What is the One Arroyo effort?
The Arroyo Seco is Pasadena's great outdoor space, used by millions each year for recreation and enjoyment. Even though the Arroyo itself has seldom been conceived or designed as one continuous space, from the headwaters in the North to the tributary waters in the South, its natural habitats, resources and historic sites are unlike any other and enthusiastically enjoyed by those who live, work and visit the city.
The One Arroyo effort endeavors to bring awareness to the work by the Arroyo Advisory Group (AAG), and others, to restore the legacy of Pasadena's historic Arroyo Seco and unite all three areas of the Arroyo- Hahamongna, Central Arroyo and Lower Arroyo under a singular vision.
Vision for the Arroyo
The AAG has developed the following draft vision statement for the Arroyo:
"Pasadena's great outdoor space, the historic Arroyo Seco, will become One Arroyo. From the headwaters in the north to the tributaries in the south, its valuable resources, including natural habitats, recreational and cultural venues, and historic sites, will be preserved, enhanced, and connected by an extraordinary end-to-end trail system."
One Arroyo Trail Concept
During the February 5 City Council meeting, the City Council endorsed the trail concept study allowing the AAG to proceed with a fundraising assessment to explore the fundraising potential for the demonstration projects.
It is anticipated that the results of the assessment will be shared in mid-late 2018, along with a final report to City Council by the AAG encompassing other considerations to preserve, enhance, and improve the Arroyo Seco.
About the Arroyo Advisory Group
The City Manager and the General Manager of the Rose Bowl Stadium selected an advisory group of Pasadena leaders who share: a passion for the Arroyo Seco, financial acumen, and who are well-versed in the history and values of Pasadena.
The AAG was responsible for:
articulating a single vision statement to serve as a touchstone for the effort
engaging with, and receiving public input from the Pasadena community about the effort
exploring sustainable means of funding for the Arroyo
identifying a project or projects that capture the community's interest and further the vision