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Midpen is implementing a series of programs to encourage visitors to opt for greener forms of transportation and reduce parking demand and traffic at Rancho San Antonio County Park & Open Space Preserve.
Sensors and speedbumps have been installed in the road just inside the park entrance as part of the infrastructure to maintain the counts. Drivers tend to exceed the 15 mph speed limit within Rancho San Antonio and these department of transportation approved speedbumps are similar to ones previously installed in other Midpen parking areas to curb speeding.
The numbers indicate the number of available spaces out of total spaces in Lot 1 and all other lots (Lots 2-6). Lot 1 counts do not reflect the 4 ADA and 2 equestrian trailer spaces that may be available within the lot.
Parking Availability Signage
An electronic signboard displaying real-time parking availability at Rancho San Antonio Preserve now greets visitors at the entrance gate. The information is also above, so visitors can check parking conditions before they leave home!
Carpool Parking Area Pilot Program
Midpen has reached the end of the one-year pilot carpool program at Rancho San Antonio. We want to extend a special thank you to all preserve visitors who participated in this program.
This year-long program has provided Midpen with valuable data and public input that will help guide future carpool programs at Rancho San Antonio and other Midpen preserves. The Midpen Board of Directors has requested that staff begin a new project for Rancho San Antonio to evaluate long-term carpool options for the preserve which is set to begin in mid-2024. At this time, all carpool requirements at Rancho San Antonio are suspended until further notice. Carpooling to Midpen preserves is still encouraged whenever possible.
When you ride your bike to Rancho San Antonio you can use a bicycle-friendly route away from the main entrance and park at one of the many bicycle racks we have installed at multiple trailheads throughout the preserve.
We are working on a variety of measures to encourage visitors to opt for greener forms of transportation and reduce parking demand and traffic at Rancho San Antonio County Park & Open Space Preserve, while maintaining equitable access for both local and regional visitors.
A study conducted in 2021 recommended a number of short and long term plans. Along with the elements listed above, the first set of priority projects are currently in progress.