Thousands of spectators once gathered on the Trestle during festivals in the past, but today, Petaluma’s iconic symbol of its historic charm is in terrible disrepair. The crown jewel of Petaluma Water Ways has become Petaluma’s most recognizable landmark, and sadly, in its current condition, Petaluma’s biggest eyesore. This blight can be transformed by making the city know that restoration is a community priority. We MUST save this historical treasure and potential boon to Petaluma’s downtown!
Below is a video which exemplifies our movement.
Please see Trestle Potential for more on what the trestle could be.
Trestle does all this:
The Petaluma Trestle Restoration is a Sound Investment!
The benefits of restoration are immense for the revitalization of Petaluma’s downtown retail and service business community, tourism and overall city revenue. The trestle can become our year round, pedestrian-friendly way to support downtown vitality for all Petalumans and visitors. The Trestle could restore our connection to the river by hosting community festivals, fairs, markets, boating extravaganzas — and all without closing streets.It would help to eliminate the choking traffic that accompanies Petaluma downtown events by encouraging pedestrian traffic, and in doing so, would encourage customer traffic into local retail businesses. Saving this monumental part of our history for our future would be a poster child for adaptive re-use. It’s not as complicated as some might fear. Pilings can be sleeved and the deck replaced. Read more about the Trestle Potential HERE.