Alameda Parks and Recreation Department provides advice, coordination, and guidance on parks and recreational facilities in the city of Alameda. One of the activities they conduct is called Alameda Walks where they invite Alameda residents to lace up their walking shoes, bring family, friends, and neighbors and join them on an hour-long walk on the 1st and 2nd Saturday mornings of each month, May through October. For those who are new to Alameda or have lived there for decades, this is a great way to begin a Saturday morning exploring neighborhoods and learning about the history of Alameda. The walks begin at 9:00 a.m. and last approximately one hour.
On Saturday, August 6, I attended a walk that started in the parking lot of Alameda Hospital. Though the hospital started in a small house in 1894, the original hospital was built in 1925 and was immediately adjacent to the San Francisco Bay. The waves used to splash against a wall just a few feet from the hospital. Today,…
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