Over the past several years, the public has expressed a desire for sanctioned Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreational opportunities in Yolo County. The need for an OHV recreational area has become more evident as the County, property owners, business owners and non-profit organizations are all currently impacted by the unsanctioned use of OHVs on their respective properties. Yolo County is exploring the possibility of creating an OHV Park within the unincorporated county.
In 2018, the County held two public meetings to solicit input and gain insight into the preferred types of OHV facilities and services desired in Yolo County. The feedback obtained during these meetings will help guide the County's 2019 OHV planning grant application process. Additionally, the County released a survey to help guide discussion on future steps in the OHV planning process. We encourage you to take the survey if you have not already done so. Links to the survey and survey results can be found below.
The survey can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ohvyolo
Survey results can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-C2FRSL5G8/
Update on 2019 OHV Planning Grant Application Process
The County is preparing to apply for a planning grant in the 2019 California State Parks OHV grant cycle. The preliminary applications are due on March 4, 2019, and final applications are due on June 3, 2019. The preliminary application will be made available for public review and comments on March 5, 2019. Comments received during the public review period will be addressed in the final application submission.
Based on the feedback received at the February/March 2018 public meetings and online survey results, the County will be focusing its application on two objectives. First, we will seek grant funding to prepare a market analysis to ascertain if there is enough community and stakeholder support for OHV opportunities in Yolo County. Second, assuming there is demand and support for OHV opportunities, we will prepare a feasibility study to examine two different scenarios: (1) improving access to existing OHV trail riding opportunities within the unincorporated County; and (2) creating a small-medium sized OHV park in the unincorporated County.
Please join us for an information session on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:00pm. County staff will provide an overview of our proposed OHV planning grant application and let the public know how they can stay involved in the process moving forward.
Public Meeting- OHV Planning Grant Information Session
Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 6:00pm
County Administration Building
Atrium Training Room (Basement)
625 Court Street
Woodland, CA 95695
If you have questions about this effort or would like more information, please contact the Yolo County Parks Division at (530) 406-5038 or email yoloOHV@yolocounty.org.