Members of the Santa Clarita City Council were joined by community members and partnering organizations to open the City’s brand new cross-country course at Central Park. The City partnered with Newhall Land and the William S. Hart Union School District to fund the project on property owned by the Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA).
The 3.1 mile course will allow high schools to hold cross-country meets in the Santa Clarita Valley, whereas they previously had to travel out of the area. The Central Park cross-country track also keeps runners off of the streets and safely out of traffic. The cross-country course is currently in its first phase of completion with added amenities planned for the future. Besides holding local competition, the course his hoped to eventually be a destination for sports tourism and is open to the general public.