Between Paseo Padre Parkway and Tumbleweed Common, Fremont

The natural banks along Agua Caliente Creek, between Paseo Padre Parkway and Tumbleweed Common in Fremont, were in bad shape due to years of heavy erosion. In 2010, the creek bed and banks were stabilized, and the creek widened and realigned to wind through the nearby neighborhood. Most of the existing large native trees remained intact, and the area was landscaped with native plants, grasses, shrubs, and sycamore trees. Creek habitat was improved for local wildlife—especially for the endangered California red-legged frog.

A bridge made from a recycled railroad car connects the Castro Valley Creek trail with the new Castro Valley Library.
This section of Castro Valley Creek was once underground before it was beautifully restored to daylight.
Castro Valley Creek Daylighting & Restoration Project Video