The Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency (HASPA) was established in 1970. HASPA is a joint powers agency of representatives from the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, East Bay Regional Park District, and the City of Hayward. The primary purpose of HASPA, with the support of the Hayward Area Shoreline Citizens Advisory Committee (HASCAC), is to coordinate agency planning activities and adopt and carry out policies for the improvement of the Hayward Shoreline for future generations. Through the efforts of HASPA and its member agencies, over 3,150 acres have been purchased for public ownership, preserved, restored, or are in the process of being returned to wetlands, marshes and protected uplands.

What is the Hayward Area Shoreline Citizens Advisory Committee (HASCAC)?

Members of the Citizens Advisory Committee advise the Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency (HASPA) concerning the public’s interest along the Hayward shoreline, aid in fostering a positive image of the shoreline and help educate the public about park/shoreline issues and activities. Members undertake studies, make recommendations and advise on subjects as requested by the Board of Trustees at quarterly meetings. If you are an Alameda County resident and are interested in having a positive impact on your community become a member of HASCAC, contact the Interpretive Center at 510-670-7270 to get an application.

What do HASCAC members do?


  • visit the shoreline
  • visit the Interpretive Center
  • identify issues
  • bring observations to CAC meetings
  • provide suggestions for improvements 
  • are active participants in results