Contract OK’d to supplement parking during Lake Poway – The San Diego Union
October 21, 2015 - Picnic Time
POWAY A agreement to enhance a Lake Poway parking lot by 62 spaces was authorized Tuesday night by a Poway City Council, after officials dynamic a pierce was required to accommodate a augmenting hordes of hikers captivated to a Potato Chip Rock trail.
Potato Chip Rock is a strange, skinny outcropping of rocks found along a route that stretches from Lake Poway Park to a tip of Mount Woodson. The route has always been renouned though has turn distant some-more so in a past few years, as amicable media users began touting a travel as one of a best in a county, if not in a whole United States.
“The hiking has been off a offshoot a past integrate years,” pronounced Poway’s Director of Community Services Robin Bettin. The agreement authorized by a City Council on Tuesday night enclosed other improvements during Lake Poway Park, including new curb, gutters and berms; a musical petrify opening stage; reformation of cruise list pads; and a turnaround during a park entry.
On many weekend mornings, a Lake Poway parking lot filled by 8:30 a.m. — something that had frequency happened in years past. The park, a largest in a city, is also renouned with fishermen and picnickers who mostly come in vast groups and stay most of a day on balmy weekends.
The $144,000 agreement with Blue Pacific Engineering Construction calls for a 62 additional parking spaces to be built in about 40 days, and for a whole alleviation plan to be finished in early March.
Most of a new parking spaces will be built nearby a tip of a park, though others will be widespread out all over, Bettin said.
“On weekends, we are frequently and fast impacted between hikers, fishermen and a picnickers and other adults who only wish to come adult and suffer a park,” she said.
Other parks and trails in a city have seen identical upturns in popularity, Bettin said, generally Old Poway Park and a Iron Mountain trail, that during times can have hundreds of hikers on the slopes during one time.