Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline

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Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
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Aerial view of Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park, with the Martinez Marina on left
Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline
TypeRegional Shoreline
LocationContra Costa County
Nearest cityMartinez, California
Area343 acres (1.39 km2)

Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline (RMRS) is a regional park on the shoreline of Carquinez Strait in Martinez, located in northern Contra Costa County, California. Formerly known as the Martinez Regional Shoreline, it was renamed on December 6, 2016, in honor of the late Ted Radke and his late wife Kathy Radke. [1] [lower-alpha 1]

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The remains of the Forester

The park covers 343 acres (1.39 km2), and is part of the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) system. [2] In the eastern section of the park there are group picnic areas, softball fields, bocce ball courts, and soccer fields. In the western section there are open lawns, small family picnic areas, ponds and creeks, and 3 miles (4.8 km) of trails through the marsh and along the shoreline. [1]

Near the shore are the remains of Forester, a 1900 schooner. [3]

The 500 miles (800 km) long San Francisco Bay Trail passes through the park.

The Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline continues to the west along Carquinez Strait, through Port Costa to Crockett and the Crockett Hills Regional Park.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline." East Bay Regional Park District. Accessed August 23, 2017.
  2. "Park District Renames Martinez Shoreline for Ted and Kathy Radke." EBRPD Public Affairs. December 16, 2016. Accessed August 24, 2017.
  3. Lane, Beverly (28 May 2016). "Martinez Regional Shoreline". The Valley Sentinel. Retrieved 24 January 2021.

Notes

  1. Both Ted and Kathy Radke were active environmentalists. Together, they co-founded the Contra Costa Ecology Action Education Institute. Ted, who died August 28, 2016, had served on the EBRPD Board from 1978 to 2014, was the longest-serving member of the board. Among his many accomplishments, he was credited with creating the Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline, Crockett Hills Regional Park, Alvarado Staging Area at Wildcat Canyon Regional Park and the permanent entrance at Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area. Kathy, who died in 2011, had worked to preserve Mt. Wanda from development and to preserve Franklin Hills as open space. [2]

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