A Waterfront Park Celebrating the Bay…
At the Foot of the New Bay Bridge East Span
Recent Project Milestones
- July 19, 2018 - San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) approved a permit for the public access platform
- July 23, 2018 - Construction began for the public access platform
- July 25, 2018 - Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) Full Authority approved and certified the Gateway Park Final EIR
- Park Naming - EBRPD is currently undergoing a naming process for the park, which has a working title of East Bay Gateway Regional Shoreline
- Concessionaire for Bridge Yard Building - Request for Proposal submissions are currently under review by a selection committee
- Construction of the public access platform began on July 23, 2018 - Anticipated completion by Summer 2019
- Anticipated interim park opening - Fall 2019
Presentations and Reports
Bridge Yard Building Potential Uses
The newly-renovated Bridge Yard Building, previously known as the Interurban Electric Railway Bridge Yard Shop (IERBYS) Building, is a 24,000-square foot, 1930s-era industrial building that will serve as the recreational anchor for the park, with interpretive and recreational programming, concessionaires (food/dining), equipment rental, etc.), and event space.
In the News
- ABC7 News - “Over It: Public Piers Replace Old Bay Bridge Pilings”, July 25, 2018
- StreetsblogSF - “Turning the Remnants of the Old Bay Bridge into a Beautiful Park”, May 18, 2018
- KQED - “Caltrans Gets Green Light, and $52 Million, to Turn Bay Bridge Piers into Parks”, March 27, 2018
- Mercury News - “Old Bay Bridge Piers to be Reused as Public Boardwalk, Vista points”, January 25, 2018
- East Bay Times - “New Park Promising Stunning Bay Views Takes Big Step Forward”, December 15, 2017
Gateway Park Working Group
The Gateway Park Working Group was formed to advance and manage the Gateway Park planning effort and the preparation of the Gateway Park Project Concept Report. The formation of the Gateway Park Working Group enables a collaborative and comprehensive approach to development of a site, which includes several property owners with a number of ongoing plans, regulations and permitting requirements and multiple-use requirements. The Gateway Park Working Group consists of the Association of Bay Area Governments, Bay Conservation and Development Commission, CalTrans, California Transportation Commission, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Port of Oakland, the City of Oakland, the Bay Area Toll Authority, and the East Bay Regional Park District.
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