On 9/14 Advocate for Carr Lake Park @ Salinas City Council Meeting

Advocate for Carr Lake Park on Tuesday, September 14

Big Sur Land Trust is proposing the construction of a new park, recreational facility, and wetlands project on 73 acres located at 618 Sherwood Drive in Salinas. You can advocate for the Carr Lake park project by speaking during public comment at the Salinas City Council in-person meeting on Tuesday, September 14 at 4:00pm at the City Council Rotunda, 200 Lincoln Avenue in Salinas. You will have two (2) minutes to state your support. The meeting’s agenda will be posted here by the end of this week.

Please join our community partners in urging the Mayor and City Council to approve the Carr Lake project. Their approval is a critical step for the project to move forward in the long process towards construction, and it will give Big Sur Land Trust an opportunity to pursue available grant funding for the project.

If you cannot attend in-person, please call or write to the Mayor and City Council members by Monday, September 13. The Mayor’s contact information can be found here and contact information for the City Council members can be found here.

Located in the heart of the city, this multi-benefit project has been a decades-long dream. Since 2017, over 1,000 multi-generational Salinas residents from diverse backgrounds have been attending meetings and site tours, participating in the design process, and developing and caring for a native plant demonstration garden.

Big Sur Land Trust’s project at Carr Lake will feature:

  • A new neighborhood park with various amenities
  • Thriving riparian, freshwater marsh, and upland habitat
  • Access for everyone to natural, open space in the center of Salinas

Visitors will benefit from new recreational opportunities ranging from trails and picnic areas to basketball courts. The park will also serve as an outdoor classroom space and field trip destination for local youth. Click here to see videos and learn more about the project.

Thank you for your support.

Jeannette Tuitele-Lewis

President/CEO, Big Sur Land Trust