The first smartphone audio tour for the Bay Trail will be released during the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center Rededication and San Francisco Bay Trail 25th Anniversary celebration at the Rosie the Riveter WWII/Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond on Saturday, May 24.
The celebration features family activities and includes food trucks, live WWII Era music and dancing, a scavenger hunt, prize drawing, WWII era costume contest, and new Rosie the Riveter exhibits, as well as the release of the smartphone audio tour for the Bay Trail in Richmond.
The Richmond Bay Trail smartphone audio tour covers up to 2.5 miles and features 17 points of interest along the Bay Trail. The tour starts at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center and ends at the Shimada Friendship Park.
This first smartphone tour is one of a series of Bay Trail tours being released in Richmond, Novato, Alviso, and American Canyon. Developed by Canogle and Doug McConnell of Convergence Media, and funded by the State Coastal Conservancy,the interpretative Bay Trailaudio tours consist of curated short stories associated with points of interest.
These Bay Trail audio tours can be accessed by using the Point by Canogle app.
This year, the San Francisco Bay Trail celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Bay Trail Plan adoption by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) in 1989. This series of Bay Trail events, taking place from May through October, are designed to raise awareness of the Bay Trail and its significance as a commuter option, and to encourage healthy / active lifestyles and wellness.
Events are sponsored by Cargill, Kaiser Permanente, Comcast, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company.