A brand new park is being created at the Oakland end of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Its working title is Gateway Park.
When completed, the project will open some 45 acres of parkland along the waterfront near the eastern end of the new Bay Bridge East Span in Oakland.
The park will provide a distinct entryway to the East Bay that connects to the bicycle/pedestrian path on the bridge, and will open safe, multimodal public access to the shoreline, with its amazing vistas of the bay and the new bridge.
Gateway Park will highlight the industry, infrastructure and ecology that have shaped the history of this spectacular stretch of shoreline.
A Final Environment Impact Report (FEIR) for the Gateway Park project, which includes responses to comments received on the Draft EIR, has been prepared and is available at the link below. Approval and certification of the FEIR is slated for July, 2018.
- Gateway Park Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) – Vol. 1: Comments and Responses
- Gateway Park Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) – Vol. 2: Revised Draft EIR
- Gateway Park Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) – Vol. 3: Appendices
- Gateway Park Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
The Gateway Park Working Group is made up of public agencies that include:
- Association of Bay Area Governments
- California Transportation Commission
- East Bay Municipal Utilities District
- East Bay Regional Park District
- City of Oakland
- Port of Oakland
- San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
Due to funding constraints and the varying timelines for the availability of different sections of land, Gateway Park likely will be developed in phases.
Portions will open to the public as they are completed, with remaining segments constructed as funding allows and as land becomes available. The project could include private sector and philanthropic participation.