About 75 people attended the first public tours of the City of Alameda’s newest park, the 21st in the Alameda Recreation and Park Department (ARPD), Jean Sweeney Park, last Saturday. Another tour is set for today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Tours gather at the park entrance on Sherman Street. Both tours explore how the construction is progressing. The park is expected to officially open in October or November. Recreation and Parks Director, Amy Wooldridge, leads the tours and share points of interest.
A loud explosion startled many West Enders on Monday afternoon. According to the Alameda Police Department (APD), about 2 p.m. dispatch received a report that the crew working on the Cross Alameda Trail at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park discovered an apparent explosive device.
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.
The City of Alameda has unveiled its Homeless Action Plan to help accommodate the homeless encampment population at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park during its planned construction.
The particulars of the plan were mapped out in the city’s Addressing Homelessness in Alameda report. The plan, which is already underway, includes an initial survey assessment and posting of park timeline notices, both of which has already been completed.
The City of Alameda is working collaboratively with Alameda Point Collaborative, Operation Dignity and the Social Services Human Resources Board (SSHRB) to develop and implement a plan to prevent increased homeless encampments in the city.
Homeless encampments in Alameda and across the entire Bay Area region have grown in recent months. With the construction of Jean Sweeney Open Space Park anticipated to begin the city is trying to create a compassionate plan of action to help those displaced by the construction.
Last Thursday, members of the Recreation and Park Commission took a tour of five current and upcoming park projects: Jean Sweeney Open Space Park, Encinal Boat Launch Facility, the Alameda Point Sports Project, Krusi Park and Estuary Park.