The East Bay Regional Park District invites the public to review alternative design concepts for the future regional park to be located within the former Concord Naval Weapons Station. This is the second in a series of meetings dedicated to Concord Hills Regional Park Land Use Plan, and an opportunity to share ideas and preferences for the future park. The meeting will be held at the Concord Senior Center at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19.
Concord Hills Regional Park is the working name for the future world-class regional park that will provide a full range of trail opportunities, wildlife preservation and environmental and historic interpretation -including a partnership with the National Park Service to develop a joint visitor center highlighting the history of the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial.
The future regional park is part of the much larger Concord Reuse Project that will develop over 12,000 new homes on the 5,028-acre site. The U.S. Navy will transfer 2,453 acres for the future park through a public conveyance process as early as next year.
“The project will be a model for balancing the Bay Area’s need for housing while preserving our most sensitive resources,” said Park District Principal Planner Brian Holt. “The park will provide access to the outdoor experiences that make this such a special place to live.”
Park features may include both paved and unpaved trails, picnic areas, an education center and extensive habitat restoration.
Park District staff and consultants expect to present the preferred design option to the Park District’s Board of Directors by early next year. Once a design is approved, the next step will be an environmental impact report.
The public may learn more by attending the meeting, or visiting www.ebparks.org/cnws. Detailed information about the land use plan and process are available online; and the public may fill out an online survey.
Concord Hills Regional Park Land Use Plan
Public Meeting #2: Design Concepts Review
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Concord Senior Center
2727 Parkside Circle
Concord, CA 94519
For the Concord Reuse Project see www.concordreuseproject.org
The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties east of San Francisco Bay, established in 1934. The system comprises 119,000 acres in 65 parks including over 1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature learning.
View from Los Medanos Ridge south to Mount Diablo. Photo: Steven Joseph.
View from south of Bailey Road, looking north towards Carquinez Strait. Photo: Steven Joseph.