We are a community coalition of concerned citizens opposed to BNSF Railway’s plan to move polluting diesel trains through Miller-Knox Park. BNSF’s plan will block community access to the shoreline and create safety hazards in a beloved community space.
Miller-Knox Regional Shoreline is a treasure of Richmond’s community and one of the most popular local parks in West Contra Costa County. It is beautifully situated along the Bay with a secluded cove and swimming beach, a fishing pier at a historic site, and a hilltop with excellent panoramic views of the North Bay Area. The park opened in 1974, after years of civic advocacy to convert the industrial shoreline to a public park at a time when only 64 feet of the Richmond shoreline was publicly accessible.
Generations of Richmond activists and elected officials poured years of effort and community funds into creating this beautiful open space. The park gives folks who do not often have access to nature with an easily accessible open space to walk, hike and spend time with community.
BNSF’s plans to run diesel trains through a community park and block shoreline access will have serious impacts for both the residents who use the park and the environmental health of the park itself. We can’t let BNSF railroad our community – join us today by signing the petition! by signing the petition!