Bay Trail, from South Cove East Parking Lot to Adventure Playground
The Bay Trail Extension is a spur trail from the main north-south spine of the Bay Trail that takes visitors through the entire length of the southern side of the Berkeley Marina. It is designed as a shared-use trail approximately 1.2 miles in length, starting from the existing Bay Trail at West Frontage Road and ending at the Berkeley Yacht Club at the north end of Seawall Drive. The trail will be built in phases over time, as funding is obtained. The first portion of the trail was completed in 2014 (Segments One and Two, from West Frontage Road to the South Cove East Parking Lot). In 2016, the City received a grant of $500,000 in federal funds and $200,000 in local Marina Funds to complete the design and implement Segment Three, which will enhance approximately 600 feet of the existing trail just to the south of the two existing sailing clubs (Cal Sailing Club and Cal Adventures) at the sailboat and dock staging area.
Main project elements of Segment Three
The main elements of the current trail enhancement project – the Bay Trail Extension Segment Three Project – are the following:
- Move the existing trail alignment southward,
- Widen the trail, and
- Add features to improve the safety and aesthetic experience for all users at the sail boat and dock staging area (e.g., boaters, trail users, visitors, etc.)