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Gateway Design Workshop May 3

Changes are coming to El Cerrito's northern Gateway, and you're invited to share what you'd like those changes to be!
Join the Friends of Baxter Creek, the City of El Cerrito, and the Aquatic Outreach Institute at the long-awaited Gateway Design Workshop on Saturday, May 3rd, from 10 a.m.-12 noon at St. John the Baptist Community Center, 6500 Gladys Avenue, El Cerrito.

The subject of much controversy for the past decade, the Gateway property is located at San Pablo and MacDonald Avenues, just south of Albertson's. The City of El Cerrito recently purchased this property with a $350,000 grant from the California State Coastal Conservancy and $50,000 in city funds.

Written by FOBC and jointly applied for by FOBC and the city, this grant requires that the area remain as open space, with a restored creek and an extension of the Ohlone Greenway for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Join us at the Design Workshop to contribute your ideas for transforming this area into an appealing neighborhood park. Hands-on activities will enable each participant to provide individual input. Ideas generated at the event will be incorporated into a conceptual design of the park.

Directions to the workshop: From San Pablo Ave., head north toward the hills on Potrero Ave. After two blocks, turns right onto Lexington Ave., which dead ends at Gladys Ave. The Community Center is located at this intersection. Free public parking is available.

For photos of the Gateway site, see http://www.creativedifferences.com/baxtercreek/GatewayViews.html.

Source: Friends of Baxter Creek
Run dates: 2003-04-27 - 2003-05-03

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