The City is designing a creek restoration project that will be built in three sections of Courtland Creek Park. The Courtland Creek Restoration Project (Project), an Oakland Measure DD Initiative, will protect, enhance, and restore approximately 950 feet of open creek channel.
The Project will improve creek habitat and water quality, reduce trash accumulation and illegal dumping, repair steep and eroding creek banks, enhance climate change resilience and park appearance, and serve the community as an educational and recreational resource. Accessible seating, gathering places, and a creek-viewing overlook will also be provided.
Project partners include the Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation (OPRF), the Friends of Courtland Creek, and local schools. This Project is fully funded. Grants have been received from the California Department of Water Resources ($1 million), the United States Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund ($1.5 million), and Caltrans Clean California Local Grant Program ($2.03 million).
The Project consultant has completed Project designs, which staff and OPRF presented to community members at Community Meetings on May 12th and May 14th, 2022 in accordance with the Project’s equity-focused public engagement plan. Please see the documents below for the Courtland Creek Community Meeting invite for May 2022.
Community Meeting Presentations and a Summary of the meetings held in July 2021 and May 2022 can also be found under the documents below. The current anticipated Project construction date is January 2023 for tree removal work and May 2023 for the remainder of the creek restoration project.