Park Planning

The East Bay Regional Park District will acquire, develop, manage, and maintain a high quality, diverse system of interconnected parklands which balances public usage and education programs with protection and preservation of our natural and cultural resources.

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District Master Plan

Land Use Plans in Process

Other Plans, Projects and Environmental Review

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District Master Plan

The District Master Plan defines the vision and the mission of the East Bay Regional Park District and sets priorities for the future. It explains the District's multi-faceted responsibilities and provides policies and guidelines for achieving the highest standards of service in resource conservation, management, interpretation, public access and recreation. The Master Plan is designed to maintain a careful balance between the need to protect and conserve resources and the recreational use of parklands for all to enjoy now and in the future. It was prepared with the active participation of the District's citizen-based Park Advisory Committee and with extensive review and comment from the community. The District's first master plan was approved in 1973. The Master Plan is revised and updated periodically to reflect new circumstances to which the District must respond. For updated information, please see the Master Plan page.

Land Use Plans in Process


Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve Land Use Plan Amendment

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, located in unincorporated Contra Costa County immediately north of Mount Diablo, south of the City of Antioch and east of the City of Clayton, opened to the public in 1976. The Preserve is recognized for its natural beauty, geologic formations and mining history, and is one of the most unique and important interpretive parks in the 65-regional park system that covers Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The Preserve contains significant biological resources, both plant and animal, and a variety of vegetation types that provide cover and food for several protected animal species, including Alameda whipsnake/striped racer, California red-legged frog and California tiger salamander. The Preserve contains a unique cultural landscape and landmarks, and features an underground mine open to the public, two visitor centers, guided tours, a historic cemetery, two campsites and over 47 miles of roads and trails.

In 2013, East Bay Regional Park District (District) staff initiated preparation of a land use plan amendment and environmental review in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Preserve. Implementation of the land use plan amendment would open to the public close to 5,000 additional acres of land, bringing the total land in the Preserve to just under 10,000 acres. The planning area affords opportunities to open several local trailheads to the public and two new staging areas: the Arata Ranch Recreation/Staging Unit at the northern boundary and the proposed Clayton Ranch Recreation/Staging Unit that will provide vehicle access to the southern edge of the Preserve at Marsh Creek Road. The project also includes a major section of the proposed Black Diamond Mines to Round Valley Regional Trail that would be located outside of the Preserve; approximately one mile of this proposed six mile trail segment would be located on existing dirt roads.

The District aims to develop a balanced amendment to the land use plan to protect and enhance scenic, natural and cultural resources, while providing the public with opportunities for trail use, camping, environmental education and outdoor enjoyment. The land use plan amendment will establish a long-range vision that integrates resource management with public access, use and interpretation. The District has held two public meetings to solicit input for this project: one in 2013 in Antioch and another in 2015 in Clayton.

   Public Scoping Meeting

The District has released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) to conduct an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the land use plan amendment project. On June 14, 2017, the District hosted a Scoping Meeting open to the public, and received comments on the proposed project and EIR. At this meeting, there was a brief presentation of the proposed project and EIR process public comments were collected on the proposed EIR.

Download: Notice of Preparation - 2017 (6 pp.)
Download: Project Area Map (1 pg.) 
Download: Public Meeting #1 Summary - Nov 2013 (5 pp.)
Download: Public Meeting #2 Summary - Sep 2015  (6 pp.)
Download:
Public Meeting #3 Summary - Jun 2017 (3 pp.)


Miller Knox Regional Shoreline

Help us Re-Vision Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline! The Draft Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA) and Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (Program EIR) for Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline are available for public review September 4 – October 19, 2018. Comments are encouraged and may be submitted by email or mail, and should be directed to Michelle Julene, Senior Planner at mjulene@ebparks.org or PO Box 5381, Oakland, CA 94605-0381.

Public Input Meeting: A public input meeting on the Draft Program EIR was held on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:00pm, at the Point Richmond Community Center located at 139 Washington Avenue, Richmond. Comments received at the public input meeting will be responded to in writing along with other written comments as part of the Final Program EIR which will be reviewed by the District’s Board of Directors.

Park Advisory Committee Meeting: The Miller/Knox LUPA will be on the PAC meeting agenda for the October 22 meeting. PAC meetings begin at 7:00pm and are held at the District’s administrative office located at 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland.

Board Executive Committee Meeting: The Miller/Knox LUPA will be on the Board Executive Committee meeting agenda for the November 1st meeting. Board Executive Committee meetings begin at 12:30pm and are held at the District’s administrative office located at 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland.

Board of Directors Meeting: A public hearing by the District’s Board of Directors to consider certification of the Program EIR, including responses to comments received during the public comment period, and adoption of the LUPA is anticipated in late 2018 or early 2019. A separate notice of this meeting date will be provided to those who comment on the Draft Program EIR and will be posted on this website.

A Land Use Plan Amendment is a long-range planning document that updates a previously prepared Land Use Plan. It recommends programs for managing and conserving park resources and offers proposals for future recreational use. A Program EIR is an environmental document prepared in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act that analyzes the potentially significant environmental impacts associated with implementation of a project, in this case, implementation of the LUPA, and discusses ways to avoid or mitigate the negative impacts. The environmental document will consider construction, operation, and maintenance of the recommendations that will be included in the proposed LUPA.

Please contact Michelle Julene, Park Planner at mjulene@ebparks.org or (510) 544-2351 for additional information or to be added to the project contact list.

Download: Notice of Changed Meeting Dates (1  pg.)
Download: Notice of Availability - 2018 (2 pp.)
Download: Aviso de Disponibilidad - 2018 (4 pp.)
Download: Recommendaciones de LUPA - 2018 (2 pp.)
Download: Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Parts 1-7 - 2018
  • EIR - Part 1 - Cover, TOC, Introduction, Exec Summary - 2018 (50 pp.)
  • EIR - Part 2 - Project Description - 2018 (36 pp.)
  • EIR - Part 3 - Impact Analysis Intro, Bio, Geo-Soils, Hydro-WQ - 2018 (82 pp.)
  • EIR - Part 4 - Hazards, Cultural, Aesthetics, Recreation - 2018 (64 pp.)
  • EIR - Part 5 - Transportation, Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas-Climate Change, Public Services-Utilities - 2018 (86 pp.)
  • EIR - Part 6 - Alternatives, Other CEQA Sections, Preparers, References - 2018 (52 pp.)
  • EIR - Part 7 - Appendices - 2018 (170 pp.)
Download: Draft Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA)- 2018 (382 pp)

Download: Scoping Meeting Presentation - 2017 (26 pp.)
Download:
Re-Issued Notice of Preparation - 2017 (2 pp.)
Download:
Land Use Plan Amendment Poster  - 2014 (1 pg.)
Download:
"A Walk in the park"  - 2013 (9 pp.)
Download:
"Un Paseo en el Parque" - 2013 (8 pp.)
Download:
Notice of Preparation  - 2013 (2 pp.)
Download:
Public Meeting Notice and Map  - 2013 (1 pg.)
Download:
Bray Oil Property, Checklist Amendment  - 2000 (4 pp.)
Download:
Bray Oil Property, Negative Declaration - 1999 (55 pp.)
Download:
Ferry Point, Negative Declaration  - 1995 (16 pp.)
Download:
Ferry Point, Land Use Plan Amendment  - 1995 (21 pp.)
Download: Miller Knox Regional Resource Analysis  - 1983 (101 pp.)
Download:
Miller Knox Regional Shoreline LUDP and EIR  - 1983 (125 pp.)
Download: George Miller Jr. Memorial Regional Shoreline EIR - 1976 (132 pp.)


Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve Draft Land Use Plan Amendment and Draft EIR Notice of Availability

The East Bay Regional Park District (District) Acquisition, Stewardship and Development Division has completed a draft Land Use Plan Amendment(LUPA) and a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) District for Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve. The focus of this LUPA and the analysis in the DEIR is on the addition of two properties that extend the Preserve southward and eastward to more directly serve the City of Orinda, the unincorporated community of Canyon, and the Town of Moraga. The LUPA and the DEIR are now available for public review and comment. The comment period was initiated on July 6, 2018 and the 45-day review period will conclude on August 20, 2018. The District uses Google Translation services and it is available in the footer of every web page, directly under the Subscribe button.

The LUPA describes the existing conditions in the 1,318-acre Project area and provides recommendations for future improvements. Project recommendations include two main components: 1) creek restoration and enhancement; and 2) recreation and public access improvements. The recreation and public access improvements include six main elements: 1) improvements to existing staging areas, 2) improvements to existing park roadways, 3) bridge installation, 4) trail system expansion, 5) recreation facility development, and 6) improvements to utility infrastructure.

The DEIR addresses the potential physical, environmental effects for each of the environmental topics outlined in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the recommendations provided in the LUPA (Project). Due to the time limits mandated by State law, comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. August 20, 2018. Please send written comments to Julie Bondurant, Principal Planner, via mail to: East Bay Regional Park District, ATTN: Julie Bondurant, Principal Planner, 2950 Peralta Oaks Ct., Oakland, California 94605-0381or via e-mail to: jbondurant@ebparks.org.

Public meetings and workshops are an important part of the Land Use planning process. To date, there have been three community meetings, two site tours, and two youth engagement workshops. The third community meeting for this planning process focused on reviewing the project goals, finalizing the design concepts for the McCosker site, evaluating the trails plan for the Project area and looking ahead to the preparation of the LUPA and the CEQA analysis. This meeting also served as the Public Scoping Meeting regarding the proposed Project and CEQA analysis. In addition to discussing the proposed Sibley Land Use Plan Amendment Project, the District also discussed the associated planning and environmental analysis and review processes.

On June 19, 2017 the District issued a Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report in accordance with CEQA Guidelines Section 15082(a) informing the Office of Planning and Research State Clearinghouse, affected agencies, property owners within 300 feet of the Project Site and interested organizations that the East Bay Regional Park District is the Lead Agency preparing an Environmental Impact Report for the Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve LUPA incorporating the McCosker Parcel and Western Hills Open Space.

Subsequently, the District presented the proposed LUPA recommendations to the District Parks Advisory Committee on November 27, 2017 and the District Board Executive Committee on December 7, 2017. In addition to routine posting of these meetings, the meeting was posted on this website and Community members who had submitted their email addresses were also provided information about these meetings.

One public meeting on this DEIR will be held during the review period to receive comments on the documents. The meeting will be held at Richard C. Trudeau Conference Center, 11500 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:30-8:30 PM. Presentations will also be given to the District Parks Advisory Committee on July 23, 2018 and the District Board Executive Committee on August 2, 2018. These meetings are held at 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA.

Following the close of the Draft EIR comment period and preparation of a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), the District’s Board of Directors will hold a public hearing to consider certification of the EIR, adoption of findings, and project approval. A separate notice of this meeting will be provided to those who comment on the DEIR and posted on the District’s website when the date is determined. Board meetings are held at 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA.

To view the Notice of Availability, the LUPA, the DEIR, and the DEIR Technical Appendices, as well as documentation of the public process leading up to the publication of these documents, please refer to the downloads below.

To receive information on the progress of this planning process and to receive information on future meetings, please contact Julie Bondurant, jbondurant@ebparks.org to sign up on the e-mail mailing list and/or continue to check this website.

Download: Sibley Draft LUPA - July 2018 (265 pp.)
Download:
Sibley EIR Notice of Availability - July 2018 (2 pp.)
Download: Sibley Draft EIR - July 2018 (624 pp.)
Download: Sibley LUPA Draft EIR_Appendices A-H - June 2018 (651 pp.)


Southern Las Trampas Wilderness Land Use Plan Amendment

The District is preparing a Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA) for the southern region of the Las Trampas Wilderness Regional Preserve to formally incorporate approximately 760 acres into Las Trampas. This will expand the amount of open parkland in Las Trampas to a total of approximately 6,000 acres.
The District’s intention for the LUPA is to provide a formal planning review for the expansion of Las Trampas Wilderness, outline public access connections, and catalog and plan for important natural and cultural resources for five parcels in the Project area.  The five parcels include three the District currently owns: Chen, Elworthy and Peter’s Ranch.  Two additional parcels will be dedicated to the District as mitigation for development projects:  Podva and Faria.

Each parcel represents separate access and natural resource opportunities and constraints.  The LUPA will describe each parcel and outline what will occur within each parcel.  On the Chen parcel, the LUPA will describe and plan for a staging area and trail connection.  The LUPA will also evaluate public access to Las Trampas Wilderness and along the Calaveras Ridge Trail via Peter’s Ranch.  The LUPA will act as a guiding document for future projects including an Emergency Vehicle and Maintenance Access route to the Calaveras Ridge Trail from Bollinger Canyon Road, and recreational trails and parking on the Faria dedication parcels.  Furthermore, the LUPA will serve as a resource for park operations and maintenance, summarizing long-term maintenance plans for the Podva and Faria conservation easements, detailing the grazing plan for all parcels, and outlining roles and responsibilities for park staff on all five subject parcels.   

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM, the District held the first community meeting for this planning process at the San Ramon Community Center located at 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, CA. The meeting provided an overview of the District’s mission, project goals and elements, and looking ahead to the preparation of the LUPA and CEQA analysis. Members of the public participated in an activity on current Las Trampas Wilderness public access points and recreation activities. This meeting also served as the Public Scoping Meeting regarding the proposed LUPA and CEQA analysis and public comments and input were received.

Neoma Lavalle, Planner at nlavalle@ebparks.org or (510) 544-2626, or Kim Thai, Planner at kthai@ebparks.org or (510) 544-2320.

Download: Project Area Map (1 pg.)
Download:
Community Meeting Summary - June 7, 2017 (1 pg.)
Link:
Community Meeting Presentation - June 7, 2017


Other Plans, Projects and Environmental Review

In addition to land use plans, the District prepares a range of documents covering District-wide plans, feasibility studies, restoration and resource management plans and emergency repair projects. The District evaluates the environmental impact of planned projects in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and prepares the appropriate CEQA documentation for public review. The District will notify the public here about the publication of other plans and CEQA documents, as well as public comment periods and meeting schedules.


Albany Beach Habitat Restoration and Public Access Project

The Albany Beach Restoration and Public Access Project is located in McLaughlin Eastshore State Park between Buchanan Street and Gilman Street. The McLaughlin Eastshore State Park General Plan was adopted in 2001. The plan identified a number of park improvements for the Albany waterfront area. In 2011 the District completed a study to evaluate the feasibility of these improvements and to include the public in the project scoping and planning process (Albany Beach Restoration and Public Access Feasibility Study, January 2011).

The Project is being constructed in three phases. Phase One construction was completed in 2015. It reconstructed 1,800 linear feet of shoreline on the south side of Albany Neck to protect water quality and preserve and enhance public access. Phase I shoreline work also implemented living shoreline principles identified in the San Francisco Bay Sub-tidal Habitat Goals Report. These features include bird roosting islands, tide pools, a small pebble beach and an oyster shell reef. These features have boosted the ecological value of the site for fish and shorebirds and have greatly enhanced shoreline protection and resiliency.

Phases 2 and 3 of the project are scheduled for construction in 2018/2019: Phase 2 includes beach and dune enhancement, and construction of a non-motorized watercraft launch, restroom, parking and approximately 800 feet of new San Francisco Bay Trail at Albany Beach; Phase 3 will result in construction of 4,200 feet of new San Francisco Bay Trail on the shoreline between Albany Beach and Gilman Street. The project is supported by numerous grants including $1 million from Alameda County Transportation Commission Measure B. See Alameda County Transportation Commission website for more information on Measure B: http://www.alamedactc.org/.

Download: Albany Beach Project Flyer/Construction Update - June 2018 (2 pp.)
Download: Board Presentation of Project - July 2018 (30 pp.)


Bay Point Restoration and Public Access Project

Bay Point Regional Shoreline is located at the approximate midpoint of the San Francisco Bay and Delta, in Bay Point, unincorporated Contra Costa County. The site consists of 150 acres of marsh and upland at the waterfront of the Bay Point community. A land use plan and IS/MND was adopted in 2001, with a subsequent addendum to the MND completed in 2017. Park land use planning is complete and a small parking lot, restroom and loop trail through the marsh is currently open to the public. A preliminary restoration plan and park improvements are included in the land use plan and analyzed under CEQA. Public access improvements include trail accessibility enhancements for persons with disabilities, overlook points, shade structures, drinking water, and flush restrooms. The project will be designed to provide long term value for key species by taking an adaptive retreat approach to sea level rise. Habitat design will ensure a mix of diverse habitat types, including transition zone and high marsh, to help offset sea level rise impacts. The restoration area will be self-sustaining with tidal channels and other marsh features maintained passively through tidal exchange and seasonal inundation. Construction is scheduled for 2019.
For more information, please contact Karla Cuero at kcuero@ebparks.org. To view additional project information and updates, please refer to the links below.

Download: Bay Point Project Brochure Spring - Apr 2018 (2 pp.)
Video: Project Overview - Jan 2018 (1 min.)


Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline

Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline Land Use Plan Amendment (81 pp.)


Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS)
Concord's Opportunity for a Great Urban Regional Park

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) wants to partner with the City of Concord, the National Park Service, and appropriate stakeholders to provide a great urban regional park in Concord. 

Link: Read more about Concord Naval Weapons Station project


Coyote Hills Restoration and Public Access Project (Patterson Ranch)

Coyote Hills Regional Park (“Coyote Hills”) is located in Fremont, Alameda County, California. In 2014 the District received a donation of a 296-acre parcel (Patterson Ranch) bordering much of the eastern boundary of Coyote Hills, expanding the park eastward to Paseo Padre Parkway. This property, along with a 10-acre parcel purchased in 2016, comprise a project site that presents opportunities for improving public access and restoring habitat. In January, 2017 the Park District initiated a study to evaluate these opportunities and to update the park land use plan to include the donation parcel.
A number of public workshops and meetings will be held throughout the year to solicit input on the project. As work products become available they will be posted here on the District’s website. To be added to the project mailing list, please contact Karla Cuero at: kcuero@ebparks.org

Project Update: The Board of Directors recently approved a conceptual site plan for the expansion of Coyote Hills Regional Park (see “Board Approved Concept Plan and Site Program, February 20, 2018” link below). The planning process is expected to be complete in 2018.

Download: Workshop #2 Summary Packet - Nov 13, 2017 (52 pp.)
Download: Workshop #1 Summary Packet (76 pp.)
Download: Brochure - Coyote Hills Restoration and Public Access Project - Jan 2017, (2 pp.)
Download: Public Outreach and Participation Plan - July 2017 (32 pp.)
Download: Board Approved Concept Plan and Site Program - Feb 20, 2018 (4 pp.)
Download: Notice of Preparation – Coyote Hills NOP - May 14, 2018 (5 pp.)
Download: NOP/Meeting Flyer - Multi-language - May 31, 1018 (2 pp.)
Download: NOP Scoping Meeting Summary Packet - May 31, 2108 (38 pp.)


Dotson Family Marsh (formerly Breuner Marsh) Restoration & Public Access Project

The Park District has completed a restoration and public access project at the Dotson Family Marsh at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. Key project goals included restoring historic San Francisco Bay wetlands, closing a key gap in the San Francisco Bay Trail, and developing other public access facilities. The newly restored marsh has been designed to provide high quality habitat for threatened and endangered species, such as the Ridgway’s rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse. Trails and other public access amenities are now open for the public to enjoy.

Download: Project Completion Brochure - 2017 (2 pp.)


Encinal Dune Restoration and Shoreline Stabilization

The East Bay Regional Park District is designing plans to remove large debris and non-native vegetation from Encinal Beach, City of Alameda, CA. In addition, there is currently a large rusty barge imbedded in the shoreline which will be removed and the shoreline will be reinforced to protect a portion of the Bay Trail from wind and wave erosion. Approximately 0.5 acre of the beach will be re-vegetated with native dune vegetation, which is currently completely covered with non-native ice plant. The site will also be graded to improve beach assess for non-motorized personal watercraft.

Download: Encinal Notice of Completion - Apr 2017 (2 pp.)
Download:
Encinal Final IS/MND - Jun 2017 (295 pp.)
Download: Encinal Notice of Intent - 2017 (1 pg.)
Download:
Encinal DRAFT IS/MND - 2017 (94 pp.)
Download:
Encinal DRAFT IS/MND Appendices - 2016 (94 pp.)


HASPA Sea Level Rise Study

Download: HASPA Sea Level Study: Version 15B - 2010 (95 pp.)


Lone Tree Point

Download: Lone Tree Point Feasibility Site Map (1 pg.)
Download: SF Bay Trail: Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration Public Review Draft (192 pp.)


Narrow Natural Surface Trails: Managing Multiple Use

Download: Narrow Natural Surface Trails: Managing Multiple Use - 2011 (46 pp.)


Niles Canyon Regional Trail

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) in partnership with the County of Alameda, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), and the Alameda County Water District (ACWD), have completed the Niles Canyon Regional Trail Connectivity Feasibility Study. This study includes a six mile Class I trail connecting Niles to Sunol identified in EBRPD’s Master Plan Update in 2013.

Several public meetings were held to collect comments and concerns about the components of the study between October 2014 and October 2015. Three alternative routes and the environmental and historical impacts of each are included in the study. The report also includes analysis of a portion of the Bay Area Ridge Trail which crosses the Niles Canyon Railroad, and a multiuse trail connecting SFPUC’s Sunol Water Temple to Vargas Plateau. There is no identified funding at this time to finalize the design and complete environmental review pursuant to CEQA.

Download: Niles Canyon Regional Trail Connectivity Feasibility Study - Dec 2015 (86 pp.)


Pleasanton Ridge Land Use Plan

Download: Pleasanton Ridge Land Use Plan - 2012 (325 pp.)

Download: Notice: Pilot “Road-To-Trail” Conversion Project (1 pg.)


Point Isabel Water Access and Shoreline Restoration Project

The East Bay Regional Park District proposes the Point Isabel Water Access and Shoreline Restoration Project (proposed project) within the southern region of Point Isabel. The proposed project would implement improvements outlined in the December 6, 2002 Eastshore State Park General Plan. The primary goals of this project include, but are not limited to:

  • Improve water access by upgrading the existing non-motorized boat access ramp and steps. Replace the existing steps with a new concrete steps, add gravel to the existing ramp, improve the existing groin, and create Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pathway from parking lot to shore;
  • Improve emergency egress from the water. Reconfigure boulders from the end of the existing dog ramp near the end of the Hoffman Channel;
  • Add up to a net increase of 30 parking spaces at the end of Isabel Street;
  • Create new rigging station. Place permeable gravel in a contained area;
  • Improve shoreline protection and habitat conditions. Repair erosion and add rip-rap on the south side of Hoffman Channel;
  • Revetment stabilization repairs along the shoreline facing the San Francisco Bay and additional ADA compliant shoreline access improvements.

Download: Initial Study/Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration - Draft - 2017 (350 pp.)
Download: Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration - 2017 (1 pg.)


Ridge Trail - Garin Regional Park to Niles Canyon

The Bay Area Ridge Trail – Garin Regional Park to Niles Canyon proposes to open a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail (Ridge Trail) to the public between Garin Regional Park and Vallejo Mill Historic Park at the mouth of Niles Canyon in Fremont. The Ridge Trail is a planned 550-mile natural surface, multi-use, nonmotorized trail along the ridgelines surrounding the San Francisco Bay. Currently, approximately 375 miles of the trail are complete and open to trail users. The proposed project would close a 5-mile gap within an easement over private property, creating a contiguous stretch of trail from Vallejo Mill Historic Park to Kennedy Grove in El Sobrante; a distance of over 40 miles. The project will construct approximately 3.9 miles of new multi-use recreational trail, and will utilize 1.1 miles of existing ranch roads.

Download: Notice of Intent
Download: Ridge Trail Initial Study-Mitigated Negative Declaration Draft
Download: Biological Resources Assessment
Download: Jurisdictional Wetlands Delineation
Download: Geologic Constraints


San Francisco Bay Trail: Point Molate

The Project consists of an approximately 2.5 mile non-motorized bike and pedestrian trail at Point Molate. The trail is comprised of Segment A and B and would be constructed in a previously disturbed area that coincides or is adjacent to the old Richmond Belt Railway corridor. Segment A would be constructed within a surface easement granted by Chevron to EBRPD for construction, operation, and maintenance of the trail. The trail is anticipated to be 10 feet wide. Construction of the trail is expected to occur in stages from May through October in 2020.

Download: SF Bay Trail at Point Molate: Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration - Mar 2014 (93 pp.)
Download: Appendix A - Revised MMRP
Download: Appendix B - Site Photographs
Download: Appendix C - Biological Resources Assessment
Download: Appendix D - Cultural Resources Report
Download: Appendix E - Geotechnical Report
Download: Appendix F - Coastal Erosion Assessment
Download: Appendix G (Part 1) Pg. 1-60 - Phase I Assessment
Download: Appendix G (Part 1) Pg. 61-112 - Phase I Assessment
Download: Appendix G (Part 1) Pg. 113-481 - Phase I Assessment
Download: Appendix G (Part 2) - Phase I Assessment
Download: Phase II Findings Memo - Final
Download:
SF Bay Trail: Pt. Molate 65% Design Plans 
Download: MND Response to Comments


Sewer System Management Plans

The East Bay Regional Park District has prepared Sewer System Management Plans (SSMPS) for each of its parks that own or operate over one mile of sanitary sewer lines. Each of the four parks, Anthony Chabot, Del Valle, Garin and Coyote Hills has a specific SSMP that describes its sewer system, its operation and maintenance program, overflow emergency response plans and its monitoring, measurement and program modifications for the sewer system. The SSMPs were approved by the District Board of Directors on June 6, 2012 (Resolution No. 2012-6-140). Preparation of these plans is required by the State Water Resources Control Board Order No. 2006-003-DWQ and public posting of these plans is required by SWRCB 2013-0058-EXEC.

For more information regarding the SSMPs, please contact the Environmental Services Manager, Becky Tuden at (510)  544-2353 or btuden@ebparks.org.

Download: East Bay Regional Park District Resolution No. 2012-6-140  - Jun 2012 (1 pg.)
Download:
Anthony Chabot Regional Park SSMP - Feb 2017 (39 pp.)
Download:
Coyote Hills Regional Park SSMP  - Feb 2017 (40 pp.)
Download:
Del Valle Regional Park SSMP  - Feb 2017 (40 pp.)
Download:
Garin Regional Park SSMP  - Feb 2017 (38 pp.)


Tidewater Day Use Area Public Access Improvement Project

The East Bay Regional Park District is designing and developing 8-acres of new parkland at the Tidewater Day Use Area of Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline (MLK), located in the City of Oakand, California. This new parkland will be adjacent to the exiting Tidewater Boating Center and is connected to the rest of MLK by the San Francisco Bay Trail. Several public meetings and input opportunities will be provided to the public throughout the year. To be added to the project mailing list, please contact Toby Perry at: tperry@ebparks.org.

Download: Public Information Meeting #2 Flyer (Bilingual) - April 3, 2018 (2 pp.)
Download: Public Information Meeting #1 Flyer - June 4, 2017 (1 pg.)


Tilden Nature Area Sediment Basin Excavation and Pond Restoration

The sediment basin dredging and pond restoration project in Tilden Nature Area is being completed to restore a sediment basin to full capacity and restore three man-made ponds behind the EEC for California red-legged frog habitat. The ponds will also serve as an outdoor classroom for the District’s Interpretive Program. A trail system using decomposed granite will guide park users around the ponds while discouraging them to get too close and risk harming sensitive habitat for red-legged frogs.

Download: Final IS/MND Nov. 2016 (302 pp.)
Download: Notice of Completion - Sep. 2016 (2 pp.)


If you have comments or questions, please contact Brian Holt, bholt@ebparks.org

 

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