Alamo residents and travelers on the Iron Horse Trail will soon be able to enjoy a new trailside park, located at the corner of Danville Boulevard and Hemme Avenue. A September 23 Ribbon Cutting will unveil the new train-themed park, which has a tot lot play area, picnic pavilion, restrooms, bike racks, drinking fountains, walking path, tables, benches, trash cans, turf and beautiful native landscaping.
Throughout the park, visitors will be able to read about the history of Alamo, native plants, and the original Southern Pacific Railroad Hemme Station on informational plaques. The Hemme Station Park project is the result of a partnership between Supervisor Candace Andersen’s office, Contra Costa County Public Works Department, Alamo Municipal Advisory Council and the community.
Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen, the Alamo Municipal Advisory Council, and the Public Works Department are pleased to host the celebration of the recently completed project. The project was funded through the County Service Area R7 Parks and Recreation Fund.
The park will be a wonderful respite spot for the local community and Iron Horse Trail users, who will access the park on foot and by bicycle. Thus, there is no car parking provided at the site or on the adjacent streets. Those coming to the festivities on September 23rd are encouraged to walk or bike; limited parking will be available at Rancho Romero Elementary School just up the street on Hemme Avenue.
Children’s craft and activities will be available. Refreshments will be provided.