Slavin Conservation Area Trailhead Enhancements

The trailhead parking area was originally designed to welcome a variety of recreational user groups and accommodate both passenger vehicles and horse trailers.  However, the area's rising popularity often means a full parking lot, and during peak times it can become difficult or impossible to park or maneuver a horse trailer.  To address the increasing demands, a new 20 vehicle paved parking lot is planned for the area west of the existing lot.  Once the new lot is completed, the existing gravel lot is expected to primarily serve vehicles towing horse trailers and as an overflow lot when necessary.  Also, as part of this project, drainage lines will be installed under the existing lot to address seasonal stormwater overflow.

Project Update:

The new parking lot is nearing completion!  On November 4th it was closed for the winter while construction continues, but the gravel lot is still available for use.  This will help us stretch limited staff time by plowing only one lot, the gravel lot.  It will also give the new plants time to establish.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to improve this area.  We're looking forward to opening the new parking area next Spring!


September 2-November 22, 2022 - Construction
Summer 2022 - Bidding.
Spring 2022 - Design and permitting.
February 2022 - Survey and mapping.


James T. Slavin Ranch Conservation Area Endowment Fund.


Construction Documents.  The new passenger vehicle lot will include asphalt paving as shown on C2.1.  August 2022.
Schematic Concept Plan Please note that the design may be modified as design proceeds taking into consideration a variety of design and permitting factors.  June 2021.

Additional Information:

Slavin Trailhead Webcam


Project Contact:

Julie Neff, Park Project Manager | Landscape Architect