Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Construction Underway


Construction of the Cross Alameda Trail, through Jean Sweeney Open Space Park began July 12. Officers at Alameda Police Department (APD) started enforcing the trespassing ordinance at the property Monday, July 10. 

According to city officials, both APD’s homeless outreach team and case workers from Operation Diginity, a non-profit organization that has been providing case management, helped relocate each homeless person and provided them with free storage space for personal belongings. The city budget for the fiscal year includes $120,000 to help additional homeless relocate. 

The second phase of construction should begin this fall and is expected to be completed in early summer 2018. Construction will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and occasionally on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.