Sabercat Creek Public Access and Riparian Improvement

Sabercat Creek Public Access and Riparian Improvement
The City of Fremont was awarded a $1.2 million grant from the Resource Agency California River Parkway Program for creek restoration and other improvements to Sabercat Creek. The project provides critical creek and habitat restoration, reduces erosion, greatly improves public access by connecting two pedestrian access links under Paseo Padre Parkway, provides safety vehicle and ADA access, and repairs existing trails along Sabercat Creek. The project is estimated at $2.2 million with additional funding from the Clean Water Protection Fee and Alameda County Flood Control District.
Project Elements
  • A 1,250 foot reach of trail under Paseo Padre Parkway that will connect existing east and west trails
  • New emergency vehicle and ADA access west of Paseo Padre Parkway
  • Installation of up to four rock weirs to prevent further erosion in the creek
  • Biotechnical bank stabilization where erosion threatens the existing trail
  • Riparian enhancement, including native planting and removal of exotics
  • Alternative water source and fencing for cattle
  Project Map
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For more information, visit Alameda County Riparian Habitat Restoration Project


For additional information regarding this project area, please contact Project Manager, Barbara Silva 
at (510) 494-4575 or email.

Volunteering Opportunities
Join the City of Fremont’s Environmental Services for a day of habitat restoration work on Sabercat Creek the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the third Sunday of every month from noon to 4 p.m. We will be weeding, planting native trees and shrubs, and creating or restoring plant basins and mulch mats around native plants to preserve soil moisture and decrease competition from aggressive exotic plants. View volunteering details.