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McLaughlin Park Changes Approved

Keith Burbank (BCN)
Friday March 18, 2016 - 01:06:00 PM

Two contracts worth a total of $2 million to improve McLaughlin Eastshore State Park were approved Tuesday by the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors, park district officials said. 

The first contract worth $1.1 million will go to Questa Engineering of Richmond to design the final two phases of the Albany Beach restoration project. 

The project will enhance the park's beach and dunes, build a boat launch, build a restroom, renovate the parking lot and enhance the Bay Trail through the area, according to park district spokeswoman Carolyn Jones.  

The second contract for $975,000 will go to O.C. Jones and Sons of Berkeley to remove debris, toxic soil and invasive plants and re-grade a 53-foot pile of dirt that has been in the Brickyard Cove area for about 10 years.  

About 15 feet from the top of the pile will be used to create a buffer between the park and Interstate Highway 80 and provide for views of San Francisco Bay.