Tag: East Bay Regional Park District

Park It by Ned Mackay: Whitney Dotson Celebration

| December 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Retiring regional park district director Whitney Dotson will be honored during a celebration from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, rain or shine, at Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline in Richmond. The event also celebrates the district’s efforts to protect public access to shoreline at Miller/Knox. Director Dotson has served on the park district board […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Holiday season in the regional parks

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

By NED MACKAY East Bay Regional Parks District There are always lots of holiday season programs in the East Bay Regional Parks, especially at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, where Victorian-era Christmas celebrations are recreated. First on the calendar is a Christmas Evening Open House at the park’s historic Patterson mansion. It’s from 5:30 to […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Newt alert

| November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the rainy season nears, it’s time again for the annual migration of newts, a variety of salamander, from the woods and fields where they live dormant during the summer to the ponds and streams where they meet to mate. One of their migration routes takes them across South Park Drive at Tilden Regional Park […]

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Senator Glazer named recipient of 2019 Radke Championing Advocacy Award

Senator Glazer named recipient of 2019 Radke Championing Advocacy Award

| November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sacramento, CA – State Senator Steve Glazer has been awarded the East Bay Regional Park District and Regional Parks Foundation’s 2019 Radke Championing Advocacy Award. Senator Glazer was instrumental in securing $5 million in the 2018-19 State Budget for improvements at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore, including upgrades to the park’s aging water delivery […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Fire season

| November 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

In view of all the recent fire emergencies, it seems appropriate to provide some information about the East Bay Regional Park District Fire Department. The park district maintains a fully equipped and trained fire department with its main station in Tilden Regional Park near Berkeley. Fire engines and other firefighting equipment are also in place […]

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Park It by Ned Mackay: Monarch butterflies

Park It by Ned Mackay: Monarch butterflies

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The season is approaching when monarch butterflies congregate at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont and several other Bay Area locations, where they overwinter as part of their multi-generational migratory life cycle. Ardenwood schedules a series of programs from late November through February during which visitors can search for the clusters of butterflies in the park’s […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Halloween

| October 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Halloween comes on Thursday, Oct. 31 this year. In anticipation, the East Bay Regional Parks are staging several Halloween-themed programs leading up to it. At Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, it all starts with a Halloween edition of Discovery Days, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27. […]

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Park It with Ned MacKay: Cowboy hootenanny

Park It with Ned MacKay: Cowboy hootenanny

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

By NED MACKAY East Bay Regional Parks District All things Western will be celebrated in style at the Cowboy Hootenanny on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Sunol Regional Wilderness in southern Alameda County. The event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities will include live folk and bluegrass music, hands-on ranching activities, and general celebration […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Harvest Festival

| October 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

All kinds of traditional autumn activities and entertainment are on the program during the Ardenwood Harvest Festival, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 13, at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont. Visitors can search a five-acre field for ears of Indian corn and popcorn, and take home a […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: FAM Fest

| September 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A reminder: FAM Fest!, East Bay Regional Park District’s free Fall Arts and Music Festival, is from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline in Oakland. The event celebrates the district’s 85th anniversary year. The venue is the newly refurbished Bridge Yard building at 210 Burma Road, which […]

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