Ted and Kathy Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline - Site # 129|
|The shoreline park offers visitors a variety of experiences. There are group picnic areas, softball fields, bocce ball courts and soccer fields in the eastern section of the park, operated by the City of Martinez. The District operates the western section with its quiet open lawns, small family picnic areas, and ponds and creeks. Nearly three miles of trails offer peaceful walks through the marsh and along the shoreline. |
The 500 miles (800 km) long San Francisco Bay Trail passes through the park. The Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline continues to the west along Carquinez Strait, through Port Costa to Crockett and the Crockett Hills Regional Park.
|Background: ||The Marsh - This quiet area of the park changes with the seasons. Its residents come and go, and there are subtle changes in color and mood. Enjoy this experience independently along the Pickleweed Trail, or walk with others on a naturalist-led excursion, when available. Dogs are not allowed in the marsh.|
|The Habitat: ||The park covers 343 acres and is part of the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) system. In the eastern section of the park there are group picnic areas, softball fields, bocce ball courts, and soccer fields. In the western section there are open lawns, small family picnic areas, ponds and creeks, and 3 miles (4.8 km) of trails through the marsh and along the shoreline.The 500 miles (800 km) long San Francisco Bay Trail passes through the park.|
The Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline continues to the west along Carquinez Strait, through Port Costa to Crockett and the Crockett Hills Regional Park.
|Viewing Tips: ||Wildflower viewing guide|
|Site Notes: ||Bicycles are allowed on park trails.|
Fishing - If you are age 16 or older, a California state fishing license and stamps are required to fish from shore. The fishery in Carquinez Strait offers striped bass, sturgeon, shark, some founder and catfish. Licenses are available at the marina bait shop. No Park District fishing permit is required.
Boating - The Martinez Marina has a boat repair yard and fuel dock, a bait shop, restaurant and bar. There is a launching fee. For more information phone the marina at (925) 313-0938.
Dogs are not allowed in the duck pond area, marsh areas, or other interior areas of Martinez Regional Shoreline. In the parking areas, dogs must be leashed (six-foot maximum) and under control. Dangerous animals are not allowed in the parks. Please pick up after your dog.
The soccer field is maintained by the city of Martinez and is available on a first-come, first-served basis during the week. It can be reserved on weekends by phoning (925) 313-0930. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bocce Ball - A heritage of the predominantly Sicilian population in the shoreline's early days, the playing of bocce ball is a traditional Martinez activity. The sport is played outdoors on wooden-sided courts lined with finely crushed oyster shells. First Northern California Open Bocce Ball Championshops were hosted at the shoreline park in 1979. For team information phone (925) 228-0112.
The softball complex is named for Martinez native Joe Dimaggio, who played for the New York Yankees during his baseball career. The complex has four softball diamonds available on a first-come, first-served basis. For league play, these areas may be reserved by phoning (925) 313-0930. There is a fee for league play.
There are no reserved picnic sites at Martinez Regional Shoreline. Contact the City of Martinez at (925)372-3510 to reserve a picnic area at Waterfront Park, which is located adjacent to the Regional Shoreline.
|Nearby Viewing Sites: ||Coyote Hills Regional Park|
|Festivals & Events: ||Martinez Beaver Festival - www.martinezbeavers.org|
Trails Challenge - www.ebparks.org/activities/hiking/trails_challenge.htm
|Visitor Information: ||Martinez Chamber of Commerce - (925) 228-2345 - http://www.martinezchamber.com/|
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| Number of Parking Spaces: 0|
|Parking Fee: No|
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|Special Tips: ||Dogs are not allowed in the duck pond area, marsh areas, or other interior areas of Martinez Regional Shoreline. In the parking areas, dogs must be leashed (six-foot maximum) and under control. Dangerous animals are not allowed in the parks. Please pick up after your dog.|
|How to Get There: ||From Highway 4 in Martinez, exit at Alhambra Avenue and go north. Turn right on Escobar and left on Ferry Street; follow Ferry Street into the park.|
From I-680 in Martinez, exit at Marina Vista and go west. Turn right on Ferry Street into the park.
| Contact Information |
|Managing Agency: ||East Bay Regional Park District|
|Agency Site URL: ||http://www.ebparks.org/|
|Physical Address:||2950 Peralta Oaks Court
Oakland, CA 94605
|Agency 2:||North end of Ferry Street|
Martinez, CA 94553
|Site Phone:||510-544-4542|| || |
|County: ||Contra Costa|