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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 TO START THIS SUMMER
Watch for ground breaking ceremony in mid summer.
April 1, 2017 A THIRD MEMORIAL BENCH OPTION IS NOW AVAILABLE
Amy Wooldridge, Alameda Recreation & Parks Director, has announced a third commerative bench style to be located in the Jean Sweeney Park. The Dumor - Bench 143 will be forest green and is made of IPE, an extremely hard and durable wood. Information about all three 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. See the story here.
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 will start November 2016 and the East end construction will start in 2017. This video shows the East end.
Before the City Council voted to approve the design, Jim Sweeney spoke about Jean's efforts that make the park possible. Hear the audio of his comments here