and Crescent Elementary School that allows those children living south of Highway 12 to walk, bike or skate to school without having to cross the highway. Students from both schools were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.  

Grizzly Island Trail enhances the pedestrian and bicycle connections with Lawler Ranch, Lawler Ranch Commercial Area, the  Waterfront District, the Train Station, Solano County Government Center and Court Complex, and Downtown Fairfield.   

Other major features of the Grizzly Island Trail include

  • Educational interpretive signs spaced evenly along the trail 
  • Benches and trash receptacles 
  • An outdoor classroom with a large paved area and signage overlooking Hill Slough, Rush Ranch and the hills beyond 
  • School bus parking on Grizzly Island Road 
  • A new lighted crosswalk and signage at Marina Blvd. and Lotz Way to increase pedestrian safety 
  • Large monument signs 

Grizzly Island Trail has four primary access points:

  • Marina Blvd. at Driftwood Drive 
  • Marina Blvd. at Highway 12 
  • Grizzly Island Road at Highway 12, and 
  • Grizzly Island Road at McCoy Creek Way 

Work on the $2 million grant-funded project has taken many years to complete and the help of many state and federal agencies, including

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