Concord Naval Weapons Station Tour
Price for Members: $15
Price for Non-Members: Member ONLY event
Date/Time: Friday, February 28, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Instructor: Guy Bjerke, director, Concord community reuse planning
Location: Concord Naval Weapons Station — bus leaves from Concord Campus CSUEB, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Concord, CA 94521
If Sold Out: Please call the OLLI office – 925-602-6776 – to be added to the wait list. Leave your name & contact number & class request.
The Concord Naval Weapons station was established in 1942 just north of the city of Concord where the Sacramento River widens into Suisun Bay. It served as a World War II armament storage depot, supplying ships that docked at Port Chicago. The station remained in service during the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf War, shipping tons of material out across the Pacific Ocean. Since its decommissioning, parts of the station have been used as a proving ground for self-driving cars, and in 2016, the East Bay Regional Park District received 2500 of its acres for public use. Join OLLI and Mr. Bjerke, for a guided tour of this remarkable site, often in the news regarding possible repurposing, and including tracts not yet open to the public.
If sold out – ask to be added to the wait list.
Wait List: Please call the OLLI office – 925-602-6776 – to be added to the wait list. Leave your name & contact number & class request.
Start time: 10:30 a.m.
End time: 01:30 p.m.
Venue: Concord Naval Weapons Station
Directions: meeting at 4700 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Concord Campus CSUEB