In honor of Ted Radke and his wife, Kathy, the Park District Board of Directors changed the name of Martinez Regional Shoreline to Ted and Kathy Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline on December 6, 2016. From 1978 to 2014, Ted Radke served on the Park District Board and was instrumental in protecting the Martinez waterfront, growing land acquisition financing and working to protect the environment with legislators. Kathy Radke worked to save Mt. Wanda from creation, preserve Franklin Hills as an open space, and was a co-founder of the Education Institute for Contra Costa Ecology Action with her husband. See release of the public.
The shoreline park provides a range of opportunities for visitors. In the eastern portion of the park, run by the City of Martinez, there are community picnic areas, baseball camps, bocce ball courts and soccer fields. With its peaceful open lawns, small family picnic areas, and ponds and creeks, the District runs the western section. Quiet walks through the marsh and along the shoreline are provided by nearly three miles of trails.
With the seasons, this peaceful area of the park shifts. Its inhabitants come and go, and in color and mood there are subtle shifts. Enjoy this experience individually along the Pickleweed Trail, or, when accessible, walk with others on a naturalist-led excursion. In the marsh, dogs are not permitted.
The horse arena provides contests for youthful riders during the riding season (May-September). Membership in the Family, Single, and Junior categories of the Tri-Cities Horsemen 's Association is open. Membership is available to everyone, and there is no need for horse ownership.
A California state fishing license and stamps are necessary for shore fishing if you are 16 years of age or older. Fishing provides striped bass, sturgeon, shark, some flounder, and catfish in the Carquinez Strait. At the marina bait store, licenses are available. There is no requisite Park District fishing permit.
There is a boat repair yard and fuel dock at the Martinez Marina, a bait store, restaurant and bar, operated by the City of Martinez. There is an introductory charge. Call the marina at (925) 313-0942 for more information.
Dogs are not permitted in the Martinez Regional Shoreline's duck pond habitat, marsh areas, or other inland areas. Dogs must be leashed (six-foot maximum) and under supervision in the parking areas. In the parks, dangerous animals are not permitted. Please pick your dog up.
The soccer field is maintained by the town of Martinez and is accessible throughout the week on a first-come , first-served basis. It can be reserved on weekends by calling (925) 372-3510. It's 8:00 a.m. Till 5 p.m.
A legacy of the mainly Sicilian community in the early days of the shoreline, a typical Martinez sport is the playing of bocce ball. The sport on wooden-sided courts lined with finely crushed oyster shells is played outdoors. In 1979, the shoreline park hosted the first Northern California Open Bocce Ball Championships. Telephone (925) 372-3510 for team details.
The Baseball Complex is named after Joe Dimaggio, a native of Martinez, who played throughout his baseball career for the New York Yankees. The complex, on a first-come , first-served basis, has four baseball diamonds open. These areas can be reserved for league play by calling (925) 372-3510. For league play, there is a fee.
At Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline, there are no bookable picnic areas. To reserve a picnic area at the Waterfront Park, which is situated next to the Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline, contact the City of Martinez at (925) 372-3510.
Exit at Alhambra Avenue from Highway 4 in Martinez and go north. Turn right onto Escobar and left onto Ferry St. Turn right onto Joe DiMaggio Way once you cross the railroad tracks, then follow the road to the left as it turns into N. Court St. The main parking lot will be on the left immediately.
Exit at Marina Vista from I-680 in Martinez and go west. Turn right onto Ferry St. Turn right onto Joe DiMaggio Way once you cross the railroad tracks and then follow the road to the left as it transforms into N. Court St. The main parking lot will be on the left immediately.
This amazing landmark in Martinez, California is located near some other must-see places of interest:
- John Muir House
- John Muir National Historic Site
- Martinez Gun Club
- Mount Wanda
- Waterfront Park
- Hidden Lakes Park
- Rankin Park
- Suisun Bay
All of these wonderful landmarks are located just a short distance from our location at 1261 Locust Street in Walnut Creek California! Stop by for a visit anytime!