Marina Bay, located on Richmond’s Inner Harbor, was originally the home of the Kaiser Shipyards during World War II. Beginning in the 1980s, Richmond Marina Bay was redeveloped to provide waterfront living and is also home to many retail and light-industry businesses.
Other distinctive features of Richmond Marina Bay include the Marina Bay Harbor, the San Francisco Bay Trail, parks, a national historic park, and the Rosie the Riveter Memorial.
Marina Bay Harbor
The Marina Bay Harbor provides boaters access to the San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay and the Delta, San Francisco, and the Pacific. The harbor home to an 850-berth marina as well as a yacht club.
The Bay Trail is a planned recreational corridor that will encircle San Francisco and San Pablo Bays with a continuous 500-mile network of bicycling and hiking trails. With its 32 miles of shoreline, The City of Richmond has more shoreline than any other city on San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. The Bay Trail in Richmond links all of the parks along Richmond’s Southern Shoreline, connecting Point Isabel with Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline via the City’s Marina Bay parks.
Established on October 24, 2000, the park commemorates the nation’s home front efforts and the impact on those at home supporting the troops during World War II. The City of Richmond and the Kaiser Shipyards played a key role in the efforts to win the war. However, World War II home front activities brought about unprecedented changes in American life and the park captures and preserves the stories and sites associated with those years. The Visitor Education Center, a good place to begin a tour of the park, is located at 1414 Harbour Way South.
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Dedicated on October 14, 2000, the memorial commemorates the women who worked during World War II to construct military transport and cargo ships. Designed by Susan Schwartzenberg, a visual artist, and Cheryl Barton, a landscape architect, the memorial represents a ship’s hull under construction. Photographs, news clippings, postcards and other memorabilia are framed in the sculpture. The sculpture is situated on a walkway that is the length of the vessel’s keel, and contains 25 walkway tiles showcasing women’s quotes and historical timelines.
Marina Bay Parks
- Shimada Friendship Park: Located at the end of Marina Bay Parkway South, the park is a monument to Shimada, Japan, one of Richmond’s sister cities.
- Barbara & Jay Vincent Park: Created in 1997 by the City of Richmond to honor Barbara’s and Jay’s lifelong work and contribution to establishing public access and parks along the shoreline of San Francisco and San Pablo Bays.
- Lucretia Edwards Park: Dedicated in 2003 and named after a local community activist, Lucretia W. Edwards. The park commemorates the contribution of the Bay Area Shipyard during World War II.
- Marina Bay Park and Green: Once the home of Kaiser Shipyard 2, the park provides picnic facilities and houses the Rosie the Riveter Memorial.