Bay Farm Island, Alameda, California

Bay Farm Island, Alameda, California

Bay Farm Island, Alameda, California

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Bay Farm Island is a district in the city of Alameda, California, though it is separated from the rest of the city by an estuary. It has a zip code of 94502. The location was originally an island in San Francisco Bay, but due to landfill it has become a peninsula and is now connected to the mainland of Oakland and Oakland International Airport. Marshes and other areas of the island were also reclaimed by landfill.

Prior to 20th century development, Bay Farm Island was farmland with asparagus being the principal crop, thus it was also known as "Asparagus Island". In addition, the area was the site of large oyster beds which regularly supplied restaurants in nearby San Francisco.Alameda (magazine), November, 2005

Today, Bay Farm Island is home to the 36-hole Chuck Corica Golf Complex, the Oakland Raiders headquarters, office and retail complexes, and several housing developments. There is a chain of lagoons as well as several community parks including Shoreline Park, which offers stunning views of the San Francisco skyline and the surrounding bay. A greenbelt is also present which encompasses the perimeter of the peninsula. The Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry provides weekday rush-hour ferry service between Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal on Bay Farm Island to the Ferry Building (Gate E) in San Francisco.

A portion of Bay Farm Island is considered "Harbor Bay Isle", generally bounded to the north and east portion of the island by Island Drive and...
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