Dumping was suspended in 1987 in an effort to save the bay from pollution. Subsequently it has become a walking trail and dog walk, filled with sculptures and urban art.
Sculptor and activist lawyer Osha Neumann has created some of the largest works. He often collaborates with Jason DeAntonis. Sniff, a group of artists composed of Scott Hewitt, Scott Meadows and David Ryan, painted large, highly imaginative "murals" on wood and erected more sculptures on the northwest corner of The Bulb. Another Bulb landmark, referred to as "The Castle," is a large concrete, rebar and plaster shelter which sits on the south west corner of the Bulb, directly opposite the Golden Gate Bridge. The Bulb has been used for informal concerts and even a production of Shakespeare's The Tempest presented by We Players, a Bay Area site-specific theatre company.
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|Sample of graffiti|
|Martha Wolfe photographing The Castle|
|Fog rolling into Berkeley in background|