Estuary Gap Trail

Location: Oakland

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This 400-foot section is a short but integral part of Oakland’s waterfront Bay Trail. It connects two significantly different and larger segments of the trail along a previously impassable shoreline.

The new trail section transformed a collapsed seawall and graffiti-riddled shoreline behind industrial buildings into an aesthetically pleasing and safe community waterfront promenade that rises above and straddles the shore, maximizing views and connecting two different trails.

The result includes a well-proportioned steel guardrail for resting and viewing the estuary, minimalist swathes of native grasses, open branching trees to maximize views, and a subtly modulated berm with a Corten steel edge at the entryway.

Location: Oakland

Project Type: Parks + Recreation

This 400-foot section is a short but integral part of Oakland’s waterfront Bay Trail. It connects two significantly different and larger segments of the trail along a previously impassable shoreline.

The new trail section transformed a collapsed seawall and graffiti-riddled shoreline behind industrial buildings into an aesthetically pleasing and safe community waterfront promenade that rises above and straddles the shore, maximizing views and connecting two different trails.

The result includes a well-proportioned steel guardrail for resting and viewing the estuary, minimalist swathes of native grasses, open branching trees to maximize views, and a subtly modulated berm with a Corten steel edge at the entryway.