Jeffrey Open Space Trail

The Jeffrey Open Space Trail is a public park in Irvine, California, planned to stretch for 5 miles (8.0 km) along a corridor on the east side of Jeffrey Road, from Quail Hill in the San Joaquin Hills inland to Portola Parkway in the Santa Ana Mountains.[1] Bridges and underpasses allow pedestrians and bicyclists to use the trail without having to interact with the streets and freeways that it crosses.[2]

The first segment of the trail, between Trabuco Road and Irvine Boulevard in north Irvine, was completed in 2006.[3] In 2007, the design for the park won an Honor Award at the Design Awards of the Southern California Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.[4] As of 2015, 76 acres (31 ha) of parkland extending 3.5 miles (5.6 km) between Portola Parkway and Interstate 5 has been completed; another segment east of Portola Parkway is projected to open by 2020.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ Jeffrey Open Space Trail, City of Irvine, retrieved 2014-05-25.
  2. ^ Graham, Jordan (October 9, 2013), "Construction begins on Jeffrey Open Space Trail bridges", Orange County Register .
  3. ^ City of Irvine, Irvine Company proud to announce completion of Jeffrey Open Space Trail between Trabuco Road, Irvine Boulevard, US Federal News Service, May 24, 2006 .
  4. ^ Southern California ASLA Chapter Gala & Design Awards, LandscapeOnline.com, retrieved 2014-05-24.
  5. ^ Morrison, Matt (January 7, 2015), "3.5-mile trail traverses 500 years: The new Irvine park offers glimpses of five centuries of O.C.'s past", Los Angeles Times (print ed.), p. AA4 .


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