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Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Fund

The Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Fund is a 501c3 charity that provides funding assistance to the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department for the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. Federal Tax ID #46-3062692

Latest Park Developments & Announcements


Sherman Street Moved From Edge of Railroad Building

Sherman Street no longer travels right beside the historical railroad admin building at Jean Sweeney Park. The intersection was changed as part of the Del Monte development. When Clement Street is completed north of the Del Monte building the changes will connect the park section of the Cross Alameda Pike Trail with the next section of bike trail to the East.

New Sherman St Intersection


Monarch Butterfly Garden for Jean Sweeney Park

Monarch Butterflies

The Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Fund and Alameda Recreation & Parks Department, with community support, are working to create a Monarch Butterfly Garden in the East end of the Jean Sweeney park.

We would like to thank the Alameda Sun for their support for the Monarch Butterfly Habitat. We encourage support for the Alameda Sun by recommending subscribing for a home delivery copy.

Garden Space

The nectar plants are growing nicely in the new Monarch habitat. Winter has been hard on a few of the plant but most are thriving. Volunteers are growing milkweed at their homes. The milkweed plants will be moved to the habitat when the plants are large enough to feed the Monarch caterpillars.

Get more information about the Monarch Butterfly garden here.


Help keep Jean Sweeney Park looking great!

Video: Volunteers help clean up Jean Sweeney Park by digging up weeds and cleaning up trash. Anyone can participate on the 3rd Saturday of each month 10:00am to 11:30am. Join the group at the East end entrance to the park by the parking lot. To join the list of volunteers send email to volunteer@sweeneyopenspacepark.org


The family of Brian Schumacher asked if we would
make the following announcement.

Brian Schumacher

BRIAN DONNELLY SCHUMACHER
September 13, 1944 – September 16, 2020


Brian Schumacher, age 76, passed away peacefully at home in Alameda, CA on September 16, 2020.  He greatly enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, open space, and living near the bay in Alameda, and participated in many local organizations.  In recent years, he enjoyed taking late afternoon walks in the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park.  Donations “In Memory of Brian Schumacher” may be made to the "Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Fund"

Donations can be made using the " Donate" link.


August 15, 2016 "Drone Flyovers Start" Click here to watch the series of drone fly overs to chronicle the construction of the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. Scroll down when the page opens to see the series of fly overs as the construction progresses.

map of park location

Yellow arrows in this Google image show location of the West and East ends of the Park.
There are 27 acres between the East and West ends.