The 55 Acre Park is on the agenda for the Oakley City Council meeting on September 26, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. It is a work session to determine the community direction for the park’s design. The work session includes the community survey results regarding two alternatives for the use of the park. One involves multiple-use fields for soccer and baseball, with artificial turf.

            The other alternative is to open up the area for recreation, allowing public access to the river in the process. Camping facilities would be afforded, along with kayaking. Access to multiple hiking trails in the vicinity occurs with alternative two.

            The enhancement of the environmental quality of the Marsh Creek area would occur with alternative two. Below is an article by Judith Prieve of the East Bay Times detailing the growth of the Marsh Creek Restoration Project and its value to the community.

            Please do plan to attend. The meeting will occur at Oakley City Hall, 3231 Main Street, starting at 6:30 p.m. If you cannot participate in the discussion, please forward an email to be available for council members to read, indicating your position regarding the park.

            Below is a copy of the City Staff report regarding the issue and a copy of the second community survey regarding the park. Also, there is a link to access visual renderings of the two proposals.

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