On Tuesday, Sept. 13, city leaders gathered to break ground at Estuary Park, eight acres of land that will become a sports haven on the city’s West End. This project includes a youth baseball field, a synthetic regulation-size athletic field, as well as restrooms, a concession building and group picnic areas.
Members of the City Council and interested community members braved strong winds and torrential downpours to get a first-hand look at what the future holds for the city’s northern waterfront. The caravan-style tour wended its way to Alameda Marina, Encinal Terminal, Alameda Landing and North Housing at Estuary Park.
The Alameda Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD) held a grand opening ceremony for the new Estuary Park last Saturday, Jan. 20.
The eight-acre park is located at 200 Mosley St. on the estuary side just east of Alameda Point and the Main Street Ferry Terminal. The park is built on land that was conveyed from the Navy to the City of Alameda in 2009.
Several Alameda dignitaries spoke at the event including Mayor Trish Spencer, Alameda Little League Board President Ron Matthews and ARPD director Amy Wooldridge. Also in attendance was Stomper, the Oakland A’s mascot.