CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: September 14, 2004
Subject/Title: Approve Amendment to License Agreement with East Bay Regional
Park District to Operate Marsh Creek Trail
Prepared by: Ken De Silva, Park Services Manager
Submitted by: Craig D. Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation
Approve attached East Bay Regional Park District Amendment for the License
Agreement to Operate Marsh Creek Regional Trail.
Approval of Original License Agreement with East Bay Regional Park District,
and the City of Brentwood, dated February 6, 2001.
The Marsh Creek Regional Trail, in easternmost Contra Costa County, winds
along Marsh Creek through farmland and urban areas of Brentwood and Oakley.
The paved, multi-use trail is approximately 6.5 miles long and extends from
Creekside Park in Brentwood to the Delta shores of Big Break. When
completed, the trail will be 14 miles long and will connect the Delta region
with the foothills of Morgan Territory Regional Preserve and Round Valley
Regional Park east of Mt. Diablo State Park. Trail users can benefit from
several community parks and greenbelts along the way.
Currently, East Bay Regional Park District manages the trail from Creekside
Park north to Oakley. The District did not maintain the section from
Creekside Park to just south of Dainty until February 2001 because the trail
was put in by a developer and was not to EBRPD standards. Staff worked with
EBRPD representatives, making minor repairs and improvements, so that EBRPD
would consider taking over maintenance of the entire trail. With the
February 2001 agreement, East Bay Regional Park District began maintenance
of all aspects of the Creek trail within our City limits.
With the construction of the new section of Sand Creek Road, and O’Hara Ave,
over Marsh Creek, the trail section changed and was considerably different
than the original trail. A portion of it is now on City property instead of
Contra Costa Flood Control property as was the original trail. This new
Amendment corrects this information as was spelled out in the first
The City of Brentwood will continue to have access on any section of the
trail; however, the District, and the City of Brentwood, will assume aspects
of maintenance, repair and reconstruction, of the areas identified in
section ”C” of the Amendment.
Marsh Creek Trail has been identified in the City of Brentwood’s Park and
Trail master plan as the north to south trail under EBRPD maintenance that
will ultimately connect to Los Vaqueros and Round Valley regional parks.
East Bay Regional Park District wishes to bring this matter to their Board
for approval. Staff felt the Park and Recreation Commissioner should review
the Addendum before the District proceeded with its approval.
On August 26, 2004, the Park and Recreation Commission approved sending a
recommendation to City Council to approve the amendment. Once approved by
the City, the agreement will be sent to the East Bay Regional Park District
Board for their approval.
Reduced Parks Division maintenance cost of this section of the Marsh Creek
Amendment to License Marsh Creek Regional Trail (July 6, 2004)
Original License agreement executed on February 6, 2001
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