The Bay Trail in Richmond is enriched by a wonderful variety of exhibit panels and sculptures telling fascinating stories about the varied history of Richmond’s shoreline and interpreting its tidal wetlands, wildlife and offshore islands.

As one Bay Trail user emailed TRAC:
“The panels add important value to the experience of people who use the Bay Trail and shoreline parks. I notice a lot of people looking at them. Plus, I enjoy them myself, even though I’ve been around here for a long time. The panels help put the whole shoreline experience and our area into a context the users would probably never know about otherwise.”

Explore the following sections of the Bay Trail to learn about the rich cultural and natural history of Richmond’s shoreline.

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline: Exhibits describe 80 years of explosives manufacturing history and current habitats. Note:Point Pinole Regional Shoreline is part of the East Bay Regional Park District

Graphic Design by Doyle Wegner, with text by Dave Zuckermann, East Bay Regional Park District

Landfill Loop Trail: 10 diverse exhibits about tidal wetlands, wildlife and operations at the former landfill.

Graphic Design by Jan Brown of Spokewise with text by Donald Bastin

Graphic Design by Bette Tarr of Tarrafirma with text by Donald Bastin and Fraser Felter

Ferry Point Loop: Six exhibit panels in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline between Ferry Point tunnel and Ferry Point itself plus Eight panels along Seacliff Drive and Brickyard Cove Road Bay Trail interpret a wide variety of cultural and natural history topics

Graphic Design by Bette Tarr of Tarrafirma with text by Donald Bastin and Fraser Felter

Marina Bay: As part of the Rosie The Riveter/WW II Home Front National Historical Park, there are eight sculptural historical markers plus landscape-scale sculptural exhibits along the Bay Trail and within four shoreline parks telling fascinating stories of the WW II Home Front ship building effort and the resulting transformation of Richmond’s shoreline and culture.

Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline: Engaging exhibits interpret this historic site from Rancho San Pablo to the year 1900 when the first Santa Fe train arrived from Chicago with passengers and freight cars transferred onto ferries and barges for transport to San Francisco, the Bay Area’s first multi-modal transit center.

Graphic Design by Bette Tarr of Tarrafirma with text by Donald Bastin and Fraser Felter

McLaughlin Eastshore State Park — Marina Bay to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline: Exhibit panels describe tidal marsh wildlife and Ohlone Indian life.

Interpretive exhibits originally Designed by Leslie Stone.
Design modification and new illustrations by Doyle Wegner, Exhibit Design, EBRPD