ALAMEDA WALKS – 2015 Schedule
All walks begin at 9:00 a.m. and last approximately one hour. When walks are longer, it will be noted plus new walks are indicated. Look for the red Alameda Walks hats! While we love the furry pets, we prefer that they wait for you at home.
**Special Added Walk**
June 27 Let’s Move Alameda Walk with Mayor Spencer - 9:00 a.m.
Meet at Alameda Hospital main entrance in middle of the parking lot. This walk with Mayor Spencer will meander down the shoreline and back around to the Hospital. This special walk is to promote sign-ups for the 4th of July Midway Shelter Run/Walk.
July 4 4th of July Holiday – Walk or ride bikes and enjoy the Mayor’s 4th of July Parade!
ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY IN LOVELY ALAMEDA!
July 11 North Shore – EAST *NEW*
Meet at McKinley Park, 2165 Buena Vista Ave. This walk will explore the history of the North Shore area from Clement, Everett, & Buena Vista Avenues, part of Squatter’s Pancoast. Dennis Evanosky and Eric Kos will lead this walk. Note: walk lasts 1 hour 15 minutes
August 1 Harbor Bay Business Parkway
Meet at Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal Parking Lot, 299 Adelphian Way (94502). This walk will explore the scenic views of the San Francisco Bay and learn about the businesses and their expansion of the Harbor Bay Business Parkway. Don’t miss out to learn about VF Outdoors, Peets, Donsuemor, etc.
August 8 Destroyers of Bay Farm *Updated*
Meet at Tillman Park, 220 Aughinbaugh Way. This walk will explore Bay Farm History including the use of World War I Destroyers as break waters for the development of Harbor Bay. Dennis Evanosky and Eric Kos will lead this walk. Note: walk lasts 1 hour 15 minutes
September 5 Longfellow to Ballena Isle
Meet at Woodstock Child Development Center, 500 Pacific Avenue in the parking lot. Entrance is on Lincoln Avenue. This walk will explore the west end of Alameda, see amazing views of SF Bay, and interesting beach cottages.
September 12 Lincoln Park, Fernside, Thompson & Water Works *NEW*
Meet at Alameda Sun Headquarters,3216 J Encinal Ave in the parking lot. This walk will explore and focus on Robert Thompson, his estate and Water Works. In addition the walk will explore pre-development of Fernside District, history of Lincoln Park, a visit to Alameda’a first Water Works. Dennis Evanosky and Eric Kos will lead this walk. Note: walk lasts 1 hour 15 minutes
October 3 Lincoln Middle School, San Leandro Bay, & Fernside
Meet at Lincoln Middle School Parking lot off of Fernside Blvd. This walk will explore and discuss Lincoln Middle School, San Leandro Bay walkway, and Fernside Area. This walk is sponsored by BikeWalk Alameda who will also share information about latest updates.
October 10 South Shore vs. Gold Coast *New*
Meet at Rittler Park, corner of Grand Street and Otis Drive. This walk will explore both sides of the South Shore Development of the 1950’s. In addition the walk will discuss the relationship between Alameda’s Gold Coast and the suburban expansion that altered the area forever.
Dennis Evanosky and Eric Kos will lead this walk.. Note: walk will last 1 hour and 15 minutes
Special Walk- This walk will last 3 hours and cover 5 miles-Plan accordingly!
November 14 Fernside Walk & Fall Colors *NEW*
Meet at High Street Café, 1303 High Street. This special walk will visit one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Alameda especially during the Fall season. Also included in the walk will be great opportunities for photos of the grand residential architecture and sweet gum tress that lined the streets with their autumn colors. Robert Perricone will lead this walk.
*****RAIN OUT DATE IS SET FOR NOVEMBER 21 at 9AM********
For more information, call the Alameda Recreation and Park Department at (510) 747-7529
This program is sponsored by: