Fremont: Park district set to start work on quarry area with sweeping views

Story by our parks reporter Denis Cuff:

FREMONT — A rare overnight campground along San Francisco Bay will be the centerpiece of a new, $12 million regional recreation area to be built at the site of an old rock quarry.

In a gain for public access to the Bay shoreline, the East Bay Regional Park District and Fremont are scheduled to break ground Wednesday on the Dumbarton Quarry Regional Area — an addition to Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Scheduled to open in 2017, the first phase of the 91-acre recreation area also will feature picnic areas, an amphitheater, and a small playground.

The hottest attraction, however, is expected to be a campground for 63 recreational vehicles in an area with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley.

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Chris DeBenedetti


  1. What’s sad is that we negotiated for something, gave away value to DQA in exchange for a promise of something grand in the future and – in the end – the other party defaulted on their promise.

    IN response, our Council said – in effect – “Oh, ok.” and walked away.
    CoF was entitled to more.

    We didn’t hold DQA accountable for their original promise and yet they RECEIVED the full value THEY wanted from the deal. Fremont residents will NEVER receive the original value we were originally promised in exchange and – what’s terrible – is that our Council chose not to pursue it further. . . . .

    This one is pretty blatant and Bill, Anu, and Susie never blinked. NO ONE asked what recourse we had. NO ONE emphasized the obvious loss to Fremont residents. All around – a huge fail.

  2. At least you’ll be close to a chick-fil-a…Now close your eyes and imagine Mr. Clean, Vinnine Bacon in India on a taxpayer financed trip to nowhere. Keep sweeping your dirt under the rug Boxie for the man who would be Mayor has no clothes!

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