City Seeks Help Naming Parks
City Seeks Help Naming Parks
The City of Alameda has four new parks that just opened or are opening to the public in 2022 and 2023. They are:
· Alameda Point Waterfront Park
· Alameda Marina Park
· Alameda Landing Waterfront Park
· Alameda Point Neighborhood Park
On its website, the city is soliciting ideas for naming these parks. They are primarily looking for inclusive names that represent the diversity of the island city.
Alameda Point Waterfront Park
The Alameda Point Waterfront Park is at the turn of Ferry Point. It boasts views of Seaplane Lagoon naval ships, including the U.S.S. Hornet, and the San Francisco Bay. It sits across from the Alameda Naval Air Museum. It is the first of multiple phases that will build out the northern edge of Seaplane Lagoon as a waterfront promenade, with the western edge being De-Pave Park, an ecological nature park.
The site is a concrete promenade along the water’s edge with three tiers of landscaping and seating. The top area includes picnic areas, public art, grass areas, and a synthetic turf lawn for classes and play. The tiered design works with sea-level rise; the lower promenade will flood as the ocean rises.
Alameda Marina Park
The Alameda Marina Park is on the Alameda/Oakland Estuary between Grand and Willow streets along the Northern Waterfront. The park includes the San Francisco Bay Trail, lawn, waterfront promenade, seating and picnic areas, and a long floating dock to launch, store and instruct on non-motorized watercraft such as kayaks, small sailboats and paddleboards.
The Alameda Landing Waterfront Park
The Alameda Landing Waterfront Park is located at the end of Fifth Street, off Mitchell Avenue on the estuary. It has the unique feature of being mostly on a pier. It includes a playground with a ship theme, group picnic area, chess and corn hole games, fish cleaning station, dock for non-motorized watercraft and a water taxi shuttle, large open concrete area for events, fitness equipment, connection with the San Francisco Bay Trail, and seating along the public water promenade.
This park will serve residents of new and existing homes in Alameda Landing and connects the San Francisco Bay Trail to Estuary Park.
Alameda Point Neighborhood Park
The Alameda Point Neighborhood Park is on Coronado Avenues and spans three blocks between Ardent Way and Main Street. Park amenities include a playground, group picnic area, seating, lawn, basketball court, corn hole, and fitness equipment. The playground has an aquatic theme, including a large whale playground structure and a pirate ship. The inspiration for this whale is Allie, a humpback whale that spent time in Seaplane Lagoon in the summer of 2019.
How to Suggest Names
To see more pictures, view the naming criteria for each park, and submit park name ideas, go to the City of Alameda’s main web page, and click on the park naming survey link: https://www.alamedaca.gov/Home.