Sweeney Park is located on the former Alameda Beltline Railroad property that was secured by the City at its original purchase price due to the advocacy efforts of local resident, Jean Sweeney. The 22-acre park includes natural playgrounds; a large group picnic area with a gazebo, picnic pavilion and lawn; a community garden, urban orchard and demonstration gardens; public art; an open classroom area; bicycle and walking trails; small picnic areas; pedestrian-only hiking trails; bike skills loop; California native, drought-tolerant plants; plus restrooms and amenities.
BKF’s work on the project included coordination with City environmental consultant to properly handle contaminated material at the project site. BKF also provided design for the Cross Alameda Trail that crosses the park, which was constructed prior to the first phase of the park. BKF prepared complete design of all three phases of the park, and will complete the next two phases as funding becomes available.