Overview of Properties

Three Bridges Oak Preserve

  • 103 acres are located on the west side of Atascadero with trailhead off Carmelita Avenue
  • Land acquired in 2011 with a $780k grant from California Natural Resource Agency and Caltrans
  • Trails built with a $387k supplemental grant from Californai Natural Resouce Agency in 2013
  • Partnership with City for trailhead improves City fire department access and provides secondary neighborhood fire egress
  • Natural environment with seasonal creekside meadow, oak savannah, chaparral, and breathtaking views
  • Interpretive signage on: native flora and fauna, history, and surrounding watershed 
  • Trails of varying lengths and elevation changes up to 680’
  • Trails suitable for hiking, cycling and equestrian use during dry seasons
  • Future connection to Eagle Ranch and Los Padres National Forest

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Stadium Park/Lane

  • 5 acres located near Stadium Park entrance off Capistrano Street
  • Acquired in 2003 with $150k of citizen donations saving the land from a housing development
  • Native Plant Garden designed by Dr. Bill Shepard
  • Educational hillside trail with labeled native plants
  • Kiosk with park history and information for growing native plants and trees in Atascadero

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Adobe Springs

  • 5 acres located on Traffic Way opposite The Lakes subdivision
  • Historic Juan Bautista de Anza expidition stopover along the Salinas River
  • Natural spring that flows by the Historic Estrada Adobe site and into The Lakes subdivision
  • Led the development of professional educational materials with a National Park Service grant
  • Nature and historical interpretive program field trips for local school children

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Atascadero Creek Reservations

  • 12 acre creek reservation 1A, preserved in its natural state, located east of City Hall

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