Getting the Parks Ready for Summer
A Message from General Manager Robert E. Doyle
July – August 2017
The East Bay is loaded with beautiful places to enjoy outdoors, and the East Bay Regional Park District just added some new amenities we think you'll really like, thanks to voter-approved funding from Measure CC. The $12 annual parcel tax goes a long way to invest in regional trail improvements, fire hazard reduction, shoreline restoration and infrastructure repairs through twenty of the oldest and busiest regional parks in western Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Some newly completed projects include:
- Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, Richmond: Renovation/replacement of 79 family and group picnic tables, barbecues and drinking fountains; addition of four flush restrooms; and accessibility improvements including pathway upgrades and restroom renovations.
- Nearby Richmond Bay Trail: Installation of a one-mile Bay Trail segment around the West County Wastewater District facility, connecting Wildcat Creek Trail to San Pablo Creek and Point Pinole to the Richmond Parkway.
- Roberts Regional Park, Oakland: Renovation of ball-field irrigation and installation of new drinking fountains, picnic tables, barbecues and pathways.
- Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley: Accessibility improvements to the parking area and pathways near the Little Farm and installation of a wheelchair accessible ramp at the Big Leaf picnic area.
- Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, Richmond: Completion of the Dotson Family Marsh restoration as well as new park access entry bridge at Atlas Road.
All told, over $35 million in Regional Park projects have been completed since 2004.
Read more on our website: EBParks.org/CC.
Thanks for your continued support of your Regional Parks. We could not do it without You!