The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division of California State Parks invites the public to be part of a long-range planning process for the Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area. Management of this important facility is guided by a Master Plan approved in 1991. Since then, State Parks has acquired additional land adjacent to the SVRA. Before these lands may be added to the SVRA system, State Parks must update the long-range plan. This update process will result in the completion of a new General Plan document that will guide future management and operation of Prairie City.
The SVRA serves the needs of many off-highway vehicle recreationists in the region and beyond. It is well known as the location for the Hangtown motocross races and also offers a diverse range of recreational opportunities for riders of all ages and skills. State Parks will assess trends in use and demand for different facilities and include goals in the General Plan to meet these needs.
It is critical that your comments regarding the future of this facility are heard by State Parks. An online preferred concept comment form is now available for you to participate in the planning process: http://www.prairiecitygeneralplan.com/revised-preferred-concept
Suggested comments include:• Continued commitment to providing OHV recreation• Maintaining and expanding the world class motocross facilities and track• Continued commitment to existing OHV only trails and open riding areas• The creation of new OHV only trails and areas
Additional comments and ideas are welcome; please be sure to take the time to tell State Parks now what your desired outcomes are, while the future of this important facility is being decided.
Other non-motorized groups also are commenting in favor of their desired outcomes, so it is critical that the OHV community does the same.