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San Leandro, CA. will be spending $3.7 million dollars in parks for humans and dogs.

Funds from a bond measure that passed in 2008 by East Bay Regional Park District voters is finally arriving for the city of San Leandro. This small town in the middle of the San Francisco bay will improve it's Walkability Level hence improving its home values. A new report by CEO's for Cities, a national network of urban leaders, reveals that homes in so-called walkable neighborhoods may be more valuable than homes in car-dependent ones.

According to the report, Walking the Walk: How Walkability Raises Housing Values in U.S. Cities, found that higher levels of walkability, as determined by a walk score, were directly linked to higher home values. Walk scores are calculated based on a home's proximity to community amenities such as schools, retail shops, parks, libraries, banks and restaurants.San Leandro trails

Measure WW provides money for park projects throughout the district. In early January the City Council approved spending for several projects, that will beautify and enhance city parks and will include getting a fenced dog park by the Marina. The city's $3.7 million dollars share will be spend on approximately 10 city park projects that were suggested by the Recreation and Parks Commission with input from local residents.

There will be new asphalt walkways in the parks, new equipment in some areas, and irrigation and drainage improvements in others. New aluminum bleachers will be installed, plus new lockers and restroom refurbishments. There will be new picnic areas in some parks, and repairs in others.

Jogging along the bay in San Leandro

San Leandro, a city just 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco, already has easy access to fishing, boating, camping and walking trails along Anthony Chabot Regional Park and Lake Chabot. There is even a 20 mile mountain bike trail that crosses the entire park. The 5+ mile Bay Trail on the west side of the city offers beautiful panoramic views of the San Francisco bay.

These improvements will allow the city of San Leandro to offer its residents a more comfortable and healthy way to enjoy the outdoors. There are a lot of dogs wagging their tails in anticipation of the opening of the dog park, a park with views of the San Francisco bay This will be a great place to take those important family members who need a daily walk. (I'm talking about the 4 legged ones) kibbles anyone?


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Comment balloon 6 commentsAntonio & Alexia Cardenas • January 25 2010 11:42PM


I think this is a wonderful thing there!

VB ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 10 years ago

It's amazing how lucky we are to live in California. I love to take my dog to the dog park in Danville. Glad to see yours is getting upgraded.

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Robert, Yes, it is good when we pay taxes and then see public funds used to help improve home values.

Vickie, parks dedicated just for dogs are the best places to take those important family members... (I mean the 4 legged ones) Thanks for visiting.


Posted by Antonio & Alexia Cardenas, "The Realtors In Motion" (Alameda County - San Leandro, CA.) over 10 years ago

Antonio...just red flaged u..

Thanks for the commentin a good way

Gary D for Denver

Posted by GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC (THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279)) over 10 years ago

Thanks Gary... you scared me though, but now I know what you mean, thanks for the visit. I am now paying attention to that little red flag, red is not always bad.


Posted by Antonio & Alexia Cardenas, "The Realtors In Motion" (Alameda County - San Leandro, CA.) over 10 years ago
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