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DETOUR NOTICE: Waterway construction scheduled to begin

DETOUR NOTICE: Waterway construction scheduled to begin
Detail of pathways that will be closed during phase one of the waterway construction. Note the pathway in the Redwood Grove will remain open as well as the entire Arboretum GATEway Garden.

Starting the week of February 27, 2017, construction on Phase I of the Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project begins!


Chain link construction fencing will be erected starting from the far east end of the waterway and extend all the way into and slightly past the redwood grove, however…

  • The Arboretum GATEway Garden (just behind the Davis Commons Shopping Center) will remain open.
  • The pathways adjacent to our Australian and New Zealand collection will close.
  • The pathway in the Redwood Grove will remain open.
  • Detours around these locations will be clearly marked.

Although pathways closest to the waterway may not be available, the detours around the construction zones should not impede your course direction or distance since nearby upper pathways and lightly traveled roads will remain open.

Special note to bicyclists and pedestrians, do be aware that you will be sharing paths in these areas with each other more so than usual. The pathways north of the waterway (near Aggie Village) can get busy at certain times of the day. We suggest that pedestrians stick to the detours on the south side of the construction zone for this reason.

VISIT the Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project page to stay up to date on our progress.

For more information also read the UC Davis Dateline article: Arboretum paths to close for construction.