Categories Recreation & Parks Projects

Categories: Recreation & Parks Projects

Date of completion: Current

The Martis Valley Trail (MVT) is part of a planned 62-mile trail network referred to as the “Resort Triangle.” Covering about 9 miles, the MVT section extends between Truckee and the Tahoe Basin. MVT is being completed in phases, all of which AEC has contributed to in various capacities. Our Planning, Surveying, and Engineering teams have provided background reviews, compliance assistance, surveys and mapping services, civil design, and several other services for this section of the multi-use trail.

The existing boat ramp and pier at Lake Forest is one of few public use facilities of its kind around the lake. Due to its design and location it provides safe and convenient access to thousands of users every year. The rehabilitation project included replacement and widening of the boat ramp in accordance with the California Department of Boating and Waterways’ design standards, and dredging of lake access to the previous dredged elevation of 6219’ to enable boat operation at lower lake levels. AEC was retained for civil design, permitting, construction support, as well as topographic and bathymetric surveys for design and planning purposes.

Date of completion: 2016

Pickleball courts in the Squaw Valley Park used to consist of two courts established by local residents utilizing an overflow parking area. The past five years have seen an explosion in the popularity of the sport. AEC was retained by Placer County Parks Division to design new pickleball courts for an expanded facility. An analysis matrix was completed that ranked various features of three alternative sites and configurations. AEC designed three new courts that were constructed in 2016 at Squaw Valley Park.

Date of completion: Summer 2012

The Lakeside Trail Project connects existing multi-purpose trails through the urban core of Tahoe City, along the lake shore. The project involves roughly one mile of trail and includes amenities such as plazas, landscaping and interpretive signage.

Date of completion: 2016

The Tahoe City Winter Sports Park is a recreation concession provided by Tahoe-XC for the TCPUD on the Tahoe City Golf Course and adjoining property. The Winter Sports Park offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding during the winter at the Tahoe City Golf Course. The outdoor seasonal ice skating rink provides an additional amenity offered at the Winter Sports Park. AEC provided planning, design, and permitting services for the project.

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The"64 Acres" site was once a trailer park that the U.S. Forest Service wanted to return to a more natural setting. Our job was to design and oversee construction of a new recreational facility that would not only be functional but beautiful. The site also had to be designed with flood and erosion control in mind to protect the scenic and environmental quality of the adjacent Truckee River.

Date of completion: 2003

Auerbach was involved in this project since its inception, providing civil engineering and regulatory processing support to the design team of landscape architects. Commons Beach is a public park in the center of Tahoe city owned by the people of Tahoe City and held in trust by Placer County. Aging facilities and needs for environmental restoration triggered a public participation and consensus process for improvements to the park. Alternative design concepts were considered and resulted in the development of a strategic plan for the refurbishment of Commons Beach.

Date of completion: 2015

The Truckee High School Track upgrade included the replacement of the existing track with a synthetic track surface, new restrooms, bleachers, and ADA compliant accessibility throughout. AEC tasks included storm drainage and water quality treatment for the new track as well as design and reconfiguration of three existing parking areas, drive aisles, walkways, and utility connections to the new restrooms.

Date of completion: 2016

The Homewood Bike Trail now connects two existing bike trail segments along SR 89 through Homewood. AEC was retained to provide topographic and design surveys, and regulatory permitting for this TRPA Environmental Improvement Project. Coordination with Placer County and Caltrans was required for existing plans and information developed as part of their erosion control projects in Homewood and on SR 89.

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