The Richmond Wellness Trail will enhance access to urban green spaces by creating a new, safe bike/pedestrian trail connecting downtown Richmond to the Richmond shoreline. Phase 1 of the project will will transform 1.1 miles of residential streets connecting BART and downtown Richmond to the Richmond Greenway, Unity Park, MLK Park, and the Bay Trail.
Most of the trail will be separated from traffic by stormwater planters, with The Watershed Project supporting the city’s long-term maintenance and monitoring of these green infrastructure installations. 148 new trees will be planted along the trail.
Future Richmond Wellness Trail phases will add 2.65 miles and connect the trail to Richmond’s shoreline, the Richmond Ferry, and the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park. Additional amenities such as art, additional wayfinding and interpretive signage, exercise equipment, site furnishings, and health‐related activities are included in future phases.
This project is made possible by Urban Greening funding from the California Natural Resources Agency, The Trust for Public Land and the City of Richmond, and a strong contingent of partners, including the National Park Service, Kaiser Permanente, GroundWork Richmond, The Watershed Project, and Rich City Rides.