Jean Sweeney Open Space Park

Mark Brueckman &nbsp&nbsp Left, Jim Sweeney, husband of the late Jean Sweeney, namesake of Alameda’s newest park, addresses the crowd at the first public tour of the park. Amy Wooldridge stands behind Jim.

Public Explores Sweeney Park

Aug 07,2018

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. 

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Vandalism at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park

Sep 09,2022

On Friday, Sept. 3rd, the Monarch Butterfly Garden in the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park was hit by someone who decided to destroy the netting and bracing that was protecting the newly planted milkweed plants.

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Patricia Bowen &nbsp Relay for Life Alameda participants walk the trek at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park on Saturday, July 23.

Relay for Life Alameda Exceeds Fundraising Goals

Jul 31,2022

The annual cancer research fundraiser, Relay for Life, held its Alameda event Saturday, July 23 from 1 to 10 p.m. at Jean Sweeney Park. The event was sponsored by the American Red Cross of Alameda County. Proceeds from the event benefit American Cancer Society (ACS).

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Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp A drone photo of Jean Sweeney Open Space Park

Sweeney Park Opening Scheduled

Nov 15,2018

The City of Alameda announced it will celebrate the grand opening of its newest park, Jean Sweeney Open Space Park, on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. The event takes place at the east entrance of the park at Atlantic Avenue and Sherman Street.

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Bomb Squad Called to Park

Aug 01,2017


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.

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Homeless Meeting

Sep 22,2016


The city of Alameda is holding a special public meeting to discuss the action plan aimed to mitigate the increased number of homeless encampments in the city. 

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