Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Watch General Manager Robert Doyle and EBRPD Board of Directors in a video celebrating the opening of this new 45-acre regional shoreline park.
The new shoreline park, named Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline after East Bay civic and environmental leader and former Park District Board member John Sutter, is located at the eastern touchdown of the Bay Bridge and provides spectacular views of the entire bay and new eastern Bay Bridge span. The new park includes the historic and newly-renovated 24,000-square foot Bridge Yard building available for future public events, a walking trail to the recently constructed 600-foot observation pier with views of the bay, and improved parking and bike and pedestrian access to the Alex Zuckermann Bay Bridge Trail from the eastern touchdown of the bridge to Treasure Island.
The forming of the Gateway Park Working Group enabled a collaborative and comprehensive approach to development of this site, which included several property owners with a number of ongoing plans, regulations and permitting requirements and multiple-use requirements.
Thank you to the Association of Bay Area Governments, Bay Conservation and Development Commission, CalTrans, California Transportation Commission, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Port of Oakland, the City of Oakland, the Bay Area Toll Authority, and the East Bay Regional Park District.