A public dedication of the new Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail that surrounds Bernal Community Park in Pleasanton will be held at 10 a.m. today.
The ceremony and reception will be held at the trailhead, located at 3200 W. Lagoon Road, south of Bernal Avenue. Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged.
Construction of the trail was donated in memory of Marilyn Murphy Kane by her husband Jim, children Tom, Lisa and Bruce, and her grandchildren. Kane was a vibrant supporter of park development and lobbied extensively to develop the pristine parcel into what has now become Bernal Community Park.
The new multi-purpose Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail encircles the park, running along the east side of Arroyo de la Laguna between Bernal Avenue and the northern limit of Castlewood Country Club, according to city spokeswoman Joanne Hall. It includes three vista points with benches and landscaping and comprises a total length of approximately 1.1 miles.
The trail is 12 feet wide including 10 feet of asphalt concrete and 2 feet of decomposed granite path. The trail head is located in a staging area with arbor structures, drinking fountain, benches and parking stalls that are accessible by West Lagoon Road.
For more information, call 931-5340. To view a map of the trail, click here