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 […]

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 […]

Protecting Access to Crab Cove

East Bay Regional Park District to Purchase GSA Property to Expand Popular Alameda Park Oct. 22, 2015 – The East Bay Regional Park District today announced it will become the owner of an important 3-acre parcel on McKay Ave in Alameda which will lead to the expansion of Crown Memorial State Beach. The Park District’s purchase […]

Help Save Ancient Forest Trail

Join others with your signature to help protect the Ancient Forest Trail east of Prince George BC October 23, 2015 Almost 400 people from Prince George and other parts of the globe have added their names to an online letter supporting the designation of a protected area around the Ancient Forest Trail, about an hour […]