The Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park is under the dedicated care of the City of Riverside’s department of Parks and Recreation staff.
Though the goal is to have as little human impact on the local habitat as possible, Parks and Rec regularly oversees the area to ensure visitors have the best experience possible. In order to keep the park safe, functional, and looking its best, the department does everything from trail maintenance and trash pick up, to drain clearing and flood damage control.
The next time you see a city employee at the park, thank them for their hard work! Their dedication is what keeps our park useable and looking nice.
Is there anything that can be done about the homeless encampments near the Barton Road entrance to the park? I feel badly for homeless but Sycamore is supposed to be a natural park not a campground with tarps and a variety of materials that have turned into someone’s home. I assumed that some of the creeks are being used for toilets and whatever.
You can contact the City of Riverside for further assistance by dialing 311 or (951) 826-5311.