The public’s love for parks is apparent each weekend, with many parking areas and staging areas becoming full by mid-morning. To avoid busy parks, consider these three amazing, yet less frequented, Regional Parks.
Brushy Peak Regional Preserve (Livermore) is a 1,702-foot landmark at the juncture of the Bay Area, Delta, and Central Valley. Watch for red-tailed hawks, ferruginous hawks, and golden eagles on the park's scenic trails. Please note, dogs must be on leash.
Hayward Regional Shoreline (Hayward) consists of salt, fresh, and brackish water marshes and seasonal wetlands, with five miles of public trails along the shoreline and levees along which visitors enjoy hiking, biking, and birdwatching.
Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area (El Sobrante) is situated at the base of San Pablo Dam. Towering eucalyptus trees offer a fragrant, calm setting for all kinds of activities, including picnicking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, horseshoes and volleyball.