Parks & Recreation
About the Department
The Parks and Recreation Department promotes the protection and preservation of environmentally sensitive areas for public enjoyment and education. The department maintains, secures and manages parks and open spaces in a manner that encourages their appropriate use.
Additional responsibilities of the department include:
- Citizen communication and engagement
- Facility management- Westlake Academy
- Municipal administration
- Plan review
Westlake Trail Map & Guide
Have you been out on our trails lately? Westlake has more than 16 miles of public/private connected trails for you to enjoy and staff is pleased to announce that we have a new updated map to show you where the trails are located.
The Westlake Trail Map & Guide includes a color-coded legend that shows all six trails: Dove-Davis, Solana*, Granada, Glenwyck, Entrada Loop and Entrada Canal and identifies the locations of trail heads with parking, pedestrian underpasses, shade structures, drinking fountains, and those historical markers located along the trails. We hope you enjoy exploring our community's oasis of natural beauty and miles of scenic trails. Now let's all get out and walk Westlake!
A 30-foot section of the trail that runs alongside Sam School Road just north of Terra Bella will be closed for about a week so that crews can install a new water line. Signs have been placed on the trail notifying you of the temporary change. Please proceed with caution when in the area.
*Solana Trail Notice:
The Solana Trail will be closed intermittently for the next 12 months during the utility and roadway construction phase of the Knolls at Solana. Please look for signage along the trail on Solana Blvd. and updates on our website for current trail status.
Planting for the Future
Tree City USA Award Recipient
Westlake has been granted the honor and privilege of being named a Tree City USA community for the past 19 years and has received the Tree City USA Growth Award four times.
What is Tree City USA?
The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. it is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.
How do communities reach Tree City USA status?
Communities have to meet four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.
To read more about Tree City USA click here: https://www.arborday.org/programs/treecityusa/