1) Although kiters are using the sandy beach at the southern tip as the launch and landing site, this area will be the primary point of pedestrian access when the park is finished is should NOT be used to launch and land at that point. Local kiters and the SFBA worked with the EBRPD to develop a large 'Open Use' area at the south-eastern tip of the park for launching and landing.
2) Due to parking shortages in the Buchanan lot, some kiters are parking by Fleming Point, breaking through the fence and launching from the small beach there. One incident resulted in a confrontation with contractors, who were upset that kiters trespassed and then traversed the work area while heavy machinery was moving through the area. We spoke with the EBRPD rep they emphasized the need to remain clear of the site while crew is working. Kiters and pedestrians can enter at Fleming Point, but please do not do so if any crew are on site.
Please contact Andrew Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about this site or the status of construction.