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, […]

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 […]