CASTRO VALLEY — Residents can give their opinion on what a new park should look like at a meeting Thursday, Feb 26.
The 26-acre undeveloped site was purchased for $5.6 million last year by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District from the East Bay Municipal Utility District. The hilltop site is one of the last large parcels of land in Castro Valley.
East Bay MUD at one time planned to build a filter plant there but declared it surplus about 10 years ago. Some developers bid on the property but then backed out, and the utility district took it off the market until 2013.
The site is bordered by Sydney Way, Carlton Avenue, Jennifer Drive and Stanton Avenue in northwest Castro Valley.
The district is starting a master plan process that will decide on park design.
The meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Castro Valley Community Center, 18988 Lake Chabot Road.