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Trails Maintenance

Second Saturday volunteer workProper maintenance of the city’s trails is essential for providing safe and enjoyable recreational benefits to residents and visitors alike on over 45 miles of multi-use trails. In order to protect the financial investment of the trails system, the city adopted trail maintenance standards in 2002, outlining the basic maintenance standards and responsibilities of the Parks Maintenance Trails Division. 

Rancho Carrillo trail volunteersA key component of the city’s trails maintenance relies on volunteer service to build and maintain the trails. Monthly trail volunteer work events are scheduled to augment maintenance duties. Special projects are also planned with volunteers to improve not only the trail surface but also to install pet stations, trail signage, benches and interpretive or educational panels along trail routes. 

Santa Fe Trail volunteersTo find out more about how you can become involved in the City’s Adopt-a-Trail program or in the city’s trails volunteer program, visit the Adopt-a-Trail and the Volunteer pages listed under the Resources list on the right, or contact the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department at 760-434-2826.


Contact Information

Parks & Recreation Department
Parks & Trees Maintenance Division

760-434-7185 fax

Report non-emergency maintenance issues
760-931-2197 or e-mail to

1166 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008