PAWG Agenda Packets – Public Meetings page (search by Hawthorns Area Public Access Working Group)
PAWG Meeting Summaries – link in Public Portal
PAWG Agenda Packets with Public Comments (posted a week after PAWG meeting) – link to Public Portal
The Hawthorns Area of Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is a 79-acre property located within the Town of Portola Valley and owned by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen). The property is currently closed to the public.
On June 28th 2023, Hawthorns Area Public Access Working Group was officially formed. The Midpen Board of Directors appointed members to serve on the Hawthorns Area Public Access Working Group. Working group members will collaborate with Midpen staff, District Ward Stakeholders, and elected official liaisons on a plan to introduce ecologically sensitive public access to the site in a manner consistent with Midpen vision and goals. All Public Access Working Group meetings are open to the public. Please click on the "Timeline" link below to access the meeting schedule.
The Working Group will evaluate the following public access components:
- Parking area and driveway location(s)
- Trailhead location(s) and internal trail system
- Trail connections with surrounding Town trails and pathways
- Opportunities for regional trail connections
- Proposed trail uses within the Hawthorns Area
For more information about Hawthorns Area Plan meetings prior to the creation of the Hawthorns Area Public Access Working Group, please visit the Hawthorns Area Plan website.