San Leandro Creek Trail

Project Overview

The San Leandro Creek Trail Restoration Project between Hegenberger Road and 105th Avenue will create a 1.2-mile scenic, multi-use trail along the San Leandro Creek in Oakland. The newly paved, Class 1 trail will give walkers and bikers convenient access to the beautiful San Leandro Creek and provide a safe route for local residents to commute to nearby schools, parks, and the Bay front. This project also includes two new pedestrian bridges and traffic signals at Hegenberger Road and 98th Avenue to provide safe crossing at these busy intersections.

The trail will be 10 feet wide with shoulders on each side and will start along the south flood control maintenance access road of San Leandro Creek between Hegenberger Road and the end of Empire Road in Oakland. At the end of Empire Road, the trail will cross to the north side of the channel and run underneath Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and I-880 freeway bridges, through District-owned property to connect to 105th Avenue. 

Safety guard railing and forty-seven educational and informational signs will be installed along the trail, as well as and a vegetated swale along the south side. Over 300 trees will be planted along the trail.

This project is funded by the California Urban Greening Grant Program (Senate Bill 859) in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance neighborhood parks, provide public green space, mitigate urban heat, and develop non-motorized urban trails that provide safe routes for travel between residences, workplaces, commercial centers, and schools.

Project Features

  • Asphalt concrete paved Class 1 multi-use trail
  • New traffic signals at Hegenberger Road and 98th Avenue
  • 42” safety guardrails along the rectangular concrete line channel
  • Two prefabricated pedestrian bridges over the concrete lined channel
  • One prefabricated vehicular bridge over Stonehurst Creek
  • Planting 325 trees
  • Vegetative swale along south side of trail
  • Trail side benches and exercise equipment
  • Educational interpretive signage

CIP Category

Restoration: Community Access and Education Project

Construction Start Date

Summer 2022


This project is currently in design phase.

Project Location

San Leandro Creek Trail Restoration Project between Hegenberger Road and 105th Avenue 


District 3 and 4

Project Manager

Moses Tsang


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