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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

Picnic Table Rentals: Information is available on the Recreation & Parks website here. Picnic Tables in the playground area are available on "first come" use.


Monarch Butterfly Garden for Jean Sweeney Park

Monarch Butterflies

The Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Fund and Alameda Recreation & Parks Department are working together 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 subscriping for a home delivery copy.

Garden Space

ARPD summer program Operation Green Sweep provides youth an opportunity to work in Alameda's parks. On June 30th, they worked to spread the dirt for the Monarch Butterfly habitat.

Monarch Butterflies make Alameda their home and even winter here after migrating from inland California.

The project will require funding and volunteers from the community to make the garden a success. A Go-Fund-Me page has been created for donations. Donations can also be made from the "Donate" page on this website. All donations made toward the Monarch Butterfly Garden are tax deductable.

Get more information about the Monarch Butterfly garden here.


Changes Coming To Jean Sweeney Park: West End

The Alameda Recreation & Parks Department has applied for a grant to start construction on the West end of the Jean Sweeney Park. The design does not include the Southern side Union Pacific Railroad land that was to be purchased in the imment domain case filed in 2018. More information at ARPD:

Phase 2 Changes



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 join them. To volunteer send email to volunteer@sweeneyopenspace park.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.