In early March, I took a community tour of the former Beltline Railroad property in central Alameda. This 22-acre parcel is a hidden gem that runs parallel to Atlantic Avenue, between Sherman Street and Constitution Way. The first thing that struck me was the peaceful quietness of this area, just steps away from the Wind River Campus and Marina Village Business Park.
The Beltline property provides an exciting opportunity to plan a new park from scratch and the City has begun seeking community input. Feedback received at three public meetings and on the City's website indicates a strong interest in creating a park with open space, community gardens, walking trails, bicycle paths, playgrounds and possibly a sculpture garden.
There is still a long way to go with planning, funding and volunteer efforts needed. I encourage you to get involved in shaping this exciting opportunity for Alameda.
So What Do You Think? What you would like to see done at the Beltline property?
Let me know your thoughts in the box below.