Truckee Donner PUD OKs $15,000 for Pocket Park project
This story has been updated from a previous version to correctly identify Nikki Riley as Development Director for Mountain Area Preservation. The earlier version identified her incorrectly as Executive Director.
The Sun regrets the error.
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Mountain Area Preservation recently received $15,000 in funding from the Truckee Donner Public Utility District for the Trout Creek Pocket Park project in Historic Downtown Truckee.
According to MAP, the mopey will support a solar light fixture and native landscaping for the park site, located at the northeast corner of Bridge and Jibboom streets.
“The TDPUD is partnering with MAP to help support the infrastructure costs associated with the creation of the Pocket Park,” according to a MAP statement.
The Trout Creek Pocket Park and Restoration Initiative has been part of the Truckee Downtown Specific Plan’s vision since 1997.
The park will provide the community with a public green gathering space, including vegetative restoration, improved water quality, ecosystem education, access to trail connectors and public art displays.
“MAP plans to break ground this spring and believes that the Trout Creek Pocket Park will be the catalyst for more green spaces throughout downtown Truckee,” according to MAP.
For the past nine years, MAP has received roughly $250,000 in grant support for the project, according to past reports. Funds have been dedicated to the environmental site assessment, conceptual designs, planning, permitting and construction funding.
To learn more and to donate, visit mountainareapreservation.org/trout-creek-pocket-park or contact MAP Development Director Nikki Riley at 530-582-6751 or Nikki@mapf.org.