Garrity Creek

Garrity Creek

Garrity Creek
Country United States
State California
Region Contra Costa County
City Richmond, California
 - location El Sobrante, California
 - coordinates  [1]
Mouth San Pablo Bay
 - location Pinole, California
 - elevation 7 ft (2 m) [1]
 - coordinates  [1]

Garrity Creek is a 3.0-mile-long (4.8 km)[2] creek in Richmond, California's Hilltop neighborhood. It runs into San Pablo Bay.[3] It is sometimes called Hilltop Creek.

The creek is supported by two natural springs from two short sources which join into Garrity Creek. These sources may be threatened by potential development which is opposed by residents, neighborhood associations, the organization Friends of Garrity Creek and environmentalists which want the land to become a park. They claim the proposed 10-acre (40,000 m2) development is illegal since it violates county rules prohibiting construction on slopes steeper than 26 feet (8 m).[4]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Garrity Creek
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 15, 2011
  3. ^ Rheem Creek Watershed
  4. ^ Berkeley Is Not Alone in Saving Creeks, Natural Habitat, by Barbara A. Pendergrass, Berkeley Daily Planet, 6/15/04, retrieved 7/26/07

External links

  • Friends of Garrity Creek