Aug. 9 City Council Recap
SWRA East Trails Phase II, Quarry Park Adventures Reports
Contract for Rehabilitation of SWRA East Trails Phase II Approved
The City Council approved a contract to complete rehabilitation of the final section of the East Trails at the Sunset Whitney Recreation Area on Tuesday night. The contract will be awarded to Consolidated Engineering for $720,722 with an additional 15% contingency, as required by Rocklin codes, if needed.
The project consists of the removal broken asphalt pathways and repaving more than a mile of trails with accessibility upgrades at the SWRA.
The City anticipates construction will begin in September and be complete later this fall.
Quarry Park Adventures Operational Reports
Quarry Park Adventures (QPA) management presented City Council with operational reports for the 2021 calendar year and the first two quarters of 2022.
Reports showed strong park ticket sales in 2021, with 49,644 ticketed guests and a profit for the park of $540,178 in 2021. The first two quarters of 2022 saw 27,352 guests purchase tickets, with a total park profit of 130,464 through June 2022.
Over the past 18 months, QPA has passed all Cal OSHA safety inspections flawlessly, has never shut down a park attraction more than a day for maintenance, and was named one of the top-10 aerial adventure parks in the nation by USA Today.
The parks success has not been without challenges, which management listed as heat and employee recruitment and retention in today’s economy, among others.