On Tuesday, April 4, our Public Works Department completed new striping of the San Lorenzo Riverwalk pathway. The painted lanes will reinforce the rules of the road and help keep bicyclists and pedestrians safer.
The City has also invested $200,000 over the past six months to make an immediate impact on Riverwalk public safety. The biggest part of this has been increasing our Park Ranger patrols. Officers now patrol every day of the week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Our investment includes better lighting and security cameras, both of which are scheduled to be installed before summer.
We are working with community partners including the Coastal Watershed Council, the Leveelies and local museums and businesses to positively activate and energize the Riverwalk this summer. There will be more family events and things to do on the on the levee than ever before!
Also in the works for Riverwalk are three interpretive signs describing the history of the San Lorenzo River as well as its native birds and fish. The signs will be placed this month. They are part of the Lorenzo River Phase II Project that was celebrated with a levee lighting ceremony last year when 40 energy efficient lights, a fitness station and seating areas along the west levee were installed.
We encourage everyone to come on down and participate in the exciting revitalization of our iconic Riverwalk!
More information: www.cityofsantacruz.com.
Riverwalk event calendar: www.coastal-watershed.org/events.