OAKLAND -- Plans for a 170-acre Gateway Park at the foot of the Bay Bridge will be aired in a public forum from 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday as part of the early environment review of the project.

The Bay Area Toll Authority is conducting the public open house at the West Oakland Senior Center, 1724 Adeline St., Oakland.

Members of the public can drop by during the event to discuss park alternatives with project team members, review exhibits, and make comments on possible environmental impacts.

The park would have access to a new walking and bicycling trail on the east span of the Bay Bridge, as well as places for recreation, shoreline access, and community events.

The park also could include a visitor center, a pier, play areas and a place to launch kayaks.

Comments on impacts of Gateway Park alternatives are due by Dec. 6 to Peter Lee at PLee@mtc.ca.gov or via mail at the Bay Area Toll Authority, 101 Eighth St., Oakland, CA, 94607.

Contact Denis Cuff at 925-943-8267. Follow him at Twitter.com/deniscuff



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