Point Molate Beach Park

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Point Molate Beach Park is a city-owned park in Richmond, California, accessible only via a narrow road from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll plaza exit "Western Drive", and separate from the rest of the city. The park is adjacent to the present day ghost town of Winehaven.

History[edit]

The Beach Park - originally part of the Point Molate Naval Fuel Depot - was leased to the City of Richmond in the early 1970s for $1.00/month and developed by the Navy as a gesture of goodwill to local residents and to provide recreation for the Navy and their families stationed at Pt. Molate. Subsequent budget concerns and cleanup needs lead to a complete closure of the park in 2001.

The park reopened in April 2014 after another round of cleanup.[1]

The East Bay Regional Parks District has planned including the park and the Point Molate area in general as part of a new park in its long term projects.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Point Molate Beach, Citizens for a Sustainable Pt. Molate, retrieved July 2014
  2. ^ What is the master plan?, East Bay Regional Parks District website, retrieved August 22, 2007

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Coordinates: 37°56′58″N 122°24′55″W / 37.9494°N 122.4153°W / 37.9494; -122.4153