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Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Fund

The Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Fund is a 501c3 charity that provides funding assistance to the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department for the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. Federal Tax ID #46-3062692


Latest Park Developments & Announcements

FINALLY! CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN!
CONSTRUCTION TO CLEAR THE PARK OF RUBISH & VEGITATION
STARTED ON JULY 18TH. ONCE THE LAND IS READY,
BUILDING THE CROSS ALAMEDA TRAIL WILL START.

August 7, 2017 Volunteers Needed For Jean Sweeney Park Work Days

The Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Fund is working with the Alameda Recreation & Parks Dept. to create a list of people and organizations who want to be notified when there are volunteer work days in the Jean Sweeney Park. When a work day is scheduled, a request for volunteer participation will go out to those on the volunteer list. To add your name to the volunteer list, each person or organization should send email to " volunteer@sweeneyopenspacepark.org". Please put "volunteer " in the subject line, and be sure to include your name in the body of the email.

The first of many work days is being planned for September 16th. A work day notification with details will be sent to those who have requested to have their name added to the volunteer list. The September 16th work day will be an opportunity to visit the park and see how the construction is progressing. This work day will be limited to those 18 years old and over, but young people who want to volunteer for future work days should send email to volunteer@sweeneyopenspacepark.org now so that they can be notified of future work days.

August 1, 2017   MEMORIAL BENCHES ARE STILL AVAILABLE
The are two commerative bench styles selected to be located in the Jean Sweeney Park. The Concret bench and the Dumor-Bench 142 Ironwood which will be forest green. Information about the commerative benches is available here.

March 16, 2017    ALL LEGAL HURDLES HAVE BEEN SURPASSED
On March 16th, Mayor Trish Spencer, ARPD Director Amy Wooldridge, Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Fund board members Jim Sweeney and Dorothy Freeman traveled to Los Angeles to appear before the California Transportation Commission to request additonal time on the grant to build the Alameda Cross Alameda Trail through the park. This was the last approal required for ARPD to start the search for a construction company for the park.

August 15, 2016 "Drone Flyovers Start" Click here to watch the first in a series of drone fly overs to chronicle the construction of the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. The Cross Alameda Trail construction started July 18th, 2017 and the East end construction will start in 2018. This video shows the East end before any construction started. Follow the progress of construction on future videos.

map of park location

Yellow arrows in this Google image show location of the West and East ends of the Park.