Aquatic Park East Touchdown Plaza Community Workshop

East Touchdown Plaza at Aquatic Park Community Workshop #2
Draft Final Concept Plan

North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Street at MLK Way
Thursday, 28, 2001 7:00PM-9:00PM
This project includes bicycle and pedestrian access improvements between Addison Street and the Bike Bridge at the north end of Aquatic Park. It also includes other sire amenities such as a plaza, seating, signage and landscaping.

Please join City staff and design consultants from Design, Community & Environment to review and discuss the Draft Final Concept Plan that reflect comments received from Community Workshop #1 and other stakeholder meetings.

For more information, please contact Deborah Chernin at or (510) 981-6715.

The 22nd Annual Shoreline Cleanup

All groups and individuals should meet at the Berkeley staging area located behind the Seabreeze Market at the corner of University and Frontage Rd. Here, everyone needs to sign waivers, we give you trash /recycle bags, pencils, tally cards and a map of the areas we need to clean. THERE ARE SEVEN BERKELEY SITES, visit for complete details. Most are within walking distance of this area. Here is a map. For children under 18yrs, there is a waiver for their parents/legal guardians to sign, that they can bring to the clean-up.

Clean-up ends at 12:00- At this point, you turn in your tally cards at the main staging area and show us your most unusual items for judging. Each person will get a ticket to be part of our raffle. It usually starts by 12:30. Great Items are donated by local merchants.- If you would like to donate please let us know.

There will be a FREE drop off for volunteers of Electronic and Computer parts at the main site at University and Frontage Rd in the Dirt area behind Seabreeze Market- last year over 100 people came and donated 12 tons of e-waste!

The focus of the clean-ups are where the runoff from East Bay streets and creeks flows into the Bay covering the shorelines with litter. Most of the litter we pick up comes from inland, not the ocean. The new Bay trail runs along Frontage Rd. from Ashby Ave-to University, the site of the Berkeley Beach, connects the East Shore State Park. Some of the areas are part of the Eastshore State Park, which extends along the shoreline between Emeryville and Richmond. The clean-up provides a wonderful excuse to connect the cities, to make a difference and to explore the unique shoreline areas. We encouraged neighbors to do community service to clean up the Aquatic Park.

Aquatic Park Subcommittee meeting (of the Parks and Recreation Commission)

This meeting will focus on habitat restoration issues.

Tentative agenda items include:

  • Water Quality at Aquatic Park
  • Open Water Aquatic Habitat
  • Tidal and Freshwater Wetland Habitats

Location: Eugenia Room, 1947 Center Street, 4th Floor, Downtown Berkeley.
Date: Thursday, July 27th, 2006 (date changed from 25th).
Time: 10:00 – Noon.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Heather McMillan, Senior Planner in the Berkeley Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department: or .

A tour of Aquatic Park is also being planned for the Subcommittee to take place in late July or early August. This will be a public tour that that all are invited to.