Alameda Walks – 2017 Schedule

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Alameda Walks – 2017 Schedule

 

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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.

 

 

Dennis Evanosky and Eric Kos editors of the Alameda Sun photo by Evelyn Kennedy

 

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.

 

Octopus at the Sand Castle contest at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda photo by evelyn kennedy

 

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

 

Bay Farm Lagoon in Alameda photo by evelyn kennedy

 

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.

 

Alameda City Hall West on Alameda Point photo by evelyn kennedy

 

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

 

I write about events and things to do in Alameda weekly.  “Things to do in Alameda” is all about events for the whole family to enjoy in Alameda.  If you like what you see here, please come back for more or visit me on Living in Alameda Facebook page.

 

 

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