Saratoga Trailhead, Open Space, Park, and Recreation Trail

Saratoga estates Trailhead, open space, Park, and recreation trail Project
Updated as of 12/5/23

For a video tour of the Saratoga Trailhead, see here!


Public Park and Recreation Trail Update:
Construction has begun at Saratoga Park, including grading, construction of retaining walls, and restroom delivery. The Recreation Trail is completed and accepted by the District as of July 13, 2023. Saratoga Park completion is expected this Fall 2023!

Saratoga Trail is Completed!
At the July 13, 2023, EDHCSD Board meeting, the Board accepted the new Saratoga Trail. The 2,300 lineal foot Recreation Trail (see map) is between Platt Circle through the Saratoga Estates to the Promontory Trail system. The mostly decomposed granite and concrete public recreation trail will provide a multi-use trail east-west connection between the Crescent Ridge Neighborhood on Platt Circle through Saratoga Estates, which includes the Saratoga Park (coming soon), the completed Saratoga Trailhead, and the connection to the larger Promontory Trail system. The new Saratoga Trail is accessible through the pedestrian gate at the entrance of Saratoga Estate to access the Promontory Trail or you can access the trail at the Saratoga Trailhead located at Saratoga Way and Saratoga Estates. The recreation trail includes 2 picnic tables and 2 benches to rest or enjoy a snack or picnic before connecting to the larger trail system.

Saratoga Recreation Trail - Copy

To learn more about the Districts' Trail System, click here.

Completion of Trailhead and Open Space!
The District hosted a Grand Opening for the Trailhead on June 27, 2022. Staff, Board members, and the community were invited - as well as the Trojans Mountain Bike Team from Oak Ridge High School.
Trailhead GO Sign_Bv2   ORHS Moutain Bike Club Preparing for Ribbon Cutting at Trailhead on 6_27_22_BEST_B


Project Description

Saratoga Estates, an Elliott Homes development, located just north of Highway 50 and east of Wilson Boulevard, has four (4) exciting amenities being developed. The project includes a trailhead, landscaped open space, a public park and a recreation trail. 

The Saratoga Trailhead and Landscaped Open Space (Lot M) are completed.  The Trailhead is located southern starting point connection for the Promontory Trail, which extends from Saratoga Estates to Promontory Community Park. The Trailhead is located off of Saratoga Way at Saratoga Estates Drive, and includes a small parking lot, shade structure, and bike fix-it station. The Trailhead connects to the Promontory Trail, which extends from Saratoga Way to Alexandra Drive (approximately 3 miles). The landscaped open space is located on the south side of Saratoga Way and includes a dry riverbed, trees, and drought tolerant landscape. The trailhead and open space were completed and opened in June 2022.

The Saratoga Public Park (Lot I Park Site) and Recreation Trail were issued for public bid in September and both started construction in April 2023. The future 2.1 acre Saratoga Public Park and 2,300 lineal foot Recreation Trail will be the final two amenities constructed. Saratoga Park is located on the NW corner of Saratoga Way and Wilson Blvd and is planned to include three main play areas - a 2-5 year-old playground, 5-12 year-old playground with inclusive play elements, and an Adventure Play Area between the two playgrounds. Other amenities include three shade structures over picnic table areas (2) and two benches, grass areas near playgrounds, lighted parking lot, and a two-stall restroom. The Recreation Trail will provide access from Platt Circle, in Crescent Ridge, through Saratoga Estates and outlet to the Promontory Trail system. As noted above, there have been delays in permitting the construction work at the park since the contractor submitted plans. On January 12, 2023 the CSD Board reassigned the trail work to Hemington Landscape Services, and construction will begin as soon as scheduling and weather permits. Olympic Land Construction will remain the contractor for the park and both began construction in spring of 2023.

For Project Information, click each link below:
Project Description
Project Design & Amenities
Current Project Status Updates

Project Design & Amenities
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16112_DDEXHIBIT_SARATOGA PARK LOT TRAILHEADRecreational Trail

Project Amenities:
  • Trailhead (Completed)
    • Small Parking Lot 
    • Shade Structure (20 foot)
    • Picnic Tables (2)
    • Bench (1)
    • Bike Fix-it Station
    • Bike Rack
  • Landscaped Open Space (Completed)
    • Dry Riverbed
    • Trees
    • Drought Tolerant Landscaping
  • Public Park (January 2024)
    • 2-5 Years Old Play Area with Inclusive Play Elements
    • 5-12 Years Old Play Area with Inclusive Play Elements
    • Adventure Play Area
    • Poured in Place Surfacing on all three play areas
    • Grass Areas (2)
    • Shade Structures (3)
    • Prefabricated two-stall restroom 
    • Drinking Fountain
    • Picnic Tables (6), benches (5) - 4 inch (2) and 6 inch (3)
    • Trash Cans (3)
    • Barbecue (1)
    • Lighted Parking Lot (9 spaces)
  • Recreation Trail (Completed)
    • 2,300 lineal feet of Decomposed Granite (DG) and Cement Trail.

Current Project Status (all 4 sites)
Upcoming Milestones
Completion of park construction and park Opening - January 2024
Project Closeout - January 2024

Completed Milestones
July - November 2023

Ongoing park construction.

July 13, 2023 
At the July 13, 2023 EDHCSD Board meeting, the Board accepted the new Saratoga Trail. 

April - June 2023
Recreation Trail and Park construction work.

January 12, 2023
CSD Board reassigned the trail work to Hemington Landscape Services from Olympic Construction. 

Summer 2022
Grand Opening for Trailhead and Landscaped Open Space (Lot M)

Spring 2022
Ground Breaking and Start of Construction for Saratoga Park (Lot I Park Site) and Recreation Trail

December 2021
Award Bid for Saratoga Park (Lot I Park Site) and Recreation Trail at December CSD Board Meeting to Olympic Land-Construction

December 2021

Concrete sidewalk and walking path for trailhead poured, and shade structure installed.

November 2021
Four Bids for the Saratoga Park (Lot I Park Site) and Recreation Trail were received by 3:00pm on Monday November 15, 2021 and Bid Opening Occured at 3:00pm. This date was extended from 10/22/21 and 10/27/21 due to trades being backlogged and being unable to finalize costing.

October 2021
Questions regarding RFP for the Saratoga Park (Lot I Park Site) and Recreation Trail must be asked by Monday, October 11, 2021

September 2021
Job Walk held September 23, 2021 for companies interested in Bidding on the Saratoga Park (Lot I Park Site) and Recreation Trail RFP

September 2021
Request for Proposals (RFP) – “Notice Inviting Sealed Proposals” Released September 8, 2021 for Saratoga Park (Lot I Park Site) and Recreation Trail; Notice runs in Mountain Democrat on September 8, 2021 and September 15, 2021

September 2021
Request for proposals for Saratoga Park (Lot I Park Site) and Recreation Trail is developed

September 2021
The District held a pre-construction meeting with Developer, Elliott Homes, and Contractor, Hemington Landscape, to kick-off the Trailhead and Landscaped Open Space (Lot M) project.

July 2021
Construction drawings approved for Saratoga Park (Lot I Park Site) and Recreation Trail by the District’s Board of Directors

June 2021
Construction drawings approved for Trailhead and Landscaped Open Space (Lot M) project by the District’s Board of Directors.