Walking and biking connections now easier in Downtown Roseville

Updated August 14, 2019

Pedestrian bridges and trail expansion included in landmark improvements 

Downtown neighborhoods, parks, shops, restaurants, the Vernon Street Town Square and Downtown Library are now beautifully linked across Dry Creek with the completion of the Downtown Roseville Bridges and Trail Project.

The updates include:

  • Addition of a new pedestrian bridge, providing a direct connection between Royer Park and the Vernon Street Town Square. This bridge is wide enough to accommodate special events; 

  • Completion of a paved trail into Royer Park, resulting in a 12 mile round-trip path between Sierra College Boulevard and Darling Way; 

  • Refurbishment of the Rube Nelson “Ice House” Bridge, now repositioned to connect the trail across Dry Creek. The bridge features a wider pathway with new decking, lighting, and railings; 

  • Replacement of the Taylor Street pedestrian bridge, connecting Royer Park to the Downtown Library. The previous footbridge was damaged in a storm several years ago; 

  • Historical highlights featuring scenes from Roseville’s past; and

  • Thirty-six new trees.

These improvements are the latest in a series of projects designed to revitalize Downtown Roseville. Other revitalization projects include the Vernon Street Town Square, a new city office building at 316 Vernon Street, two parking garages, a roundabout at Oak Street and Washington Boulevard, a new downtown Fire Station and numerous above and below ground infrastructure updates.

Guiding the revitalization effort has been the Downtown Specific Plan, the result of five years of community participation, finalized in 2009. 

The approximately $9 million Downtown Bridges and Trail Project was funded with a variety of grants and fee-based funds designated for active transportation, air quality, bicycling, and public facilities. No City of Roseville General Fund or Measure B money contributed to this project.

Celebrate Downtown

Join us as we Celebrate Downtown on Saturday, September 21, 2019 with the grand opening of the downtown bridges and trail, Family Fest, an old-fashioned carnival, and live music. Learn more. 


View a map of Downtown vehicle and bike parking, trails, and transit locations. 

View the Roseville parks, trails and bikeways map