On the former Mare Island Naval Base in Vallejo is a lush and old fashioned-looking circular park, centered around a quaint, 19th-century bandstand—that, and a 28-foot intercontinental ballistic missile launched from a Cold War-era nuclear-powered su... more
Amador Valley Community Park's big attraction seems to be their aquatic facility. The play areas are small and not unique. However, there is a great path around the perimeter of the park that is good for bike riding. - http://www.great-kids-parks.com... more
In 1849, George Patterson left the Midwest for California's gold fields. He tried mining for a year but failed miserably. He decided to turn to something he know how to do well; farming. By 1877, he transformed himself into one of the wealthiest a... more
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Bay Nature Institute is dedicated to educating the people of the San Francisco Bay Area about, and celebrating the beauty of, the surrounding natural world. We publish a full-color quarterly magazine, host a full-featured website with interactive map... more
Belden, off the Feather River, is a small town in Plumas County, California. Head into the foothills on Highway 70 from Oroville into the Plumas National Forest. more
Five picnic tables and two barbecues are available at the eastern end of City Park adjacent to West K Street.  Designated tables are situated in the area of crushed granite and signage is posted indicating that the tables are in a reservable are... more
Aquatic Park provides a wide range of recreational opportunities, including bird-watching, boating, hiking, and the "Dream Land for Kids" play area, as well as a habitat for bird and aquatic life. more
The Marina's 52 acres of water and 975 berths can accommodate crafts from 16' to 84'. Surge and rough water are eliminated by an entrance breakwater. Berths have storage lockers, water, electrical outlets, night lighting, parking, restrooms and show... more
A wonderful little bit of green behind city hall.  more
You may only access Brooks Island as part of a scheduled East Bay Regional Park District naturalist tour. Please call the Reservations Department at (888) 327-2757, option 2 or visit EBParks.org/Register for the current schedule of trips. ------- B... more
Found very close to Camp Pollock is the Jedediah Smith Trail, also known as the American River Parkway, stretching 32 miles upstream to Nimbus and Folsom Dam. The trail is considered one of the longest paved purpose-built bike trails in the country.... more
Features: * Multi-purpose turf PLAY STRUCTURE * Soccer practice * Full basketball court * Tennis courts (3) * Volleyball court * Tot play area featuring dome climber, spring toys, tot swings, bridge and concrete crawl tunnels, wood play... more
At City Slicker Farms, we believe that healthy, affordable food is a universal human right. This belief is demonstrated daily through our work with individuals, community groups, and other like-minded organizations to develop and support high-yield u... more
Amenities: Tennis courts, children's play area, picnic area, community center with seniors' programs, gazebo, softball/youth soccer field (closed in August for refurbishment), native plant/butterfly habitat garden, restrooms, connection to the Iron H... more
Crab Cove Visitor Center at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda celebrates 35 years in 2014. Since 1979, we have been connecting people with the marine and shoreline life, as well as Alameda history. You can see bay creatures in the 800-gallon aqua... more
DeFremery Recreation Center, housed in a historic Victorian style building in the heart of West Oakland, offers many cultural, educational, and recreational programs for youth and teens. Popular programming includes the African Dance class and Summer... more
This park has tennis courts, a swimming pool, play structures, grassy fields, and basketball courts. There are also hiking trails going up Sausal Creek, BBQ and picnic areas. The Recreation Center is available to rent, has a commercial kitchen, deck... more
Discovery Park is where the American River meets the Sacramento River. One of Sacramento County’s best boat launches, recreational boaters get the chance to explore both of Sacramento’s wild and scenic rivers.  About the Park:... more
In the heart of California's high-tech industry lies a 30,000-acre oasis for millions of migratory birds and endangered species.  The nation's first urban national wildlife refuge sits on the southern end of San Francisco Bay.  The refuge,... more
Fernandez Ranch offers stunning views, shaded hiking trails and a variety of wildlife, including many threatened plant and animal species. Visitors can gaze at the glittering blue of the San Francisco Bay from its ridge tops. Located between Hercules... more
Two playgrounds: one meant for toddlers and another for children who are a bit older. Basketball hoops, a small baseball diamond, two tennis courts and recreation center. Site is also available for picnic rentals.  Swimming pool at Franklin is m... more
The Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation is a registered non-profit that bridges the gap between the City of Oakland’s offices of Parks and Recreation and Public Works, helping to fund the public’s need for safe, clean and well-maintai... more
On 325 acres of pristine natural countryside, Gibson Ranch Park is one of Northern California’s great family destinations. In lovely Elverta, less than fifteen miles from downtown Sacramento, this amazing natural resource offers a world of fun... more
Ball fields 3-6 are closed every Thursday for maintenance from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Ball fields 1 and 2 are closed for maintenance every Wednesday from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and closed for refurbishment March through April. Phone Numbers:&nbsp... more
A nice plaza/park that features the "Remember Them: Champions for Humanity" sculptures; recognizing 25 political and humanitary figures of the recent past:  Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Maya Angelou, Susan B. Anthony, Ruby Bridges, Cesar Cha... more
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26 Acres - Two ballfields, basketball court, sand volleyball court, multi-use field, jogging track, concession building, restroom, two tot play areas, trails to Hidden Valley Park and around the lake and a large parking lot. All picnic areas are firs... more
The El Cerrito Natural Area is a city park with expansive views of the San Francisco Bay, wildflower-filled meadows, noisy creeks and quite woods. Here is a place to share them all. Please invite your friends and spread the love. more
Contains tot lot, barbecue pits, picnic tables, soccer fields and restrooms. Named in honor of the bicentennial year in which it was created. The land was dedicated to the public by the Sunset Development Company. It was part of the old Crum Ranch... more
Jean Sweeney Open Space Park is bordered by Constitution Way, Atlantic Avenue and Sherman Street. It is located on the former Alameda Beltline Railroad property that was secured by the City at its original purchase price due to the advocacy efforts... more
Enter Joaquin Miller Park and you will quickly forget that you are minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Hikers, equestrians, bicyclists, joggers and picnickers from all over the Bay Area regularly frequent the 500-acre park.  Th... more
Davis Park Fields has 2 regulation league size baseball fields with field lights, and an open field that may be used for sports rentals like soccer or football. The Multi-Purpose Room facility has a capacity of 80 people. There is no alcohol allowed... more
John Hinkel Park, located in a beautiful hillside oak grove offers a range of recreational opportunities as well as an amphitheatre for outdoor performances. more
John Hinkel Park, located in a beautiful hillside oak grove offers a range of recreational opportunities as well as an amphitheatre for outdoor performances. The amphitheatre is available for rental. For reservations or more information, call the Ci... more
Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area offers a comfortable setting for either small or large group picnics (some by reservation) or informal gatherings of friends and families. The grove is situated at the base of San Pablo Dam, and its whispering e... more
The Lafayette Reservoir is an open-cut man-made terminal water storage reservoir owned and operated by the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD). Completed in 1933, it was intended solely as a standby water supply for EBMUD customers.  EBM... more
Located in Tilden Park, Lake Anza is surrounded by great walking trails. Lake Anza has a sandy beach has lifeguards during the swim season. There are fees when a lifeguard is on duty and payment can be made with a credit or debit card.   Duri... more
The 315-acre Lake Chabot is stocked with trout and catfish. There are also bass, crappie, and other fish. A popular event is the annual spring fishing derby. The several fishing piers include one with access for the disabled, and there is a wheelchai... more
Lake Merritt is a large tidal lagoon that lies just east of downtown Oakland. It is surrounded by parkland and city neighborhoods. A popular 3.1 mile (5 km) walking and jogging path runs along its perimeter. It is historically significant as the Un... more
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Lakeside Park is best known for Lake Merritt which is one of the most celebrated and accessible parks in Oakland with hundreds of visitors enjoying the park and its unique amenities daily. There are so many enjoyable activities and places to have an... more
Lakeside Park Garden Center (Marsha J. Corprew Memorial) at Lake Merritt was founded in the 1950’s serving as a cultural and educational center through the efforts of Oakland East Bay Garden Center Inc. and the City.  The Lakeside Park Gar... more
Children's play areas, connection to walking trails, open turf area, picnic areas, restrooms, sand volleyball court, swimming (May-September), tennis. Larkey Park is also home to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum and the Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society... more
The Lefty Gomez Recreation Center is available for renting, equipped with a full kitchen - good for wedding receptions, birthday, meetings and last services. Baseball Fields:  There are 3 fields and 1 has lights for night games.  more
A pristine wooded canyon is protected in this 290-acre parkland near Merritt College in Oakland. Restoration is in progress along Rifle Range Creek along Leona Trail to reduce erosion and protect the riparian ecosystem. Dogs and humans are not allowe... more