Gateway Park
An East Bay Park in Development

Gateway Park SiteLocated at the foot of the new east span of the Bay Bridge on former Oakland Army Base land, this shoreline park is being planned as a green gateway to the east bay. Featuring spectacular shoreline views of San Francisco, the park will be the jumping-off point for the Bay Trail to join the bike path on the new bridge, crossing to Treasure Island. The park site is also the location where the east bay’s historic Key System trolley line met the San Francisco ferries to cross the bay. Interpretive features are envisioned to commemorate this transportation node, including the history of the old and new Bay Bridges.

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More Information

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Press: Big ideas sought for Oakland Bay Bridge park  March 1, 2010, San Francisco Chronicle

Status

Land has been acquired from the Oakland Army Base through the National Park Service and Bay Conservation and Development Commission. The park is in early planning stages, with completion anticipated in time for the Bay Bridge inauguration.

Planning is being organized by the Gateway Park Working Group, a consortium of nine agencies working together.  Participating agencies include the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), Caltrans, Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), California Transportation Commission (CTC), East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD), City of Oakland, Port of Oakland, East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) and Association of Bay Area Governments’ (ABAG’s) Bay Trail Project. 

The first Gateway Park public workshop was held February 25, 2010, and was devoted to public information and input about the park concept. A second session was held June 2, 2010.  The Project Concept Report was completed in 2012.  Design refinement is continuing and public scoping workshops are planned for 2013.  Workshop details are available at the Gateway Park web site.

Funding

East Bay Regional Park District Measure WW bond funds: $5.4 million, additional funding being sought through other sources, including $1.1 million from the Coastal Conservancy's BCDC mitigation account.

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