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Park Info

North end of Ferry Street
Martinez, CA

Phone Number
Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4542

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Park Gate Hours
Nov. - Feb.
  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
May - August
  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Park Curfew
  10:00pm - 5:00am

Park Events
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Parking Fee
No fee

Dog Fee
No fee. No dogs in marsh area.

Grazing Information
Grazing in the Parks

Camping Reservations
No reservable campgrounds

Picnic Reservations
No reservable picnic areas.

Emergency Number

EBRPD Headquarters
1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757

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Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline

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About The Park

On December 6, 2016, The Park District Board of Directors renamed Martinez Regional Shoreline to Ted and Kathy Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline in honor of Ted Rakde and his wife, Kathy. Ted Radke served on the Park District Board from 1978 to 2014 and was instrumental in preserving the Martinez waterfront, increasing funding for land acquisition and working with legislators to protect the environment. Kathy Radke worked to save Mt. Wanda from development, preserve Franklin Hills as open space and, with her husband, was a co-founder of the Contra Costa Ecology Action Education Institute. See press release.

The shoreline park offers visitors a variety of experiences. There are group picnic areas, softball fields, bocce ball courts and soccer fields in the eastern section of the park, operated by the City of Martinez. The District operates the western section with its quiet open lawns, small family picnic areas, and ponds and creeks. Nearly three miles of trails offer peaceful walks through the marsh and along the shoreline.

Wildflower Photo Guide

> Martinez Shoreline (1 Mb, 11 x 8.5, 7 pages Acrobat PDF)

Submit Your Photos to the EBRPD Photo Pool

Park Features

The Marsh

This quiet area of the park changes with the seasons. Its residents come and go, and there are subtle changes in color and mood. Enjoy this experience independently along the Pickleweed Trail, or walk with others on a naturalist-led excursion, when available. Dogs are not allowed in the marsh.

Horse Arena

During the rodeo season (May-September) the horse arena offers competition for youthful riders. The yearly schedule is available from the park office. Membership in the Martinez Horsemen's Association is available in Family, Single and Junior categories. Membership is open to all, and horse ownership is not required. There is a fee.

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Park Activities


Bicycles are allowed on park trails.


If you are age 16 or older, a California state fishing license and stamps are required to fish from shore. The fishery in Carquinez Strait offers striped bass, sturgeon, shark, some founder and catfish. Licenses are available at the marina bait shop. No Park District fishing permit is required.


The Martinez Marina has a boat repair yard and fuel dock, a bait shop, restaurant and bar. There is a launching fee. For more information phone the marina at (925) 313-0942.


Dogs are not allowed in the duck pond area, marsh areas, or other interior areas of Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline. In the parking areas, dogs must be leashed (six-foot maximum) and under control. Dangerous animals are not allowed in the parks. Please pick up after your dog.


The soccer field is maintained by the city of Martinez and is available on a first-come, first-served basis during the week. It is reservable on weekends by phoning (925) 372-3510. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bocce Ball

A heritage of the predominantly Sicilian population in the shoreline's early days, the playing of bocce ball is a traditional Martinez activity. The sport is played outdoors on wooden-sided courts lined with finely crushed oyster shells. First Northern California Open Bocce Ball Championshops were hosted at the shoreline park in 1979. For team information phone (925) 372-3510.


The softball complex is named for Martinez native Joe Dimaggio, who played for the New York Yankees during his baseball career. The complex has four softball diamonds available on a first-come, first-served basis. For league play, these areas may be reserved by phoning (925) 372-3510. There is a fee for league play.


There are no reservable picnic sites at Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline. Contact the City of Martinez at (925) 372-3510 to reserve a picnic area at Waterfront Park, which is located adjacent to the Regional Shoreline.

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To Reach The Park

From Highway 4 in Martinez, exit at Alhambra Avenue and go north. Turn right on Escobar and left on Ferry Street; follow Ferry Street into the park.

From I-680 in Martinez, exit at Marina Vista and go west. Turn right on Ferry Street into the park.

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Trail Map

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