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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

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In 1998 Jean Sweeney, with her husband Jim, went to see the 27 acres of the Alameda Belt Line Railroad switching yard, nearly smack in the middle of Alameda's big island. Only the neighbors seemed to know the yard existed. The land was so quiet and serene, Jean told Jim, this land has to become a park. And on December 15th 2018 it will finally become the park Jean dreamed of.

See the City Of Alameda Press Release announcing the opening day here.

Opening Day Sign


Memorial picnic tables for the Jean Sweeney Park are still available. Your memorial plaque will be placed on a picnic table in the beautiful Rotary Picnic Pavilion. The park will be opening in December so time to obtain a memorial table before opening day is short. More information about the memorial tables can be found here.

picnic table

August 15, 2016 "Drone Flyovers Start" Click here to watch the series of drone fly overs to chronicle the construction of the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. Scroll down when the page opens to see the series of fly overs as the construction progresses.

map of park location

Yellow arrows in this Google image show location of the West and East ends of the Park.
There are 27 acres between the East and West ends.