Dennis T. Machida Memorial Greenway

The Dennis T. Machida Memorial Greenway provides the backbone of the shared-use trail network in the south shore. Previously known as the South Tahoe Greenway Shared Use Trail, the 3.86-mile trail links south shore neighborhoods to each other and to Lake Tahoe Community College.

People biking on the Greenway

Story Map – Dennis T. Machida Memorial Greenway

Interactive maps, graphics, and videos exploring how the Greenway is already connecting the community in South Lake Tahoe, and how future extensions can complete the vision of the Conservancy's first executive director.

Greenway shared-use path

Who was Dennis T. Machida?

Dennis T. Machida was a champion for protecting and improving natural and recreational resources at Lake Tahoe. He was instrumental in establishing the California Tahoe Conservancy and other state conservancies. Dennis was an innovator and a groundbreaking Asian American leader in environmental conservation. He served as the California Tahoe Conservancy’s first Executive Director from 1985 until his untimely death in 2005.

Dennis left a remarkable legacy at Tahoe. Under his leadership, the Conservancy acquired thousands of properties for environmental protection and public access. He secured funding for hundreds of enduring projects, of which the Dennis T. Machida Memorial Greenway is just one example.

Dennis Machida

Greenway Videos

Project Details


California Tahoe Conservancy / El Dorado County


View the 2011 Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and the 2016 Supplemental Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration


City of South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County, California