Putah Creek Nature Park Master Plan Update

  Winters, CA
Date Completed:  2007 (Master Plan Update)
Services Provided:  Landscape Architecture
Owner:  City of Winters

Key Contributions:
  integrated riparian creek corridor into public park | revegetation with native plants

Details:  1-mile stretch of creek | accessible trails | conversion of historic railroad trestle into bike/pedestrian path | swimming hole | fishing and picnic areas | improved community center and amphitheater    

The master plan goals are to integrate a one mile stretch of Putah Creek along the city’s boundary into the community’s open space fabric.

The 2007 master plan is based on a realignment of the creek bed that is appropriate for the existing hydrologic conditions and the removal of the exotic plant species.  The new creek alignment provides space for a series of accessible loop trails, the development of an outdoor classroom/family recreation space in the creek’s flood plain, and a series of rock weirs for creek crossings, a second bike/pedestrian bridge crossing and identifies future community center enhancements.