The city partnered with Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan to acquire funds to transform a portion of the trail into an educational park.
Source: Michael Wittner, Dublin Patch
DUBLIN, CA — Dublin has acquired $2.29 million in state funds to build an Iron Horse Nature Park and Open Space in the over 30-mile Iron Horse Trail. City leaders met Friday with Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) and the East Bay Regional Park District to announce the acquisition of the funds.
With this funding, the city of Dublin will be able to revitalize a stretch of the Iron Horse Trail by adding new educational and recreational opportunities in a park along the trail. The city plans to use the money to “allow for excellent outdoor education possibilities for youth in nearby schools, promote outdoor recreation for East Bay residents of all ages, and provide access to nature.”
“We are thrilled to begin work on the Iron Horse Trail Nature Park and Open Space project in Dublin. This project could provide up to 20 usable acres along the Iron Horse Trail for our community to enjoy,” Dublin Mayor Melissa Hernandez said in a news release. “We are grateful for Assemblywoman Bauer-Kahan’s efforts in securing $2.29 million in State funding for this project, and to the East Bay Regional Park District and Zone 7 Water Agency for their ongoing support.”
“As Chair of the Assembly’s Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee, I know just how important it is for us to expand access to open space and nature for all Californians. This project is an excellent way for us to do exactly that for our Tri-Valley community,” said Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan, who helped secure the funding. “I am proud to partner with the City of Dublin to bring this important new park to life. This project provides access to open space right in the neighborhood and builds upon an already incredible resource – the Iron Horse Trail. I am so excited that we were able to secure this funding and take another step to make this a reality.”