Estuary, Bay Paths under Study


City Councilmember Frank Matarrese is reporting that the city has contracted with landscape architectural firm, Design Workshop (DW) to conduct a feasibility study for six East End paths that lead to the Oakland Estuary and to San Leandro Bay — three are on the east side of Fernside Boulevard between High Street and Thompson Avenue and three further south along East Shore Drive. 

“DW has expertise in conducting feasibility studies and master plans for trails, recreational areas and waterfront facilities,” stated Matarrese on his blog

DW expects to provide the city with a completed report by end of May. “The report will include recreational options for each of the six East End walkways and associated cost estimates,” stated Matarrese. 

Once DW has completed its report, the Alameda Park & Recreation Department will present the findings to the public at community input meetings over the summer. The department will then compile information from the public to bring a draft recommendation to the Recreation and Parks Commission in the fall.