Sweeney Open Space Plan Now Available

City of Alameda

The Recreation and Park Department will present the plan for Jean Sweeney Open Space at a round of meetings through Dec. 9.

The Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Draft Master Plan is now available for public review. The draft conceptual design and a background report outlining the design strategies are online at http://alamedaca.gov/recreation/projects/sweeney-open-space-park-sweeneypark.

"This is an exciting project and an amazing recreation opportunity," stated Amy Wooldridge Alameda Recreation and Parks director, in a press release. She pointed out that the project is unfunded and its development depends on securing grants and donations.

The city will present the design at four meetings:

• 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, to the Youth Advisory Commission

• 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, to the Recreation and Park Commission

• 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, to the Transportation Commission

• 7 p.m., Monday Dec. 9, to the Planning Board.

"We especially encourage everyone to attend the Recreation and Park Commission meeting," Wooldridge said. That meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.

Residents can email comments about the plan to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



0 #1 Aaron Thies 2013-11-12 19:59
I've been leading a community effort to guide the Rec & Park's planning for the Jean Sweeney Open Space in regards to the trails planning and proposed biking features.
There is one important error in the Rec & Park's draft plan that I wanted to correct. The designer has incorrectly labeled the pump track as a "BMX Bike Park". In fact, this facility will NOT be a BMX park, rather it is intended to be a "pump track". A pump track is a small scale closed course (less than 15,000 square feet in size) that uses "rollers" (trail undulations) and "berms" (banked turns) to provide place for people of all ages to practice and learn advanced biking skills in a safe environment. A pump track is NOT a racing course and does NOT include jumps. Most pump tracks include a course for more advanced riders ages 5+, along with a small beginner course suitable for kids ages 2-5.

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