Tag: East Bay Regional Park District

Park it by Ned MacKay: Closing a Bay Trail gap

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Construction is planned to close one of the largest remaining gaps in a trail that when completed will encircle all of San Francisco Bay. The project will extend the existing trail for one mile between Buchanan and Gilman Streets west of Golden Gate Fields in Albany and Berkeley. The trail section will be constructed on […]

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Park it by Ned MacKay: Monarch butterfly research

| November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The time is fast approaching when monarch butterflies will make their appearance in the Bay Area, where the insects overwinter as part of their multi-generational migratory life cycle. One of their favorite winter homes is a eucalyptus grove at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont. And you can help with research on the monarchs by learning […]

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Park District General Manager Robert Doyle awarded prestigious Pugsley Medal

Park District General Manager Robert Doyle awarded prestigious Pugsley Medal

| November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

On September 26, 2018, Robert E. Doyle, East Bay Regional Park District’s General Manager, received the 2018 Honorable Cornelius Amory Pugsley Award medal. Selected by the American Academy of Park and Recreation Administration, the award honors champions of parks and conservation. It is the most prestigious award given for work toward the promotion and development […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Keen for Halloween

Park It by Ned MacKay: Keen for Halloween

| October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Goblins and ghosts will gather to celebrate Halloween with non-scary activities at several East Bay Regional Parks in coming days. Here’s a roundup. A day of “Halloween Hijinks” is in store from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, with naturalist Mindy Castle. There will be three […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Coastal Cleanup

| September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every year at this time, there’s a call for volunteers to help remove trash and recyclables from shoreline parks, lakes and along creeks throughout California. Coastal Cleanup 2018 is from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 15. East Bay Regional Park District will participate at nine regional parklands. Volunteers should bring a refillable water […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Labor Day weekend in the regional parks

Park It by Ned MacKay: Labor Day weekend in the regional parks

| September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you’re not leaving town on Labor Day weekend, there are all kinds of enjoyable activities planned close to home in the East Bay Regional Parks. Check out Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, which will stage its annual Rail Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 1 through 3 The fair […]

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Colin Coffey officially files for East Bay Park District Director

| August 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

(Press Release) East Bay Regional Park District Director Colin Coffey, who was appointed to the Board in February 2017, announced his candidacy for election this November. “I love our East Bay Parks,” said Coffey. “I am passionate about improving access to parklands and trails and continuing to enhance everyone’s Parks experience.” Coffey and his family […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Don’t forget the water

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the dog days of summer approach, it’s worth repeating some advice: bring lots of water when you visit the regional parks and other open spaces. In the regional parks, there generally are not sources of drinking water once you have left the trailheads and picnic areas. And August heat can sneak up on you, […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Independence Day at East Bay Parks

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

By NED MACKAY East Bay Regional Parks Two of the East Bay Regional Parks plan special events to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont will stage its annual Independence Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. It’s a 19th Century-style community festival with patriotic music […]

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Cooler temps, new contest boost crowds at annual BBQ Festival

Cooler temps, new contest boost crowds at annual BBQ Festival

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Event disrupted by protestors on Saturday MARTINEZ, Calif. – With favorable weather and a picturesque venue the annual King of the County BBQ Festival hosted by the Martinez Chamber of Commerce drew large crowds eager to sample a variety of food. Last year a stifling heat wave kept the crowd low at the yearly festival, […]

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