On Saturday, April 22, 2017 the East Bay Regional Park District dedicated two important completed projects at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in Richmond, California. Together the projects represent the largest park investment in EBRPD history, totaling over $46 million.
The Atlas Road Bridge provides a new main entrance and staging area to Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. The bridge serves as both a vehicle and ADA-compliant pedestrian bridge. It also connects to the San Francisco Bay Trail. The completion of the new bridge is part of a multi-phase project that will eventually lead to additional picnic areas, a new playground and the route to a new interpretive center for the park.
Meanwhile at the same park, the newly renamed Dotson Family Marsh boasts an extensive habitat restoration and public access project. The 150-acre site has undergone an extensive $14 million habitat restoration and public access project funded by more than 10 agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the East Bay Regional Park District through local bond Measures CC and WW.
Read details about the projects and their funding.
The dedication events were attended by EBRPD Board member Whitney Dotson and his family, after whom the marsh was renamed, in honor of their decades of environmental advocacy along the Richmond shoreline. Other special guests included Assembly member Nancy Skinner (Ca. Senate District 9), Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors member John Gioia, Richmond City Council and EBRPD Board members.