GM Message: Safe Summer Fun in the Regional Parks

July 1, 2024

There’s nothing better than spending leisurely summer days in the East Bay Regional Parks. Popular summertime activities in Regional Parks include swimming, picnicking, barbecuing, fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, movie nights, day camps, adventure camps, and naturalist-led programs. From beaches, swimming pools, lagoons, and lakes, to campgrounds, picnic areas, and visitor centers, the Regional Parks have something for everyone. There are miles of sunny, treelined trails in the hills, cool and breezy trails along the shorelines, and seemingly endless places to explore throughout the parks. Whatever activity you choose, we hope you enjoy your time in Regional Parks this summer.

While enjoying these summer activities in Regional Parks, consider both heat and water safety before heading out. When temperatures rise, visitors should take extra precautions when spending time outdoors. Stay hydrated, seek out shade in extreme heat, wear sunscreen and protective clothing, and be sure to carry extra water for pets. During the summer swim season, recreate in areas with lifeguards on duty, keep a close eye on your children, and borrow a free loaner life jacket if you are unsure of your children’s or your own swimming abilities. With thoughtful planning, your summertime fun in the Regional Parks will provide a lifetime of fun memories.