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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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 additional information, please see the Master Plan page.
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 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.
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
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 Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA) and Final Program Environmental Impact Report (FPEIR) are available below, and following are public meetings.
Board Executive Committee Meeting: The Miller/Knox LUPA will be presented at the Board Executive Committee meeting on February 7, 2019. Board Executive Committee meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. and are held at the Park District’s administrative office located at 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland.
Park Advisory Committee Meeting: The Miller/Knox LUPA will be presented at the February 25, 2019, Park Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting. PAC meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the Park District’s administrative office located at 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland.
Board of Directors Meeting: A public hearing by the Park District’s Board of Directors to certify the EIR and adopt the LUPA was held on March 19, 2019.
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.
Download: LUPA Corrected - Revised, March 11, 2019 (168 pp.)
Download: FPEIR - 2019 (118 pp.)
Download: FPEIR Appendices - 2019 (322 pp.)
Download: LUPA - 2019 (167 pp.)
Download: LUPA Appendices - 2019 (192 pp.)
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.)
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.
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.
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/.
Download: Construction Update & FAQs - December 2018 (4 pp.)
Download: Albany Beach Project Flyer/Construction Update - November 2018 (2 pp.)
Download: Board Presentation of Project - July 2018 (30 pp.)
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 email@example.com. To view additional project information and updates, please refer to the links below.
Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline Land Use Plan Amendment - Nov 1999 (81 pp.)
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 the Concord Naval Weapons Station project
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 more than 6 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 February 20, 2018 the Board of Directors approved a conceptual site plan and site program developed through this planning process and initiated the preparation of a Land Use Plan Amendment and analysis of its environmental effects in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Land Use Plan Amendment will provide the framework for future park improvements and enhancements to preserve and enhance urban agriculture, develop public access facilities including parking, restrooms, wildlife viewing platforms and up to 5 miles of trail while preserving and restoring more than 230 acres of habitat. To be added to the project mailing list, please contact Karla Cuero at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Update: Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report and the Park District’s responses are now available for download – see the link below. The following public meetings are tentatively scheduled for the project:
Download: Comments and Responses (CEQA FEIR) - July 17, 2019 (486 pp.)
Download: Coyote Hills Regional Park Land Use Plan Amendment - Updated June 2019 (334 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: 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 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.)
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.)
Download: HASPA Sea Level Study: Version 15B - 2010 (95 pp.)
Download: Lone Tree Point Feasibility Site Map (1 pg.)
Download: SF Bay Trail: Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration Public Review Draft (192 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.
On Wednesday August 14, 2019, from 7pm to 9pm, the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) will hold the second of three public meetings to discuss project objectives, issues and challenges, and alignment options for public review and comment at the Brentwood Community Center, Hall B, 35 Oak St., Brentwood, CA 94513.
Download: Narrow Natural Surface Trails: Managing Multiple Use - 2011 (46 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 Draft
Download: Biological Resources Assessment
Download: Jurisdictional Wetlands Delineation
Download: Geologic Constraints
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: email@example.com.
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.)
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.
If you have comments or questions, please contact Brian Holt, firstname.lastname@example.org