Jean Sweeney Open Space Park

Project Description

Jean Sweeney Park is a 22-acre park currently in the design phase. It is bordered by Constitution Way, Atlantic Avenue, and Sherman Street and is located on the former Alameda Beltline Railroad property that was secured by the City at its original purchase price due to the advocacy efforts of local resident, Jean Sweeney. The Jean Sweeney master plan includes natural playgrounds; a large group picnic area with a gazebo; picnic pavilion and lawn; a community garden; urban orchard and demonstration gardens; plaza areas; an open classroom area; bicycle and walking trails; small picnic areas; a natural open landscape area with California native, drought tolerant plants and hiking trails; bike skills loop; and restroom.

Firm Role

  • Brookwater was a sub-consultant and provided irrigation plans. Complete irrigation design, water calculations per MWELO and EBMUD Section 31, and specifications were provided.
  • The entire park has irrigation. We provided specifications for two 2-wire weather based controllers. The system also includes booster pumps and provisions for future recycled water.
  • Site Observation for the first phase was also provided.
  • Janet Luehrs was Project Manager and Irrigation designer.

Project Details

Location: Alameda, California

Client: Placeworks

Reference: Sarah Gronquist 510-848-3815

Project Type: Park Improvements

Services: Irrigation Design

Firm Role: Subconsultant