Encinal Beach Park Shoreline
Encinal Beach is a two-acre park on the south facing shores of Alameda Island. The small park provides a safe put-in/take-out point for the Bay Water Trail and is one of the few East Bay launching points for non-motorized watercraft directly into San Francisco Bay. The overall project includes the following aspects: geomorphic reshaping and augmentation of dunes, native seeding and planting sand dune restoration, stabilization of steeper shoreline embankments in anticipation of sea level rise, removal of shoreline debris, enhancement of park and small boat facilities, and continued pedestrian access on Alameda Point Trail.
A main component of the project was to maintain the recreational access of the site while restoring the local dune habitat and stabilizing the eroding and steep slopes. WRA has supported the East Bay Regional Park District throughout the design, and has completed the environmental review and regulatory permitting phases of the project.