The General Manager and Board of Directors of the East Bay Regional Park District, and the National Park Service invite you to celebrate the new status of Concord Hills Regional Park and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Port Chicago explosion and its aftermath.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Former Concord Naval Weapons Station, Concord, Calif.
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Please RSVP to Yulie Padmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 544-2002.
10 a.m. – Flag Ceremony followed by a panel discussion hosted by the Friends of Port Chicago National Memorial and NPS
11:30 a.m. – Conveyance Ceremony with the US Navy
Noon – Guest Speaker Presentations
1 p.m. – Walking and Vehicle Tours
3 p.m. – Event Closing
Community Exhibit Booths will be open throughout the day’s events. Lunch and refreshments will follow the conveyance ceremony.
As we mark the 75th anniversary of the Port Chicago explosion and its aftermath, the East Bay Regional Park District and the National Park Service proudly announce future plans to provide a new regional park and visitor center in Concord on the former Concord Naval Weapons Station.
Concord Hills Regional Park is the working name for a world class regional park that will provide a full range of trail opportunities, wildlife preservation, and environmental and historic interpretation.
On Saturday, July 13, the public will have an opportunity to witness the signing of the conveyance, by the US Navy to the Park District and National Park Service, of 2,216 acres of the former naval property.
In the morning, join the Friends of Port Chicago and the National Park Service to learn more about the history of Port Chicago and how the site became a National Memorial. After the speaker presentations and lunch, there will be ongoing tours of the future visitor center, and walking and driving tours to preview the new parkland.