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 a draft vision statement for the Arroyo. This vision will be refined as the group conducts its outreach to the community.
"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 natural habitats, resources, and historic sites will be preserved, enhanced, and connected by an extraordinary end-to-end trail system, all anchored by a central hub."
'One Arroyo' Trail Concept
To advance the 'One Arroyo' vison for the Arroyo Seco, the AAG is recommending and pursuing funding for a concept study to create an end-to-end trail system throughout the Arroyo. Conceptually, the unified trail would encompass trails elements, repair and restore trail connections, and make recommendations to enhance the overall trail experience, be that landscape, facilities like restrooms, consistent and appropriate signage, retainage, etc.
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.
Over the next several months, the AAG will:
articulate a single vision statement to serve as a touchstone for the effort
engage with, and receive public input from, the Pasadena community about the effort
explore sustainable means of funding for the Arroyo
identify a project or projects that capture the community's interest and further the vision