For years the plan has been to fill as 300-foot-deep, 20-acre wide quarry pit with water and turn it into a lake just north of the Dumbarton Bridge.
But that’s not going to happen. The old quarry operator, which is required to build Dumbarton Regional Park, and was supposed to have finished it by now, can’t get a water supply to the pit. A plan to bring water over from Alameda Creek drew the ire of regulatory agencies because that would mean less water for those future steelhead trout runs they’re counting on.
Meanwhile, the park district isn’t having the easiest time negotiating with the quarry operator. In June, the district wrote the city a letter alerting it that it couldn’t guarantee that the company (Dumbarton Quarry Associates, a.ka. DeSilva Gates) would live up to its end of the bargain and build a park with as fine amenities as a big lake.
Read the letter below:
East Bay Regional Park District Letter