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There are approximately 153 acres of park and median landscape improvements maintained by the Parks Division. There are 15 parks and sport play facilities located throughout the City.

Birch Grove Park

38080 Birch Street
Approximately 15 acres that include play structures for tots and older children, a water element, a fenced softball playing field, a basketball court, lighted tennis courts, and family/group picnic facilities. There are restroom facilities. Due to the ACWD mandatory water-use restrictions, the water element will not be operating at this park.
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UPDATE:  Birch Grove (Project Suspended) and Newark Community Dog Parks

Newark's Citywide Parks Master Plan, adopted on June 22, 2017, identifies the construction of dog parks at Birch Grove Park and Newark Community Park as priority projects.  Preliminary designs for both dog parks include separated fence-enclosed areas with double-gated entrances and exits for small and large dogs, shaded seating and water for both canines and owners.

Community Workshops & Meetings

Community Workshop #1

  • Community Workshop #1 was held on Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
    • 10:00am-11:30am (Dog Park at Birch Grove Park)
    • 11:30am-1:00pm (Dog Park at Newark Community Park)
  • Location: Silliman Activity Center Meeting Room, 6800 Mowry Avenue

Community Workshop #2

Community Workshop #2 - Final Input Meeting for the Dog Park at Newark Community Park

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Newark Community Center, 35501 Cedar Blvd, Newark, CA

DOG PARK LOCATIONS

Birch Grove Dog Park (Project Suspended)

Birch Grove Park is a 15-acre community park located in the eastern portion of Newark at the corner of Birch Street and Robertson Avenue. The schematic design of Birch Grove Park included in the Citywide Parks Master Plan includes a 1.3 acre dog park located near the intersection of Birch Street and Robertson Avenue.

          Birch Grove Dog Park

 

Newark Community Dog Park

Newark Community Park is located within the northern portion of Newark along Cedar Boulevard between Newark Boulevard and McDonald Avenue. The schematic design of Newark Community Park included in the Citywide Parks Master Plan identifies a nearly one acre dog park along the park’s northern edge near the intersection of Cedar Boulevard and Chapman Drive.

 

            Newark Community Dog Park

 

Dog parks schedule & updates

Design efforts are currently underway. A Request for Proposals for Design Services was released on August 7, 2017. On October 26, 2017 City Council awarded a Contractual Services Agreement to Robert Mowat Associates for the design of the Birch Grove and Newark Community Dog Parks. Design alternatives will be presented to the community for review and input through public workshops.

Construction of the dog parks is anticipated to begin in Summer 2018.

Contact

Project Manager
Jayson Imai
Assistant City Engineer
jayson.imai@newark.org

Public Works Department
(510) 578-4589
public.works@newark.org

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Susan Johnson Bridgepointe Park

Spruce Street at Bridgepointe Drive
Approximately 3.6 acres that include play structures and family picnic facilities. There are no restroom facilities.

Byington Park

Byington Drive at Central Avenue
Approximately 3 acres that include play structures for tots and older children, and family picnic facilities. There are no restroom facilities. Due to budget reductions, the water element will not be operating at this park.

Civic Center Park

6300 Civic Terrace Avenue
Approximately 5 acres that include play structures for tots and older children, a basketball court, a par course, and family picnic facilities. Civic Center Park also hosts the local Alameda County Library branch. There are no restroom facilities.

Community Center Park

35501 Cedar Boulevard
Approximately 16 acres that include play structures for tots and older children, a combined basketball and handball court, lighted tennis courts, and family picnic facilities. The Community Center is located at this park and available for rent. There are restroom facilities.

Shirley Sisk Grove

Cedar Boulevard at NewPark Mall
Approximately 2 acres. This park is largely unimproved. There are no restroom facilities.

Eucalyptus Grove North

Jarvis Boulevard at Cardiff Street
Approximately 3 acres that are unimproved. There are no restroom facilities.

Jerry Raber Ash Street Park

37365 Ash Street
Approximately 6 acres that include play structures for tots and older children, softball practice fields, a basketball court, family picnic facilities, and a horseshoe pit. Jerry Raber Ash Street Park also hosts the privately operated Viola Blythe Community Center and a Head Start preschool facility. There are restroom facilities.

Lakeshore Park

Lake Boulevard at Parkshore Drive
Approximately 10 acres of turf and 16 acres of water that include a par course and fishing opportunities. There are no restroom facilities. No motorized boats are allowed on the lake.

MacGregor Playfields

35725 Cedar Boulevard
Approximately 10 acres of soccer and youth baseball practice play fields. To schedule activities, contact the Newark Recreation Division at 510-578-4620. There are no restroom facilities.

Mayhews Landing Park

36380 Cherry Street
Approximately 8.3 acre that includes play structures for tots and older children, a basketball court and family picnic facilities. There are no restroom facilities.

Mirabeau Park

Haley Street at Mirabeau Drive
Approximately 5.9 acre that includes play structures for tots and older children. There are no restroom facilities.

Musick Park

Music Avenue at Cedar Boulevard
Approximately 1 acre that includes play structures for tots and older children. There are no restroom facilities.

George M. Silliman Recreation Complex

Mowry Boulevard at Cherry Street
Approximately 21 acres that include a fenced softball field and soccer play fields. To schedule activities, contact the Newark Recreation Division at 510-578-4620. There are restroom facilities. The George M. Silliman Community Activity Center opened in 2000 and the Family Aquatic Center opened in Summer, 2004.

Sportsfield Park

Mowry Boulevard at Cherry Street next to George M. Silliman Recreation Complex

To rent a Softball Field, Soccer Field or other Playfield, complete the application form (PDF) turn in at the Silliman Activity Center, 6800 Mowry Avenue, Newark, CA 94560.

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