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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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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 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: 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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Park It by Ned MacKay: Coastal cleanup

| September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

By NED MACKAY East Bay Regional Parks District Coastal Cleanup, a statewide volunteer program to pick up trash and recyclables from shoreline parks, lakes and creeks, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Volunteers will work from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 21. In the regional parks, Coastal Cleanup work is planned at Big […]

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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 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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