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The Jean Sweeney Open Space Park now has a Facebook page!

Alameda Open Space has a Facebook page, which will be dedicated to its history, as well as its emerging future. Stay involved!

April 14, 2018 - Rosemary McNally Memorial Fundraiser Picnic for the Jean Sweeney Park (Respond to the Evite)

The family and friends of Rosemary McNally are honoring her wishes by holding a fund raiser picnic in her memory. All donations will go directly toward the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park.

Donations in Rosemary's name can also be made on the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Fund website by clicking on the "Donate" link on the right side of the main page at:

October 14, 2017 - Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Jean Sweeney Cross Alameda Trail

Alameda Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Cross Alameda Trail on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10am at 1925 Sherman Street. (

September 12, 2017 - Volunteer Day for Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Coming Soon

September 16, 2017 is the first Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Volunteer Work Day. If you want to get involved, you can sign up for a morning and/or afternoon shift atJean Sweeney Park: September 16th Volunteer Work Day Sign Up Invite. Read the details and fill out the waiver form -- then have fun!

July 22, 2017 - The Berkeley Regional Office of the Department of Toxic Substances Control Notification of Public Work at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park – Work Notice

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This work notice was issued because soil cleanup is underway at Jean Sweeney Park. The notice outlines work being done between July 19, 2017 through (proposed end date) September 1, 2017, which includes "Digging up, consolidating, and capping 1900 cubic yards of soil (low concentrations of hydrocarbons, PAHs, and lead) under a proposed trail."

The excavated area will be covered with clean soil, and measures will be taken to reduce exposure, such as spraying water to keep the dust down.

The notice contains a map, a few more details, and 3 contacts.

Download the .pdf

Questions? Primary contact:

Asha Setty
Public Participation Specialist
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Berkeley Regional Office
700 Heinz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710
Direct: (510) 540-3910
Toll free: (866) 495-5651

July 22, 2017 - Construction on the Cross-Alameda Trail has started at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park

Here is the notification from the city of Alameda, with an important reminder about the $1000 trespassing fine:

PARK CONSTRUCTION BEGINS: Important Notice From Alameda Recreation & Parks Department

City of Alameda, California
Recreation and Parks Department
2226 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, California 94501
510 747-7529 | Fax 510-523-4071


Jean talks about the historyAn initiative that Jean placed on the ballot -- that won -- means the land must be developed as open space. We hope that it becomes a terrific natural park, based on ideas from all of us, and that Estuary Park becomes the active park for sports and civic events on the water (at Oak and Clement, as promised by the City since 1993. See the EPAC website at Jean Sweeney and Dorothy Freeman are working on the first draft of a design for the Beltline park. Please talk with them about your ideas for developing it. See the EPAC website for Dorothy's draft of a design for Estuary Park.