- The Albany Bulb: Created in the 40's through the
60's as landfill, it consists of broken concrete and rebar,
now covered with wild vegetation. This undeveloped land is
owned by the City of Albany, with a maintenance budget of
zero dollars per year. It has no maintained paths,
restrooms, water fountains, and so on. The City would like
to transfer this land to the Park District, but the
District will not accept it until it has been improved by
the City, and until the District has the funds to maintain
- The Neck: A narrow, unmaintained access to the
Bulb, which is part of the EastShore
State Park, but is largely unmaintained, due to lack
- The Plateau: This area is also part of the EastShore
State Park, but is also largely unmaintained, due to lack
of funds. A large part of the Plateau will soon be fenced
off to allow for the possible nesting of Burrowing Owls.
This was a trade-off agreed on when the future ballfields
(area 7) were planned: It is hoped that Burrowing Owls on
the ballfields will choose to relocate to the Plateau.
- Golden Gate Fields Parking Lot: The white area
directly below the number "4" is the 33-acre parking lot
belonging to Golden Gate Fields. This was the area on
which GGF wished to build a mixed-use development.
- Cesar Chavez Park and Berkeley Marina: Located
in Berkeley, this is not officialy part of the Albany
Waterfront District. However, it indicates that large
areas of the local waterfront in general are in fact
devoted to parkland.
- The Meadow: Also in Berkeley, and belonging to
the EastShore State Park, part of this area was recently
converted into a bird sanctuary.
- Berkeley Ballfields: A work in progress, funding
should soon be available to build ballfields on this part
of the EastShore State Park.