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Tiburon finishes waterfront land deal, adding to parks system

The Richardson Bay Sanitary District’s former wastewater ponds, as seen April 24, sit along the Old Rail Trail next to McKegney Green (not pictured). Tiburon has completed its purchase of the parcels and will make them part of its waterfront parks system. (Francisco Martinez / The Ark)

Tiburon has officially acquired a stretch of waterfront property adjacent to McKegney Green, a move more than two years in the making that will extend the town’s park network.


The town announced April 23 it had completed the $576,915 purchase of four parcels from the Richardson Bay Sanitary District, whose facility is bookended by Blackie’s Pasture and McKegney Green, on April 19. The land, which sits on about 0.75 acres, is occupied by four briny settlement ponds, which were formerly used to filter treated wastewater so it could be recycled and sold to the town to irrigate McKegney Green and South of the Knoll Park. That system was switched to freshwater in 2018 after a $2 million reconstruction to McKegney Green.

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