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Park District to vote Tuesday on Shadow Cliffs

Original post made on Apr 14, 2011

After 45 days of public review, the new land use plan for Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area will be voted on Tuesday by the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 14, 2011, 6:59 AM

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Posted by RestOfStory
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Apr 14, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Since the concessionaire is willing to continue operating the water slides, but not expanding them, it would appear that the only reason for this action by the EBPRBD is some private agenda to remove something they personally don't like (a commercial enterprise on THEIR park property). Ironically, the park district will loose revenue through this action since the concessionaire pays money back to the park district. Creating a "more natural..." is just their agenda. The people that actually use the beach, picnic grounds, and water slides should be the ones to decide the details of how the space should be used.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Southeast Pleasanton
on Apr 15, 2011 at 8:46 am

It is such BS that Shadow Cliffs took out the parking on Stanley so that you HAVE to pay them to park. You either have to pay to park in their lots or park all the way down at the intersection of Valley and Stanley. Just another way for East Bay Regional Parks to screw us. Pretty soon they will start charging people who drive by on stanley a fee to look at the park. I don't think those guys could screw up Shadow Cliffs any more than they already have. And "creating a regional hub for trails"? What a joke. The trails inside the Shadow Cliffs park boundary don't even go anywhere. Why do we have to waste all this money on BS projects?


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Posted by lance
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I love the statement that the "District staff believes that the existing waterslide is not sustainable," - I would really like more detail. While it may be true (ie. repair costs, etc) I find it highly unlikely that the waterslides are a drain on the parks resources, but since they offered no facts or reason, we must TRUST them that the waterslide is not sustainable.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Mike,

There's an Alameda County utility undergrounding project going on along Stanley as part of a beautification effort. Is that the removal of the parking that you are referring to?


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Posted by MIke
a resident of Southeast Pleasanton
on Apr 18, 2011 at 8:36 am

Stacey,

No, the parking was removed from stanley years ago. If I had to guess it probably removed at least 10 years ago. It was to force us to pay the fee to park in the park lot. Good ole' East Bay Regional Parks.


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