San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail Project

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.
Community Outreach
The City hosted a second neighborhood meeting at Forest Hill Elementary School on November 16, 2016.  Attendees included approximately 50 residents.

The Open House style meeting allowed for direct interaction between the community members with staff. The trail was divided into segments with stations set up around the room. The potential creek trail alignment was shown, giving the opportunity for those attending to comment on the trail alignment.

What’s Next
On August 21, 2018, the City Council directed staff to begin environmental review and preliminary design for Reach 1 and Reach 2 (from Westmont Avenue to San Tomas Aquino Road) and to seek funding for implementation for the two reaches.

The City will continue to work with other partner agencies such as Santa Clara Valley Water District and Campbell Union School District, etc.

August 21, 2018
  Council Considers Proposed Trail Alignment
  Presentation to Council

June 20, 2017
  Council Report

April 5, 2017
  Parks and Recreation Commission Presentation
  Staff Report

February 1, 2017
  Parks and Recreation Commission Presentation 
November 16, 2016
  Meeting Summary
June 6, 2016
  Meeting Summary
  Existing Conditions
  Trail Amenities
  Public Comments 
November 18, 2014
  Council Report
  Site Map

October 9, 2018

The City Council approved the trail alignment from Westmont Avenue to San Tomas Aquino Road (Reach 1 and Reach 2) on August 21, 2018.