A waterfront park celebrating the Bay…
at the foot of the new Bay Bridge East Span.
More than 10 years ago, the Bay Bridge design team identified a unique
opportunity to create a signature park that joins the power and beauty
of the new East Span of the Bay Bridge to the fascinating natural,
industrial and transportation history of the East Bay and, as such,
creates a bold new gateway to the City of Oakland. Representatives
of nine local, regional, and state agencies embraced that idea and
began to explore the possibilities of a new park.
The completion of the Gateway Park Project Concept Report brings that
opportunity forward with a vision, concept master plan, and implementation strategy
in place. It is a plan that weaves the spectacular Bay setting with the waterfront
experiences of the Bay Trail, embraces the Port’s and Oakland’s dynamic industrial
setting, invites people of all ages and interests and, at the heart of the new
park, puts the spotlight on the Bay Bridge and its history.
The new East Span of the Bay Bridge will offer one of the most spectacular bicycle
and pedestrian experiences in the world, connecting Oakland to Yerba Buena Island
while it opens surprising regional vistas and a new understanding of the Bay
itself. Gateway Park will be a starting point for that journey.