Giant Dirt Pile Update: McLaughlin Eastshore State Park


In 2016 the East Bay Regional Park District renovated a portion of McLaughlin Eastshore State Park in Berkeley that included the clean-up and grading of the Brickyard site, located between the Seabreeze Market and Brickyard Cove. Walking trails, a picnic area, restrooms and native-species plantings are part of the final park improvements.

The East Bay Regional Park District is in the process of contracting with a landscape architectural consultant to prepare construction plans for development. Construction documents would then go out for competitive bidding to select a contractor. Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2018, and complete in winter 2018-19. In the interim the Brickyard site continues to remain closed for shoreline restoration activities and vegetation establishment for site stabilization.

McLaughlin Eastshore State Park is an 1,854-acre, 8.5-mile-long park stretching from the Bay Bridge to Richmond. Named after Sylvia McLaughlin, a founder of Save the Bay, the park attracts thousands of visitors annually. The East Bay Regional Park District manages the park on behalf of the California State Parks department.

 > Original Press Release - February 22, 2016

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 120,931 acres in 65 parks including over 1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature learning.

Marvin Yee
(510) 544-2316