Tag: East Bay Regional Park District

Park It by Ned MacKay: Garin Apple Fesitval

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Apples in all their delicious variety are at the core of the Garin Apple Festival, which will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Garin Regional Park in Hayward. The park is home to an antique apple orchard, maintained by volunteers, that has varieties of apples you won’t find in your supermarket. […]

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Park District issues 10-Year report on Measure WW Grant Program: $117 million invested in park and recreation projects

Park District issues 10-Year report on Measure WW Grant Program: $117 million invested in park and recreation projects

| August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Oakland, CA – The East Bay Regional Park District, consistent with its tradition of strong fiscal management and transparency, has published a 10-year report on its Measure WW local grant program. The report showcases the many local park and recreation projects throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties funded by the Park District. As of 2019, […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Night hikes at Black Diamond Mines

Park It by Ned MacKay: Night hikes at Black Diamond Mines

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

During the heat of summer, early evening is a good time to explore the East Bay Regional Parks. With that in mind, the naturalists at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch are offering two twilight programs in coming days. The first is “Twilight on the Trail,” from 7:15 to 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Free concert at Crab Cove

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Among the many pleasures that are offered during summertime in the East Bay Regional Parks are the free concerts, and there’s one on Friday, Aug. 9 at Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda, featuring the band “Jazz Mafia.”. The center stays open until 8 p.m. with activities on the deck starting at 4:30. The concert […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Summer stargazing

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Summer is a perfect time for stargazing, with milder evening temperatures while constellations, planets, galaxies and nebulae parade across the evening sky. There’s a great opportunity for summer astronomy in a program from 8:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Arroyo Road Staging Area of Del Valle Regional Park. The Tri-Valley Stargazers […]

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Park It by Ned Mackay: District seeks survey responses

| July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The East Bay Regional Park District wants to hear from you. More specifically, the District has set up an online survey to obtain the public’s thoughts on the district’s future programs and facilities. Survey participants can weigh in on what they feel are the most pressing issues facing the district, what features and activities could […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Lots to do in regional parks

Park It by Ned MacKay: Lots to do in regional parks

| July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the summer season reaches its peak, there’s lots to see and do in all of the East Bay Regional Parks. For instance, original work by local artists will be showcased in an exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays July 13, 14, 20 and 21 at Big Break Regional Shoreline […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Summer is here

Park It by Ned MacKay: Summer is here

| June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Astronomically at least, the solstice is the first day of summer. It’s the longest day of the year, when the sun reaches its highest elevation in the northern hemisphere. This year it’s on Friday, June 21. The naturalists at Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley will celebrate it with a sunset walk from 7:30 to […]

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Park It: Sand castle contest

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By NED MACKAY East Bay Regional Parks District Towers of sand will rise from the strand during the annual Sand Castle and Sculpture Contest at Crown Beach in Alameda, a perennial family-friendly favorite. This year it’s on Saturday, June 8. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at the beach house near the Crown Beach entrance at […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Memorial Day in the parks

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Five of the East Bay Regional Parks plan special activities on Monday, May 27 in celebration of Memorial Day, the national holiday that honors those who died in service to the United States. Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont will host an admission-free day of fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can help with […]

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