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. To do so, a planning document must be compiled.
A Land Use Plan (LUP) is a long-range planning document that recommends programs for managing and conserving park resources and offers proposals for future recreational use. A Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA) updates a previously prepared Land Use Plan.
The Park District aims to develop a balanced LUP(A) 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.
A LUP(A) is a project that needs to be in compliance of the California Environmental Act (CEQA). An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is an example of 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.
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Land Use Plan Amendment Key Goals
Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA) & Environmental Impact Review EIR Timeline
Download: Notice of Preparation - 2017
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.)
The Concord Hills Land Use Plan community process began in 2017; in October 2019, the Plan and Environmental Impact Report were released to the public. Public adoption hearings at the Park District Board of Directors begins on December 5, 2019, the official comment period ends on December 6, 2019. The adoption and park naming process continues through Spring, 2020.
See the CHRP project webpage for all recent documents—the LUP, the Environmental Impact Report, and more:
For more information, or to receive a printed copy of the Concord LUP, please contact Devan Reiff at (510) 544-2325 or email@example.com
LUPA Key Goals
LUPA and EIR Timeline
2017 - Internal data gathering and planning; botanic and wildlife surveys; a community meeting was held on June 7, 2017.
2019 - CEQA process initiated; release of a Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report; ongoing LUPA preparation.
2020 - Draft LUPA & EIR expected to be completed. LUPA and EIR will be presented to the Board of Directors for approval and certification.
In addition to land use plans, the Park District prepares a range of documents covering District-wide plans, feasibility studies, restoration and resource management plans, and emergency repair projects. The Park 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 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 and 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/.
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.
For more information, please contact Karla Cuero at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view additional project information and updates, please refer to the links below.
In 2014 the Park District, through the Regional Parks Foundation, received its largest ever land donation at Patterson Ranch securing Coyote Hills Regional Park from the threat of urban development and expanded the park by approximately 25 percent. The donation, valued at more than $14 Million, was the result of more than 25 years of negotiations between General Manager Robert E. Doyle and the Patterson family. The Friends of Coyote Hills, Citizens’ Committee to Complete the Refuge, and other local stakeholders were actively involved in opposing multiple residential development proposals at the Patterson Ranch.
Over the past two and half years the Park District has held 9 public meetings including two planning workshops in the City of Fremont to seek input on amending the Coyote Hills Regional Park Land Use Plan. On September 3, 2019 the Board of Directors authorized the certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report, adopted findings pursuant to CEQA, a Statement of Overriding Considerations, and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, and approved the Coyote Hills Regional Park Land Use Plan Amendment. This Land Use Plan Amendment will provide the framework for future park improvements and enhancements to preserve and enhance urban agriculture, develop public access facilities, and preserve and restore more than 230 acres of habitat. Please stay tuned for future project information.
Download: Coyote Hills Regional Park Land Use Plan Amendment - Updated November 2019 (340 pp.)
Download: Final EIR (DEIR, RTC, RESO, MMRP, NOD) - September 4, 2019 (1034 pp.)
Download: Notice of Availability: Coyote Hills Restoration and Public Access Project Draft Environmental Impact Report - Mar. 2019 (2 pp.)
Download: Draft Environmental Impact Report: Coyote Hills Restoration and Public Access Project - Mar. 2019 (508 pp.)
Download:Comments and Responses - July 17, 2019 (486 pp.)
Download:Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP) - August 2019 ( 38 pp.)
Download: Public Outreach and Participation Plan - July 2017 - Revised Feb. 28, 2019 (32 pp.)
Download: Workshop #2 Summary Packet - Nov 13, 2017 (52 pp.)
Download: Workshop #1 Summary Packet (76 pp.)
Download: Board Approved Concept Plan and Site Program - Feb 20, 2018 (4 pp.)
Download: NOP Scoping Meeting Summary Packet - May 31, 2108 (38 pp.)
Download: Brochure - Coyote Hills Restoration and Public Access Project - Oct 2018, (2 pp.)
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 embedded 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.)
East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD), in cooperation with the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Contra Costa County, Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and the City of Brentwood, are interested in determining a preferred alignment and conceptual engineering design, and identifying potential environmental impacts of a proposed 3-mile segment of the Marsh Creek Trail extending from Vineyards Parkway in Brentwood to Round Valley Regional Preserve in Contra Costa County.
The East Bay Regional Park District proposes to fill a gap in the San Francisco Bay Trail (Bay Trail) and make improvements within the existing Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Regional Shoreline. The project includes construction of approximately 2,300 linear feet of a new trail section of the Bay Trail to close the existing southern Bay Trail gap, as well as resurfacing and/or widening of approximately 1,600 feet of existing Bay Trail to the north and south of the gap segment. Improvements include: replacement of the existing two-lane boat launch, shoreline protection, parking lot resurfacing/restriping, and removal of a boat ramp. Construction is expected to begin in April 2021 with a tentative one-year construction timeframe. The project is funded by Measure WW and grants from Alameda County Transportation Commission's Measure BB, Wildlife Conservation Board, and California Natural Resources Agency.
Please see the links to the Notice of Determination, the Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration, and the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project below.
Download: Notice of Determination - May 2020 (1 pg.)
Download: Notice of Intent - Apr 2020 (1 pg.)
Download: MLK Regional Shoreline Bay Trail Gap and Improvements Project: Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration - Apr 2020 (148 pp.)
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.)
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:
Download: Initial Study/Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration - Draft - 2017 (350 pp.)
Download: Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration - 2017 (1 pg.)
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
Download: Biological Resources Assessment
Download: Jurisdictional Wetlands Delineation
Download: Geologic Constraints
In March 2020, the Park District hired Restoration Design Group to take the lead on developing the habitat and public access plan. They will be conducting site surveys, environmental studies, and other background research at the former golf course over the next 18 months. A complete Habitat Restoration and Public Access Plan is expected by late 2021.
Please visit the Roddy Ranch project webpage for background information and a brief history of the site. For more information, please contact Edward Willis, Planner, at email@example.com or (510) 544-2621.
Download: Lone Tree Point Feasibility Site Map (1 pg.)
Download: SF Bay Trail: Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration Public Review Draft (192 pp.)
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
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.
Download: Anthony Chabot Regional Park SSMP - Mar 2019 (37 pp.)
Download: Coyote Hills Regional Park SSMP - Mar 2019 (37 pp.)
Download: Del Valle Regional Park SSMP - Mar 2019 (39 pp.)
Download: Garin Regional Park SSMP - Mar 2019 (38 pp.)
Download: East Bay Regional Park District Resolution No. 2012-6-140 - Jun 2012 (1 pg.)
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 Oakland, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download: Tidewater Day Use Area Public Access Project - June 24, 2019 (2 pp.)
Download: Public Information Meeting #2 Flyer (Bilingual) - April 3, 2018 (2 pp.)
Download: Public Information Meeting #1 Flyer - June 4, 2017 (1 pg.)
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