Thursday May 22, 2008

The full 1,700 feet of the new riverside promenade in Downtown Napa will be open for public use on Friday evenings and weekends, effective May 23, 2008. This limited availability will remain while crane work continues for the next two months or so at the Riverfront mixed-use project.

The schedule calls for the full length of the promenade to be open from 5pm to 11pm on Friday evenings and from 6am to 11pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. The portions of the promenade along the Napa Mill, and from Veterans Memorial Park north will remain open seven days a week.

vetpark.jpgIn addition to private security employed by nearby property owners, the City of Napa Police Department has instituted foot patrols in the Downtown area, including the promenade. 

The Hatt to First Floodwall and Promenade was constructed by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District as a component of the Napa River-Napa Creek Flood Protection Project. This portion of the river walk will connect into the future Oxbow Commons-Bypass Channel, wind through the Oxbow District, and continue on to the north. When completed, the full river trail will run some six miles from Kennedy Park on the south to the future Trancas Crossing Park on the north.