Rosie the Riveter Memorial Park

Rosie the Riveter Memorial Park began as an art/architectural project in the 1990s with the City of Richmond joining forces with the National Park Service. From their website:

“The principal component is a walkway, the length of a ship’s keel, which slopes toward the San Francisco Bay and aligns with the Golden Gate Bridge. The path is inscribed with a timeline about the home front and quotes from women workers sandblasted into white granite. Sculptural elements of stainless steel encountered on the walkway are drawn from ship’s blueprints and suggest the unfinished forms of hull, stack and stern under construction. Two gardens – one of rockrose and one of dune grass – occupy the location of the ship’s fore and aft hatches. Porcelain enamel panels on the hull and stack reproduce memorabilia and letters gathered from former shipyard workers during the course of the Memorial project, along with photographs of women at work in jobs across the nation.”

Panels along the walkway tell the story. Marina Park – Regatta Blvd off of Marina Bay Parkway in Richmond. 510-232-5050

Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center

Included in the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Park is the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center. A fun and interactive museum tells the story of all the “Rosies” who came from all over the US during WWII to work on the naval ships while their husbands went to war. It hosts a Rosie Rally each year where thousands gather, dressed like Rosie, to celebrate women’s contribution to the future of our country. Surrounded by a grassy park on the Bay Trail and next to Assemble Restaurant, Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center is a fun outing for your whole family. 1414 Harbour Way So, Ste 3000 510-232-5050