SANTA CRUZ CITY PARKS AND OPEN SPACES CLOSED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER!
This includes Emma McCrary Trail, U-Conn Trail, and Arroyo Seco Trail (also known as "Stinky Trail" or "Sewers"). Read full report below.
"With wildfires raging in Southern and Northern California, and after successfully containing several recent, suspicious fires in Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Fire Chief has announced the urgent need to close the Wildland Urban Interface (the City’s greenbelt open space) areas surrounding the City of Santa Cruz until weather conditions and fuel moisture levels improve. Impacted areas are as follows:
- Arana Gulch
- Moore Creek
- DeLaveaga with the exception of the golf course and any permitted events
- Arroyo Seco (also known as "Stinky Trail" or "Sewers")
This closure is necessary because of the extreme fire behavior that has been observed, coupled with the significant number of fires that have occurred in these areas. Police and Fire Investigators have aggressively investigated every fire, which has resulted in five arrests in the past four weeks."