Jean Sweeney Park

Public tours of the City of Alameda’s newest park, the 21st in the Alameda Recreation and Park Department (ARPD), Jean Sweeney Park, will take place this Saturday and next Thursday. 

  • Aug. 4, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.    Enjoy a Saturday morning walk in the park.
  • Aug. 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening walk in the park. Prepare for cool weather.

Tours gather at the park entrance on Sherman Street. Both tours will explore how the construction is progressing toward an October or November opening.   


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 Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Fund is managing the Jean Sweeney Park bench donation project for the Alameda Recreation & Parks Department. Two bench styles are available to choose from. Donors can add a commemorative plaque to donated benches. 

Information about the bench project is available at Prospective donors can download application forms from the website. Each bench donation is tax deductible as a donation to the park. 


Renovation and development of several parks, such as the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park, will soon begin to share the spotlight with housing developments. Located at the former Alameda Belt Line rail yard between Constitution Way, Atlantic Avenue and Sherman Street, Jean Sweeney Open Space Park’s topography is unique among Alameda’s parks as a large open space within an urban environment. Estimated to cover 27 acres, this park will be the largest in Alameda.

The Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Committee announced its new website last week: Designed to display information about the park, the site includes information on the several topics.

n About Jean Sweeney: The site features an audio recording of Jean talking about her experience over the 10 years she, her husband Jim and community members worked to secure the 22-acre park that is named in her honor.