Alameda Walks – 2017 Schedule
The Alameda Recreation and Parks Department sponsors Alameda Walks, a program started in 2003. The program was initially a collaboration of the Alameda Recreation and Park Department, Pedestrian Friendly Alameda and Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth & Families. According to Patrick Russi, Recreation Supervisor, Alameda Recreation & Parks, the goal was to get people out of their homes on Saturday mornings for a little exercise and a chance learn a little about the city of Alameda. Patrick also notes that while ARPD loves the furry pets, they prefer that they wait for you at home.
Alameda Walks are held the first 2 Saturdays of each month from May to August. The walks are usually an hour long and are easy unless otherwise noted. Some are architectural walks and others feature interesting sites in Alameda. Its a great way to learn about Alameda's neighborhoods and to enjoy a pleasant walk. The walks average 25 people, but some walks featuring guest speakers have had more than 75 walkers.
May 6 Coast Guard Island *UPDATED*
Meet at the Federal Credit Union parking lot across the Coast Guard Island Bridge just before the Guard sack. This will be a guided tour by the United States Coast Guard. All Participants must bring a photo identification card with them to gain access to the CGI. Pre-registration form must be delivered to the ARPD by April 27. This walk is full.
May 13 Park Street Spring Festival and Walk Meet at Jackson Park, 2430 Encinal Avenue. Walkers will examine the business center and areas near downtown. Dennis Evanosky and Eric Kos will lead the walk. Note: walk lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes.
June 3 Longfellow to Ballena Isle Walk
Meet at Longfellow Education Center, 500 Pacific Avenue. Parking lot entrance is on Lincoln Avenue. The walk will explore the west end neighborhoods and walk out on Ballena Bay Isle with great views of San Francisco skyline.
June 10 Webster Street/Crab Cove/Sand Castle Contest
Meet at the tennis courts, Lower Washington Park, entrance on 8th Street. The walk will end with the opportunity to check out the building of the sand castle and sculptured and to celebrate the 51st Anniversary of the Contest.
July 2 Shoreline to Doolittle Pond Walk
Meet at intersection of Park Street and Shoreline Drive across the street from Sushi House. The walk will explore te shore line of South Shore, cross overt the Bay Farm Bridge and walk will be led by East Bay Regional District Naturalist Michael Charnofsky. Note: walk lasts 1 hour 20 minutes
July 8 Bay Farm Lagoons & Cowan Memorial Walk *NEW*
Meet at Leydecker Park, 3225 Mecartney Road. This walk will explore history of Bay Farm, Egrets, Mecartney & Cowan and more. Check out new Bay Farm History Book. Dennis Evanosky and Eric Kos will lead this walk. Note: Walk last 1 hour and 15 minutes
August 5 Rittler Park and South Shore Walk
Meet at Rittler Park, Grand and Otis Drive, The walk will cover the south shore area and shopping center and the shoreline with stunning views of the Bay.
August 12 Alameda Point North
Meet City Hall West, 950 West Mall Square facing the main gate entrance of Alameda Point. The walk will explore Airports, Clippers, the Mole and much more. Note: Walk last 1 hour and 15 minutes
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