Bike stations, lockers coming to North Tahoe Regional Park

Pam Emmerich | NTPUD

The North Tahoe Public Utility District recently completed several key projects, with additional improvements planned, for North Tahoe Regional Park.

This project included the restoration of the upper parking lot and development and construction of a multi-use regional trailhead, which will be part of the North Tahoe Trail being developed and constructed by Placer County, according to a press release.

Asphalt reconstruction and restriping for 62 parking spaces and permanent stormwater BMP’s for the parking lot were completed. This project also constructed paved ADA/multi-use access paths to Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park, tennis courts and the Tahoe Unleashed dog park.

Additional improvements to be installed this fall will include bike repair stations, a bike locker, and racks, and a bike wash station. These projects are funded by grants and funding from Placer County and a partnership with the Truckee Tahoe Airport District. This project also included reconstruction of the gazebo by the tennis courts that was destroyed due to heavy snowstorms in winter 2017.

Placer County recently announcing a contract for preliminary design and environmental review for 1.7 miles linking the North Tahoe Regional Park with Carnelian Bay Avenue. The proposed trail alignment will use existing public trail easements and public land parcels from the U.S. Forest Service and California Tahoe Conservancy. No private property easements are expected to be needed to complete the project.

Community feedback opportunities on the trail alignment are anticipated to take place in spring 2020.

The Northern Trail Alignment proposed for the new trail section in Tahoe Vista. | Courtesy Placer County