“I never knew the importance of Wildcat Creek and how it served my community, I just used to play in it as a kid.” – Courtney Moore, Watershed Program Coordinator 2017-2018
What is the Wildcat Creek Visioning Project?
Wildcat Creek runs from Tilden Park out to the San Francisco Bay. The stretch of Wildcat Creek that runs through North Richmond, known as Lower Wildcat Creek, runs from Verde Elementary to the Richmond Parkway. The riparian (creek-side) corridor of Lower Wildcat is managed by Contra Costa County Flood Control, and the adjacent Wildcat Creek Trail is managed by East Bay Regional Parks District. The Creek runs in front of Verde elementary, the only public school in North Richmond.
Lower Wildcat Creek runs through the heart of the North Richmond Community providing flood protect, water conveyance, habitat for local and migrating birds, recreational opportunity and natural beauty.
This visioning process will help improve Wildcat Creek and it’s Trail to benefit the community and help provide safe connections to the Bay shoreline & Bay trail.
- Gather community input on what would make Wildcat Creek Trail more inviting
- Improve community access to the SF Bay Shoreline and Bay Trails
- Improve recreational opportunities for North Richmond residents
Our primary goal was to secure input from 150 residents on how to improve Wildcat Creek Trail access and site amenities. We developed a paper and online survey to solicit feedback and poster boards to collect in person feedback to share and gather feedback at community meetings and while completing door-to-door canvassing (flyer).
Every resident is important to our community, and their input will help structure the future of our neighborhood and watershed.
WCVP FLYER (3)Take a look at potential pictures of what Wildcat Creek Trail could look like:
Potential lounging area for families attending Verde Elementary & local residents.
Potential overpass to connect Wildcat Creek Trail to Bay Shoreline.