City of Richmond has completed a Class I (off road) Bay Trail
parallel to the Richmond Parkway from Cutting Blvd. near
Point Richmond to Goodrick Ave. south of Point Pinole. This
provides access to the Wildcat Creek Regional Trail connecting
with the Wildcat
Marsh & Landfill Loop Trails.
Four Miles of Gaps To Close.
Four miles of Bay Trail gaps remain on the north shoreline
as follows referring to the inset map beginning in the south
and working north:
- Parkway/Wildcat Marsh Trail 0.3
- Parkway/Goodrick Ave.
- Goodrick Ave. 0.4
- Goodrick Ave./Bay View Trail 1.5
- Atlas Rd./Cook’s
Point Trail 0.23
- Atlas Rd./Richmond border 1.3
- Subtotal 4.03
Ave. to Bay View Trail: EBRPD completed the massive grading phase for the 150-acre Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project in late 2014. On August 11, 2015, EBRPD's Board of Directors voted to award a $1.5 million contract to begin constructing the Phase 2 public access portion of the project.
CLICK HERE to view the public access plan, which includes a staging area with 27 motor vehicle parking spaces and restrooms accessible from the northern end of Goodrick Ave. Leading north from the staging area over Rheem Creek, Phase 2 will include 0.3 miles of new Bay Trail with a 0.3-mile scenic spur trail enhanced by picnic areas and vista points with park benches. Construction of Phase 2 is expected to be completed by February 2016.
Phase 3 will begin next year to complete the Bay Trail link with Point Pinole Regional Shoreline by building another 1.2 miles of Bay Trail via a boardwalk along the eastern edge of Giant Marsh to reach the Bay View Trail in the park. On April 6, 2015, the City of Richmond authorized retaining BKF Engineers to provide design and environmental services to make shovel ready for construction a 0.4-mile Class I trail along Goodrick Ave. to connect the Breuner Marsh Trail with the Class I Bay Trail parallel to the Richmond Parkway.
Breuner Marsh Restoration & Public Access Project after Completion of Grading Phase;
Aerial drone photo looking north by Sidney Temple of Questa Engineering.