Sabino Canyon Recreation Concept Plan Update

Release Date: Apr 23, 2014  


Public Meeting May 1 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center

TUCSON, AZ (April 23, 2014) – The Coronado National Forest, Santa Catalina Ranger District will host a public meeting Thursday, May 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. The public is invited to engage in updating the 1993 Sabino Canyon Recreation Concept Plan.

Participants may enjoy free parking and comment on how they envision recreation be managed at the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area into the future. Topics will include facilities, trails, visitor experience, interpretive education, transportation, fees, and general operations. The meeting will provide opportunities to offer input to improve future visitor experiences in Sabino Canyon.

The last recreational concept plan for Sabino Canyon was finalized two decades ago and many facilities, programs, and concepts have become outdated. The Forest Service has been compiling data from visitors and user groups for several years to formulate recommendations for the plan update. Proposed ideas under consideration include the addition of parking and trailhead facilities north of Sabino Canyon, a new “scenic” trail on the southeast side of Sabino Creek that can provide emergency access in times of flooding, closing off and restoring redundant and unnecessary trails, an improved eco-friendly transportation system including new bicycle routes, and an expanded visitor center.

For more information please contact Linda Stamer at (520)749-8700 or email comments to lstamer@fs.fed.us.

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