With the impending developments at the old Drive-in and the overall pressure for athletic fields, driven somewhat by the various school district policies and pricing, it's no surprise the County Supes would be looking at neighboring Coyote Point as an opportunity. The Times took two days to get this on its website after publishing it in print on Wednesday, but here is the basic idea
At a study session Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors discussed a handful of major undertakings that could anchor a five-year plan to turn the parks system around. Several involve Coyote Point, a promontory along the bay that's home to a golf course, camp sites, a marina and children's museum CuriOdyssey.
Supervisor Dave Pine, who has made parks a priority since his election in 2010, said the range of possibilities for bolstering the parks budget -- which also include creating new concessions opportunities, improving marketing, increasing some fees and expanding the use of volunteers -- makes him optimistic about the future.
I don't think of the picnic tables in the park as "camp sites" but it is certainly a great asset to the County and one that could be better utilized. I think it's well-run now, but some fresh thinking could make it even better. Here's the windsurfers doing their thing with Coyote Point in the background.