Park District Expanding SF Bay Trail Connection in Rodeo


In Rodeo, along the San Pablo Shoreline, lies the little-known Lone Tree Point, a small beach and shoreline access point named after – you guessed it – a large lone tree along the shoreline. Lone Tree Point is owned by the Park District and currently under construction for major public access upgrades, including additional parking, a restroom, picnic area improvements, and a new half-mile SF Bay Trail extension with a 200-foot bridge structure over protected riparian habitat.

The half-mile Bay Trail segment is an important step toward creating an eventual 30-mile continuous segment from Rodeo to Oakland. After the Lone Tree Point extension is complete, only two gaps will remain – one near the Hercules Intermodal Transit Station and the other between Point Pinole and Wilson Point.

The Lone Tree Point project costs $3.9 million and received funding from the Park District’s Measure WW, San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority’s Measure AA, California Coastal Conservancy Bay Trail Funds, California Transportation Fund for Clean Air, California Urban Greening-Cap & Trade Funds, and Contra Costa County Transportation Authority Measure J grant funds.

The project is due to be completed in early summer 2021.

Jen Vanya, Public Information Specialist