For many years, the City of Campbell has been considering the planning and construction of a trail along San Tomas Aquino Creek in the southwest part of the City. This project has long been identified as a priority for the City and its residents – going back to the General Plan, which was adopted in 2001.
The trail alignment being considered would run along the creek between Virginia Avenue and Westmont Avenue (in San Jose). A trail along this route would have multiple benefits. It could provide recreational opportunities for residents of the surrounding neighborhood; it could provide a more natural environment for families to take walks or ride bikes; and it could provide for safer routes to school for students of both Westmont High School and Forest Hill Elementary School.
The City hosted a neighborhood meeting at Forest Hill Elementary School to gather feedback regarding the proposed San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail Project. Attendees included approximately 60 residents, the principals from both Forest Hill Elementary School and Westmont High School and a representative from the City of San Jose.