Thompson Creek & Webb Canyon
This hilly enclave to the north of Base Line Road is an example of Claremont’s identity as a center for learning. On the eastern side of the neighborhood is Thompson Creek Trail, a popular walking and biking trail, and Higginbotham Park which borders the creek to the south. Both the Thompson Creek Trail and the Wilderness Park trails bring vitality to our community, witnessing every day a visible coming together of diverse people of all ages and backgrounds. During this time of pandemic, the role of these areas for providing a venue for exercise and for being able to safely experience being a community has been invaluable.
To the west is Webb Canyon, home to the prestigious Webb Schools. Pomona College’s 1889 move to Claremont began a tradition of excellence in education that is now world-famous. In the hills above the Village, on the western end of the neighborhood, Thompson Webb and his wife Vivian founded the private Webb School for boys in 1922. In 1981 an all-girls school, named after Vivian, was added. The school contains the Alf Museum, an accredited museum of paleontology, on its campus. It’s an example of the importance of education to our community, and of the tremendous resources available to is as a city.
As a city council person, I will work to build partnerships and help to leverage these resources to benefit our community.