The City of San Leandro is pleased to announce that Chabot Park will be re-opening to the public, effective at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 9th. Regular park hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. will then be in effect through April, before park hours are further extended with the seasons. The park had been closed since June 2016 due to extensive seismic retrofit work that was taking place at the nearby Chabot Dam.
“I am so excited to announce the reopening of Chabot Park,” noted Mayor Cutter. “It’s long been a beloved park by many San Leandro residents, and I’m happy that we’ll be able to restore many of the fun recreational opportunities that take place there, including the summer Chabot Day Camp for children. We appreciate the public’s patience during the extended closure that was outside of our control.”
Chabot Park is owned by the East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD), but maintenance of the park is carried out by the City of San Leandro. The EBMUD Board of Directors recently approved a new 20-year lease agreement for a 9.2-acre portion of the Park, which has been utilized by the City since 1950 for recreational activities and summer children’s camp programs.
No City maintenance has occurred since June 2016, when the park closed for the Chabot Dam Retrofit project. Due to recent weather impacts and muddy conditions, not all amenities will be functional when the park re-opens, such as the disc golf course and horseshoe pits. Further announcements will be posted to the Chabot Park webpage once those areas of the park can be accessed by larger maintenance equipment and full public access to all the amenities has been restored.
For more information, please contact call or email Breyana Brandt at (510) 577-3463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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