Tag: East Bay Regional Park District

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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Rattlesnakes active in area parks

| May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Snakes are on the move in area parks and open spaces, and the East Bay Regional Park District is issuing advisories to those who also are taking advantage of better weather and exploring the outdoors. Those visiting District parks should hike with friends, so help is available in an emergency, according to the advisory. In […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Be a docent at Black Diamond Mines

| May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you enjoy sharing knowledge of natural and cultural history with other people, consider training to become a docent at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch. Black Diamond docents are volunteers who assist the park’s naturalist staff with special events and school programs. Docents must be at least 18 years old. Four five-hour training […]

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East Bay Park District to acquire Roddy Ranch golf course

| April 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors has decided to acquire the 230-acre Roddy Ranch Golf Course. The acquisition, approved by the Board April 3, is being made in partnership with the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy, which is paying the bulk of the purchase price, according to announcement made by the […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Meet the people who take care of the parks

Park It by Ned MacKay: Meet the people who take care of the parks

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

From office staff to park rangers, from police and firefighters to nature educators, almost 800 dedicated employees – even more in the summer — keep the East Bay Regional Parks open and safe for the public to enjoy. You can meet some of them and find out more about what they do during “Rangers and […]

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