City Receives First Grant for Sweeney Open Space Park

The City of Alameda announced Monday that it has received its first grant for development of the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. The grant will provide a plan for environmental investigation, which is the first step in making the open space available for public use. A second grant received will fund 0.4 miles of paths, way-finding signs, trees, and a bio swale for a section of the Belt Line's Cross Alameda Trail.

The Targeted Site Investigation grant of $60,000 from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control will be used to create a work plan for environmental investigation at the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. The resulting report will guide the park's development.

The Alameda County Transportation Commission awarded the second grant of $792,608 from Measure B/Vehicle Registration Fee Bike/Pedestrian Funds. The City's required matching amount of $200,000 comes from Citywide Development Fees for a total award of $992,608. These funds will be used for the design and construction of a section of the Beltline's Cross Alameda Trail which runs along Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway between Poggi and Webster streets.

For more information, contact Recreation and Park Director Amy Wooldridge at 747-7570 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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