Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline

Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline Project


A Waterfront Park Celebrating the Bay…
At the Foot of the New Bay Bridge East Span

Watch the Virtual Dedication of Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline on Oct. 21, 2020.
Read Press Release: Park District Opens New Shoreline Park at Eastern Touchdown of Bay Bridge

Site Description

Recent Project Milestones

  • July 19, 2018 - San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) approved a permit for the public access platform
  • July 23, 2018 - Construction began for the public access platform
  • July 25, 2018 - Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) Full Authority approved and certified the Gateway Park Final EIR

Project Updates

  • Park Naming - On March 19, 2019, Board of Directors authorized the naming of Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline, per Resolution No. 2019-03-055.
  • Concessionaire for Bridge Yard Building - Request for Proposal submissions are currently under review by a selection committee
  • Construction of the public access platform began on July 23, 2018 - Anticipated completion by Summer 2019
  • Anticipated interim park opening - Fall 2019

Bridge Yard Building Potential Uses

The newly-renovated Bridge Yard Building, previously known as the Interurban Electric Railway Bridge Yard Shop (IERBYS) Building, is a 24,000-square foot, 1930s-era industrial building that will serve as the recreational anchor for the park, with interpretive and recreational programming, concessionaires (food/dining), equipment rental, etc.), and event space.

In the News

Gateway Park Working Group

The Gateway Park Working Group was formed to advance and manage the Gateway Park planning effort and the preparation of the Gateway Park Project Concept Report. The formation of the Gateway Park Working Group enables a collaborative and comprehensive approach to development of a site, which includes several property owners with a number of ongoing plans, regulations and permitting requirements and multiple-use requirements. The Gateway Park Working Group consists of the Association of Bay Area Governments, Bay Conservation and Development Commission, CalTrans, California Transportation Commission, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Port of Oakland, the City of Oakland, the Bay Area Toll Authority, and the East Bay Regional Park District.

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Project Resources

Presentations and Reports


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