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Profile: Alameda Point Neighborhood Playground

We’re grateful to guest writer, Megan Small, for sharing her experiences at the Alameda Point Neighborhood Park. Megan is one of our favorite photographers, mompreneur behind the Dolly Project, and parent to an active toddler and 4 1/2-year-old children. So, she knows what’s up!

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Alameda Point Neighborhood Playground swing built for two | Photo: Megan Small

The Alameda Point Neighborhood Park is a new hidden gem on the former Alameda Navy Base, it’s surrounded by new construction but a short distance from Spirit Alley and the Target shopping center.

Being a mom to an active toddler and a 4.5-year old, I often find myself having to choose between a baby park and the kids’ park; this playground accommodates both: it has great visibility for the toddler to swing while big brother climbs and lots of space to run!

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Alameda Point Neighborhood Park Playground | Photo: Megan Small

A few highlights which are a huge score for Mom:

  1. The ground is made of squishy foam, which makes it super fun to run on and also it’s clean! There is no bark or sand to clean out of shoes or the baby’s mouth.
  2. Though there are only two swings, there is a double swing that fits two kids! I was able to enjoy both kids at the same time swinging together!!
  3. There are benches around the perimeter of the park for parents and lots of picnic tables.
  4. Thank goodness for accessible bathrooms and lots of parking.

If you go during the day, the parking is pretty busy because of all the construction going on, but after 4 pm, there are plenty of places to park.

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My active toddler and preschooler are having a blast together on the swing | Photo: Megan Small

Fun fact: The custom Elephant Play Whale net play structure pays homage to Allie the Whale who lived in the Bay off Alameda during the summer of 2019.

Location: Point your GPS to 150 Trident Ave, Alameda

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Alameda Point Playground swing built for two | Photo: Megan Small

Thank you to Megan Small, for sharing her experiences at the Alameda Point Neighborhood Park. She and her sister started the Dolly Project, a handcrafted weekly box educating children aged 2 to 5 with art projects and exploration at home.

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4 thoughts on “Profile: Alameda Point Neighborhood Playground”

  1. A little tip on finding this park, the roads are blocked in some areas due to the construction and development, so it is not easy to find on the Google maps. Look for Park Street at the corner of Orion Street. The new playground/park is on the corner and runs the length of Park Street.

    The easiest way to get to it is off of West Atlantic Ave and enter into the old naval base then take a right on Orion Street.

    When we finally found it, my son and I were thrilled! He loved the pirate/sea theme and was excited to try all of the new playground fun time extravaganza!

  2. 1101 West Redline Avenue will bring you to the skate park and gym. If you’re looking for the kids park use: 150 Trident Ave

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