Volunteer at Forest Home Farms Historic Park

If you have an interest in local history, gardening or how people lived in Victorian times, we are looking for you! Join us for an orientation on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 10:00am to learn about the exciting volunteer opportunities at Forest Home Farms Historic Park. Volunteering is fun, easy and flexible……weekday and weekend opportunities include: Farm Life Education Program Docents introduce 3rd grade […]

Dougherty Road Opening

San Ramon – Dougherty Road Opening and Closure of Old Dougherty Road Friday, August 12, 2016 (Dougherty Road Opening) Monday, August 29, 2016 (Closure of Old Dougherty Road) The long awaited opening of Dougherty Road south of the Plaza at Gale Ranch Shopping Center to Rancho San Ramon Community Park will take place Friday, August 12, 2016. The roadway […]

Water Features to Reopen

Exception from EBMUD allows features in two parks to open Just in time for the 4th of July weekend, water features at two of Danville’s parks will be flowing once again. Town of Danville Maintenance Services Director Jed Johnson said that earlier in the week he was informed by East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) […]

Splash into Summer and Swim at the Parks

by Beverly Lane East Bay Regional Park District is splashing into summer, with lifeguard service available at lots of district lakes and pools. Altogether the park district operates 10 guarded swim facilities, plus two beaches on San Francisco Bay where no lifeguard service is provided. Three good places for swimming and other activities are Castle […]

Martinez Regional Shoreline

By Beverly Lane For a breezy, scenic walk along the water with lots of bird life and a colorful history, the place to go is Martinez Regional Shoreline. The park is a cooperative venture of East Bay Regional Park District and the city of Martinez. An area of marshland and industrial fill was converted into […]

One Pair of Breeding Osprey in Contra Costa County

Erecting artificial nest platforms could help the Osprey by James Hale The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a fish-eating, diurnal bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. Sometimes called fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, or fish hawk, this large raptor is found in a wide variety of habitats on all continents except Antarctica. It nests […]

Memorial Day in East Bay Parks

Memorial Day is among the busiest weekends in the East Bay Regional Park District as thousands of visitors kick off summer with barbecues, hikes, picnics, swimming and other activities. Here are a few tips and reminders to ensure everyone’s holiday weekend is safe and enjoyable: Opt for a less popular park. Del Valle Regional Park […]

Seniors Invited to Hap Magee Ranch for Special Tour

Bounty Garden and Historical Walk of Hap Magee Ranch Park  Danville-area seniors are invited to grab a friend, get outdoors and enjoy one of Danville’s great parks in a whole new way by taking part in the upcoming Bounty Garden and Hap Magee Ranch Park historical walk.  The event is set for Tuesday, May 24, 2016 […]

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, […]

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