Santiago Oaks is one of Orange County's finest parks with challenging trails that make the park legendary. The trails have been used for decades without much maintainence. Now the county is considering closing 44% of the trails that draw equestrians, mountain bikers, and hikers.
The park trails and habitat have co-existed for decades. Without expressed public opposition to this plan Orange County officials may move to close these trails.
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The public recently learned about the proposed plans to close 44% of trails and re-route 9 miles of the current trail system that make Santiago Oaks Regional Park the unique and challenging park it has been for decades.
A recent fire in Santiago Oak Regional Park, Orange County, California left the park denuded. After the fire county officials closed all interior trails. The public has been patient and cooperative while waiting for a report. This report has recommendations that total $445K worth of repairs that not entirely necessary. These are trails that have been used by all user groups for decades and stand the test of time.
Prior to the fire, the trails had been shared by all. The habitat has thrived, the trails have been intact and used for decades with minimal maintainence or interference by others. All user groups respect each other and stay on trails. Since the trails have not been used for almost a year they have exhibited deterioration that was not present when they were used daily.
I urge you to keep the trails system intact so the uniqueness and challenging qualities of Santiago Oaks Regional Park are protected for generations to come.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.