C P A C
Coalition for Park Access and Conservation
CPAC is an informal coalition of user groups and individuals advocating access for diverse uses and activities in the Eastshore State Park. CPAC supports a reasonable balance of active uses, passive recreation, and conservation of habitat and open space.
CPAC was formed with the support of individuals active in Point Isabel Dog Owners (PIDO), Bay Area Sea Kayakers (BASK), California Dog Owners Group (CalDOG), Cal Sailing Club, Berkeley Yacht Club, Berkeley Paddling and Rowing Club, Association of Sports Field Users, and the Albany Berkeley Soccer Club.
We invite and anticipate the participation of a wide range of advocacy groups.
A set of drawn-to-scale templates for use at the September 24 public workshop (7 pm, Hs. Lordships Restaurant, Berkeley Marina) is available for download.
CPAC makes the following recommendations for specific land and water uses, and the facilities to support them:
Hoffman Marsh and Richmond shoreline
Preservation of the shoreline north of Battery Point and Hoffman Marsh (as per Sierra Club/CESP recommendation).
Point Isabel and Battery Point
Retain all currently used off-leash dog areas at Point Isabel and Battery Point.
Albany Bulb Plateau and Albany Beach
Playing fields and other diverse recreational uses on the Plateau. Off-leash areas around the playing fields, but dogs to be restricted from the playing fields themselves.
North Basin Strip
Entry-level rowboat rental facilities, and kayak launch, storage, and parking support.
Designate several acres at the northwest corner of the Meadow to support kayak launching and storage, and future development of organized paddling, rowing, or sailing facilities.
Northern part of the Brickyard as the main park entry point and ranger station, commercial food service (Seabreeze), and parking.
Preservation of the Emeryville Crescent (as per Sierra Club/CESP recommendation).