At the recommendation of the East Bay Regionl Park District,
Alvarado Park has been placed on the National Register of Historic
Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
Location. 37° 57.144′ N, 122° 19.341′ W. Marker is in Richmond, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of McBryde Avenue and Park Avenue. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Alvarado Park (here, next to this marker); Native Peoples of the East Bay (a few steps from this marker); Where the Deer and the Antelope Play (approx. 0.2 miles away); California & Nevada Railroad (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Supermarket/Foster's Freeze (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ranchos to Ranches (approx. 0.9 miles away); Park Theatre (approx. 0.9 miles away); Arrival of the Strip Mall (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. The marker is located in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, about 300 feet in from the park entrance,
near the small pavilion in the picnic area.
Also see . . . NRHP Nomination form (National Archives Catalog). "Alvarado Park consists of 42 acres of sloping land, together with the canyon of Wildcat Creek, on the west side of the Richmond Hills. The park location was chosen for the lushnessofthe damp, tree-lined canyon, and the rock prominence that marks the entrance. The park's original developer, Bernard Shapiro, envisioned his Grand Canyon Park" — the name was (Submitted on March 1, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.