Saratoga Trailhead, Open Space, Park, and Recreation Trail

Saratoga estates Trailhead, open space, Park, and recreation trail Project
Updated as of 9/2/22
Public Park Update:
There have been delays in permitting the work at the park since the contractor submitted plans. Recent conversations and coordination has helped the process along, and activity should begin soon. Thank you to everyone for your patience.


Exciting News on 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 in 2021 and early 2022. 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 the first to start construction. The Trailhead will be the 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 will include 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. 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 have not started construction. 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 Road and Wilson Way and is planned to include play areas for 2-5 and 5-12 age groups, inclusive play elements, shade structure, lighted parking lot, and a restroom. The Recreation Trail will provide access from Platt Circle, in Crescent Ridge, through Saratoga Estates and outlet to the Promontory Trail system. The District is in the process of holding a Job Walk and Bid Opening. After award of the contract by the District’s Board of Directors, a construction start date will be set.

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 (Complete)
    • Small Parking Lot
    • Shade Structure
    • Bike Fix-it Station
  • Landscaped Open Space (Complete)
    • Dry Riverbed
    • Trees
    • Drought Tolerant Landscaping
  • Public Park (Coming Soon)
    • 2-5 Years Old Play Area
    • 5-12 Years Old Play Area
    • Inclusive Play Elements
    • Shade Structure
    • Lighted Parking Lot
    • Restroom
  • Recreation Trail (Coming Soon)
    • 2,300 lineal feet of Decomposed Granite (DG) Trail.

Current Project Status (all 4 sites)

Upcoming Milestones
Fall 2022
Grand Opening and anticipated construction completion for Saratoga Park (Lot I Park Site) and Recreation Trail

Completed Milestones
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.