By Chris Treadway
Sunday, October 13th, 2013 at 11:31 pm in Contra Costa County.
If you’re an early riser you can get up in a few hours (7:16 a.m., according to Google) and attend the reopening of Point Molate Beach Park, an addition to the shoreline amenities available in Richmond. The park was closed in 2001 due to city budget issues.
The Trails for Richmond Action Committee issued the following reminder today to its members:
Richmond Bay Trail Network,
Very good news — the City of Richmond’s Point Molate Beach Park reopens at sunrise this Monday, October 14! Take the Western Drive exit from I-580 just before the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge toll plaza to check it out this restored, beautiful beach park’s amazing vistas of San Francisco Bay with Mount Tamalpais rising behind the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge. Park hours will be sunrise to sunset daily.
The improvements made by the City’s Public Works Department include new picnic tables with BBQ’s on decomposed granite pads, an ADA pathway & picnic pad, and a newly paved entrance and striped parking lot. The park also includes an ADA portable restroom pending funding for a permanent installation.
Click Here if you’d like to email the City Council and City management letting them know about your visit to Point Molate Beach. You also might enjoy reading the Point Molate Beach Recreational History to learn about amazing ups and downs of recreational use from the 1930s to WWII and to date.
Unfortunately, there is no pedestrian or safe bicycle access to Point Molate. You must get in a motor vehicle and drive. Click Here to learn about progress being made by the City of Richmond and East Bay Regional Park District to complete the planned Bay Trail linkage with Point Molate and the rest of the Point San Pablo Peninsula.