Parks district to acquire 276 acres

Daily Planet Wire Report
Thursday May 23, 2002


The East Bay Regional Park District will pay $1.7 million for 276 acres of agricultural land in eastern Contra Costa County that will provide the Bay Area with improved access to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. 

At the board of directors meeting on Tuesday, district officials unanimously approved the acquisition of the land located in the Orwood Track area just north of the Discovery Bay community. “The park district's master plan is to acquire Delta access for public recreation purposes, so this action fits that goal perfectly,” park district spokesman Ned MacKay said Wednesday. “The land will be preserved as open space for public recreation since the population is growing in that area.