The Alamedan: Council accepts parks plan, July 4, 2012
City leaders could seek to boost park acreage and create new trails, sports fields, urban farms and a new community center under a parks master plan accepted by the City Council on Tuesday.
The plan will serve as a reference point for future efforts to enhance Alameda’s park offerings.
Goals outlined by the plan include boosting the city’s park acreage by 50 percent and increasing the number of sports fields on the Island. The plan also recommends the city renovate the Alameda Point Gym and Albert O. DeWitt Officers Club, build a new community center and discontinue use of the Veterans Building, which houses the city’s teen center and other parks and recreation programs.