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 […]

Community Courts Help Our Justice System

by Contra Costa County Supervisor, Candace Anderson How do we save costs and create a more effective justice system? Contra Costa County’s District Attorney’s Office and several local police agencies have begun a Community Courts program. The program provides a person who has been arrested or cited by the police for a low level crime, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]