Welcome to Baylands
The Baylands in Fremont, California has a rich history that stretches back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by the Ohlone people, who lived along the coast of California for thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers.
In the 18th century, Spanish explorers and missionaries arrived in the area and established missions and settlements throughout California, including Mission San Jose in present-day Fremont. The Spanish colonizers brought with them new technologies and crops that would shape the landscape of the Baylands for centuries to come.
In the 19th century, California became part of the United States, and the Baylands became an important hub for agriculture and transportation. Railroads were built to transport goods to and from the Baylands, and the area became a major producer of crops like asparagus and tomatoes.
During the 20th century, the Baylands began to change as the area became more urbanized. Housing developments and industrial parks were built, and the wetlands were drained and filled in to make way for new developments. However, in the 1970s, a movement to preserve the remaining wetlands began, and the city of Fremont and other organizations began to acquire and restore wetlands in the area.
Today, the Baylands is a mix of developed areas and restored wetlands. The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including shorebirds, waterfowl, and other species. The Baylands also provides important recreational opportunities for residents and visitors, with trails for hiking, biking, and birdwatching, as well as facilities for boating and other activities.
- Elementary: Forest Park, Ardenwood and Warwick
- Junior High: Thornton
- High School: American High