900 Dornan Drive
Richmond, CA 94801
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Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline
As of February 7, 2017, and until further notice, the northern most section of Miller Knox Regional Shoreline and the trail that connects with Dornan Drive are CLOSED due to weather conditions.
The Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline Public Access Improvements Project is now complete! Improvements include
- Five new restroom buildings with doubled capacity
- A new, downsized, drought-tolerant lawn
- A modern irrigation system to save water
- New water supply lines which are safer during earthquakes
- Colorful new native plantings
- An upgraded new plaza at Ferry Point, with Bay Area Water Trail friendly improvements like outdoor shower, fish cleaning table, and boat rack
- Four new picnic sites at Ferry Point
- New drinking fountains throughout the park
The project was funded by Measure CC, Recreation Use Grant Program, Cosco Busan Oil Spill Settlement, and a Bay Area Water Trail grant.
Current Land Use Plan Review
Help us Re-Vision Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline! The Park District is preparing a Land Use Plan Amendment for Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline and we want to hear your ideas!
About The Park
A beautifully landscaped shoreline picnic area, a secluded cove with swimming beach, a fishing pier at a historic site, a hilltop with excellent panoramic views of the north Bay Area, and a model railroad museum - all these attractions are part of 307-acre Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline in Richmond.
The park was named in honor of the late State Senator George Miller, Jr., and for John T. Knox, a Point Richmond resident and former State Assemblyman.
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The park is located on Dornan Drive, south through the automobile tunnel from Garrard Boulevard in Point Richmond.
Learn more about Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline through their Interpretive Panels (PDFs)
The picnic facilities are on a tree-shaded lawn surrounding a saltwater lagoon. Several of the larger picnic sites are reservable for group parties. A mile-long jogging and bicycling trail loops around the lagoon which is home and feeding ground to many waterfowl.
Keller Beach, a gift to the park from the City of Richmond, is at the north end of Miller/Knox. There, visitors can wade and swim in San Francisco Bay. No lifeguards are on duty. Picnic tables and restrooms are nearby.
Ferry Point is at the south end of Miller/Knox. Anglers may have good luck catching starry flounder, perch, sand dab, striped bass, and other Bay fish from the fishing pier located at this historic ferry terminal.
A hike to the top of the nearby grassy hills is rewarded by spectacular views in all directions (hike description, 68 kb pdf). Mount Tamalpais, the San Francisco skyline, Brooks Island, and East Bay hills are all visible on clear days. The prevailing winds make for excellent kite flying.
Dogs must be on-leash (six-foot maximum leash length) in the main part of Miller/Knox - the area west of Dornan Drive. Dogs are not allowed in the lagoon.
Learn about the Ferry Point Loop of the San Francisco Bay Trail encircling Miller/Knox.
Don't miss the Golden State Model Railroad Museum across from the park entrance.
All picnic areas are wheelchair accessible.
From I-580 West in Richmond, exit at Canal Boulevard. Turn left (south) at the light onto Canal Boulevard and proceed for about 0.75 miles to Seacliff Drive. Turn right onto Seacliff Drive and proceed about 1.44 miles (Seacliff Drive becomes Brickyard Cove Road) to Dornan Drive. Turn right onto Dornan Drive. The park entrance is less than 0.5 miles ahead on the left.
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