- 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 it.
Neck: A narrow, unmaintained access to the Bulb, which is part of the EastShore State Park, but is largely unmaintained,
due to lack of funds.
- 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.
Ballfields: A work in progress, funding should soon be available to build ballfields on this part of the EastShore