Outdoor Day Camps Great for Kids and Teens

Outdoor Day Camps with Park District provide learning and recreation leadership experience to local teens The East Bay Regional Park District offers fun and affordable outdoor day camps for kids and youth at a number of convenient locations. Park’N It Day Camp takes place in a different Regional Park each week, and offers hiking, fishing, […]

Park District Bans Smoking and Drones

The East Bay Park District Bans Smoking and Drones, Adds Single-Track Bike Trails April 21, 2016 – The East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors unanimously approved changes to the District’s rules Tuesday, adding a ban on smoking, increasing the number of single-track bike trails and adding specific language prohibiting drones. The smoking ban came at […]

Arrest Made on Iron Horse Trail

Suspect Arrested for Hitting, Blocking People on Iron Horse Trail East Bay Regional Park District police arrested a man in Alamo Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of false imprisonment, misdemeanor battery and assault upon pedestrians on the Iron Horse Trail. The incident was first reported to Park District police at 1:50 p.m. Police received several reports […]

Castle Rock Falcons and Wildflowers

  by Beverly Lane   It’s nesting season again for peregrine falcons at the Castle Rocks near Walnut Creek, so the rock formations are closed to the public. The rocks are located within Mt. Diablo State Park. However, people often access them from the Stage Road Trail, which runs along Pine Creek through Castle Rock […]

Beautiful Briones

Beautiful Briones By Beverly Lane; If you’re looking for a regional park that’s convenient to urban areas, but nevertheless has a wild and remote sense to it, Briones is the place to go. With more than 6,000 acres of grassy ridgelines and forested canyons, Briones Regional Park is a nearby wilderness surrounded by the towns […]

New Leadership on Park District Board

The East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors has inducted new leaders for 2016. Doug Siden of Alameda will serve as president; Beverly Lane of Danville will serve as vice president; Dennis Waespi of Castro Valley will serve as treasurer; and Diane Burgis of Oakley will serve as secretary. Whitney Dotson of Richmond, Ayn […]

Canine Corral in Danville Reopens 1/22

Popular local amenity to be open on January 22, 2016 Danville dog owners will have the opportunity to take their furry companions out for some winter exercise at the Canine Corral, after it was announced that the popular dog park at Hap Magee Ranch Park would end the annual winter moratorium early. Maintenance Services Director Jed […]

Reducing Psychiatric Emergency Calls

By Candace Anderson In California our Counties have the responsibility to provide mental health services for our communities. In Contra Costa we continually look for innovative approaches to address this serious issue. As we’ve seen in many recent tragic events, the mentally ill often come in contact with law enforcement. We’re actively doing something about […]

Drones Prohibited in East Bay Regional Parks

Enjoy Your New Drones—Just Not in the Parks Dec. 23, 2015 – With hundreds of Bay Area residents expected to receive drones as holiday gifts, the East Bay Regional Park District reminds park visitors that drones – motorized, remote-controlled aircraft – are illegal in all parks and open space areas in the District. Drones are […]

Veterans Day at the USS Hornet

USS Hornet Museum to Host Special Veterans Day Ceremony November 11th  Annual tradition onboard Bay Area aircraft carrier to include procession and memorial wreath toss  Alameda, CA —October 28, 2015—The USS Hornet Museum (Hornet) announces that it will host a special Veterans Day tribute honoring veterans past and present. The ceremony will take place onboard […]

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