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. Construction of public access improvements began in Sept. 2015 and is scheduled to be finished by May 2016. This Project includes a staging area with restrooms and motor vehicle parking accessible from the northern end of Goodrick Ave. Leading north over Rheem Creek will be 0.3 miles of new Bay Trail plus a 0.3-mile scenic spur trail enhanced by picnic areas and vista points with benches. The next phase of building another 1.2 miles of Bay Trail into Point Pinole Regional Shoreline (PPRS) is scheduled for completion by May 2017 with a boardwalk along the eastern edge of Giant Marsh reaching the Bay View Trail in the park.
Complementing EBRPD’s Breuner project, 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.
• Atlas Road Entry to Cook’s Point Trail: In Oct. 2015, EBRPD advertised for bids on a $5.6 million project to construct a second entrance to Point Pinole Regional Shoreline (PPRS) from the end of Atlas Road. This Atlas Road entrance project includes a bridge over the UP railroad corridor linking the Bay Trail along Atlas Road with the 4.5 miles of Bay Trail within PPRS. Upon completion, the City of Richmond will own and maintain the bridge with the Bay Trail as a new public road entry to Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. Click Here for more information on this planned second entrance to Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.