Self-Guided Tour of Alameda Point

Open to the Public

  1. Ralph J. Appezzato Parkway (Atlantic Avenue) and Main Street. East Gate of the former Alameda Naval Air Station (NAS). Head north on Main Street towards the Oakland Estuary.
  2. Bayport. The first new development at the former  Naval Air Station.
  3. Ferry Dock. Service to Oakland and San Francisco. Proposed to be moved to Seaplane Lagoon (#26).
  4. Main Gate. The original entrance to the NAS. You are now entering a Historic District.
  5. Bachelors Enlisted Men Quarters. Former dormitory and mess hall for enlisted men. Now partially occupied by office uses and AP&T.
  6. City Hall West. The former Naval Air Station headquarters. A plaque across the street marks the western terminus of the First Transcontinental Railroad (1869).
  7. Building 5. At almost one million square feet, this is by far the largest building at Alameda Point. Currently vacant.
  8. Fire Station. Currently vacant. This historic building is expected to remain and serve Alameda Point.
  9. Seaplane Hangar Row. This five-building row of hangars served seaplanes that climbed ramps from the Seaplane Lagoon. The two west hangars have been joined together.
  10. Bladium Sports Club. A 120,000 square foot sports facility.
  11. Flight Control Tower. Served the runways to the west (#13)—currently offices of Alameda Point Community Partners, the selected master developer of Alameda Point.
  12. Antiques by the Bay. Antiques and Collectibles Faire first Sunday of every month.
  13. Former Runways. Home to endangered Least Tern colony. Proposed National Wildlife Refuge.
  14. Hangar Row. This four-building row of hangars served the runways (#13). St. George Spirits occupy the second hangar from the north.
  15. Proposed Golf Course, Hotel, and Conference Center.
  16. City of Alameda Sports Complex. CityView Skate Park and Alameda Point Gym. Proposed regional sports complex. Temporary baseball and soccer fields are now under construction.
  17. Auctions by the Bay. A significant tenant at Alameda Point, also located at #12. Besides auctions, the site of Movie Classics by the Bay.
  18. Bay Area School of Enterprise (BASE). A public charter high school. Also, the site of HOME Sweet HOME Preschool.
  19. O’ Club. The former Officer’s Club, recently renamed in honor of former City Councilmember Al DeWitt.
  20. “Big White.” Former senior officer housing, now available for rental.
  21. Bungalows. Former Navy family housing, now part of the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC). APC is a supportive housing program serving 200 formerly homeless households (approximately 500 individuals).
  22. Alameda Point Community Garden. Garden plots are available to anyone living or working at Alameda Point.
  23. Ploughshares Nursery. Site of a retail native and organic plant nursery being built by APC.
  24. Bachelor Officers Quarters. Built-in 1941. Now vacant.
  25. Air Terminal. The departure point of Pan Am China Clipper, which provided trans-Pacific air service from 1935 to 1939. The terminal was built in 1942 and is the location of the Alameda Naval Air Museum.
  26. Seaplane Lagoon. Proposed location of future ferry terminal and marina.
  27. Nelson’s Marine Boat Yard and Nelson Yachts.
  28. US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD). Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ships.
  29. USS. Hornet Museum. The aircraft carrier is open to the public seven days a week from 10 – 5 except Tuesdays when it closes at 3:00 p.m.
  30. Proposed 27-Acre Park.
  31. Encinal Boat Ramp, City of Alameda. Free public boat launching ramp.
  32. Encinal High School.
  33. CyberTran. Lightweight rail transit system developers.
  34. The Source Bakery and Café. Stop in for lunch or refreshment.