Coyote Hills Restoration and Public Access Project

East Bay Regional Park District
Planning/Design
Photo of Coyote Hills
Grant Amount:

$450,000

Location:

Coyote Hills Regional Park, City of Fremont, Alameda County, East Bay Region

Project Phases Funded by this Grant:

Planning/ Design

Measure AA Program Category:

Safe, Clean Water and Pollution Prevention Program; Vital Fish, Bird and Wildlife Habitat Program; Shoreline Public Access Program

Summary:

This project will prepare final designs and permit applications for development of a 306-acre eastward expansion to nearly double the size of Coyote Hills Regional Park. Pre-construction land management activities and ecology studies will also be conducted. 

Coyote Hills Regional Park is one of the few places left around the Bay with natural transitions between diverse habitats, such as open water, salt marsh, brackish, fresh and seasonal marshes, grasslands, and upland riparian, willow, and oak forests. This rare combination of habitats provides valuable wildlife habitat and unique recreational opportunities for Bay Area residents.

The project will plan for improvements including:

  • Restoration of rare high value habitat along the Bay margin;
  • A safe and welcoming access way for pedestrians, bikes and cars along Paseo Padre Parkway;
  • Public access features including a parking lot, restrooms, picnic area, interpretive exhibits, 4.5 miles of trail and wildlife overlooks;
  • Trail linkages to the regional San Francisco Bay Trail and Alameda Creek Trail;
  • Retention of an organic farm that will present educational opportunities for the public;
  • Locating and destroying historic wells that pose a risk for groundwater contamination.
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