Location & Background

Cooley Landing Park is located on a peninsula at the eastern end of Bay Road in the City of East Palo Alto. Operated by the City, the park was created in partnership with the District which owns portions of the peninsula as part of Ravenswood Open Space Preserve.  To the south lies the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve, known for the highest concentration of the endangered clapper rail in the world.

Current Progress

Construction of Cooley Landing’s Education Center is nearing completion!

While Phase II was under construction, East Palo Alto completed the design for Phase III’s new Education Center that will serve as a place for community meetings and as an institution which preserves and enhances the area’s cultural heritage, history, and traditions.  The Center is funded by a Prop 84 grant that the City was awarded in 2011.  Construction began in the fall of 2014 and is anticipated to be complete later this summer.

Project Timeline

Phase IV: Interpretive site improvements around the Education Center.
Estimated completion in 2016

Phase III: Construction of the Education Center which will serve as a place for community meetings, and as an institution which preserves and enhances the area’s cultural heritage, history, and traditions; identifying a partner to operate and manage the center.
Estimated completion in 2015

Phase II: Installing utilities, improving the access road, and installing native planting. 
Completed in February 2014

Phase I: Site remediation, trail access, road improvements, some parking, benches, and a picnic area.
Completed October 2012

More Information

Visit the East Palo Alto's Cooley Landing Project page, or contact Emily Pharr, Cooley Landing Project Manager.