Martinez Shoreline Park Renamed
Dec 28, 2016 07:39PM
By Jennifer Neys
Martinez Regional Shoreline renamed to Ted and Kathy Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline.
Shoreline Park Renamed
At the December 7 city council meeting, Mayor Schroder announced that Shoreline Park has been renamed the Ted and Kathy Radke Martinez Shoreline Park. In 1978, Ted Radke was elected to the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors, a position he held until his retirement in 2014. He oversaw large expanses of parks, open space, habitat, and marshland preservation, including expansion of Briones Regional Park, the creation of Martinez Regional Shoreline, the creation of Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline, Big Break Reserve, and the creation and expansion of the regional trail system. Kathy Radke passed away in 2011, and Ted passed away in 2016.
The shoreline park offers visitors a variety of experiences. There are group picnic areas, softball fields, bocce ball courts and soccer fields in the eastern section of the park, operated by the City of Martinez. The District operates the western section with its quiet open lawns, small family picnic areas, and ponds and creeks. Nearly three miles of trails offer peaceful walks through the marsh and along the shoreline.