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West County Trail extension opens near downtown Forestville

An extension of the West County Trail that connects to downtown Forestville now is open, according to a news release from Sonoma County Regional Parks.

The .2-mile extension connects the trail’s northern end at Parajo Lane to Front Street in Forestville for the first time in the trail’s history. An 8-foot-wide raised boardwalk also was constructed on a section of the extension so cyclists and pedestrians can access the trail despite seasonal flooding.

West County Trail. (Sonoma County Regional Parks)
West County Trail. (Sonoma County Regional Parks)

The West County Trail is part of a 13-mile network that links Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Graton and Forestville.

Construction of the extension cost $750,000, according to the release, and was funded by a federal transportation grant as well as park and traffic mitigation fees.

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