June 9, 2016   
Richmond Waterfront, Point Richmond and North Richmond events all set for this Saturday, June 11!
I hope you'll join me for a waterfront hike in Richmond this Saturday, and I'll be at two other important events later in the day!

Join me and Karen Buchanan of the Point Richmond History Association on Saturday, June 11 for a moderate 2.3 mile hike (4.6 mile roundtrip)  along the Richmond Waterfront at Marina Bay. 

We'll chat as we stroll, and Karen will focus her remarks on the waterfront's rich World War II history while I will talk about the ecological health and diversity of the Bay. 

Join us and contribute to the conversation! We'll learn, get some exercise and enjoy some spectacular views, all in one morning. 

You can also learn more about Measure AA, which you helped pass on June 7! Here is a fact sheet.

WHAT: Richmond Waterfront History Hike
WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
WHERE: Start and end at Shimada Friendship Park (at the end of Marina Bay Parkway at the Bay)
WHO: Karen Buchanan of the Point Richmond History Association and County Supervisor John Gioia
For More Information and to RSVP, please contact Karen Buchanan at 

There are also two other community events this Saturday, June 11. 

In North Richmond, residents will gather at Shields Reid Park to celebrate a grand-reopening of this community asset, which is newly restored. That event will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Janie Holland at 510.760.3241. 

In Point Richmond, there will be a ceremony to open the new Plunge Garden and tennis courts, behind the Point Richmond Plunge. This will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and reception beginning at noon. For more information or to sign up children for gifts and free tennis instruction,  click here.
See you there!
John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone