About Point Isabel
POINT ISABEL IS CLOSED DUE TO THE COVID-19 SHELTER-IN-PLACE BUT WILL REOPEN IN EARLY JUNE 2020 (details to come soon)
Point Isabel Regional Shoreline was one of many landfills created by municipal and industrial waste dumped along the shores of San Francisco Bay. Most are now capped and have become parks. For more background on Point Isabel, check out this article in The Bark.
Point Isabel is approximately 50 acres, has 3.5 miles of trails, and draws nearly 1.5 million human visitors every year. The park is next to the Hoffman Marsh nature preserve and the Bay Trail. Amenities include parking, restrooms, the Sit and Stay Cafe, and Mudpuppy's Tub & Scrub.
Point Isabel is managed by the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) as multi-use open space that welcomes recreational dogwalking, windsurfing, kayaking, picnicking, fishing, birdwatching, and other activities. Cycling within Point Isabel isn't allowed -- but the Bay Trail wraps around it and there are bike racks at either end of the park.
Journalist Tom Stienstra visits Point Isabel
Video by Kristin Spack. KDMC Digital Storytelling Workshop, January 2012
Point Isabel has RULES that every visitor must follow.
To learn what those are, please CLICK ON THE POOP FAIRY.