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Select swim facilities will open Memorial Day weekend with limited capacity and by pre-registration only. Swim hours for most facilities are 11am-6pm daily. Every person must be registered in order to enter the swim area, including infants.
|Swim Facility||City||Link to Pre-register|
|Diablo Foothills/Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area||Walnut Creek||Reserve swimming at Diablo Foothills/Castle Rock|
|Contra Loma Regional Park||Antioch||Reserve swimming at Contra Loma|
|Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area||Castro Valley||Reserve swimming at Cull Canyon|
|Don Castro Regional Recreation Area||Hayward||Reserve swimming at Don Castro|
|Roberts Regional Recreation Area||Oakland||Reserve swimming at Roberts|
Open-water swimming at Crown Memorial State Beach and Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline is not restricted. No lifeguards are provided at shoreline beaches; swim at your own risk.
Shadow Cliffs and Quarry Lakes will be closed for the 2021 season due to low water levels.
Del Valle, Lake Anza, and Temescal are currently closed due to unsafe cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) levels. Water quality is evaluated regularly to determine if safe levels will permit reopening.
The East Bay Regional Park District swim facilities include six open-water lakefront beaches, three chlorinated lagoons, two pools, and two bay shoreline beaches. Before visiting any swim facilities, review the official swimming Visitor Rules and Regulations. [PDF]
For more information about swimming lessons, junior lifeguards and other aquatic programs please visit the East Bay Lifeguards website.
Beach wheelchairs are available at Contra Loma in Antioch, Del Valle in Livermore, Don Castro in Castro Valley, Quarry Lakes in Fremont, Shadow Cliffs in Pleasanton, Lake Temescal in Oakland and Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda and Tilden's Lake Anza in Berkeley. To arrange for use of a chair, call the park office prior to visiting. The outdoor pool at Roberts Regional Recreation Area in the Oakland hills and Castle Rock Recreation Area in Walnut Creek is heated and is disabled accessible.
If you are interested in Adaptive Swim Lessons, please call (510) 690-6625 for more information.
Swimming at your own risk is allowed in designated areas and when lifeguards are off-duty at some parks. These include Del Valle, Shadow Cliffs, Lake Anza, Quarry Lakes, and Lake Temescal. Swim lessons for children are offered at Contra Loma and Roberts Pool. A Junior Lifeguard program is also offered at several lakes. For information, browse our Aquatic Programs at http://www.EBParks.org/Register or call 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757).
Swimmers must follow all Posted Regulations [PDF]
Alcohol, glass containers, fires, and dogs are prohibited at ALL swimming areas.
Children 12 years old and under are not permitted in the swimming area unless accompanied by a responsible, actively supervising, individual 16 years old or older. Water Safety Information.
Swimmers at Contra Loma, Cull Canyon, Roberts Pool, Castle Rock pool, Don Castro,
Lake Temescal , Lake Anza, and Quarry Lakes who wish to enter chest deep water, are required to wear an identifying wrist band, issued by the lifeguards. This band indicates you have passed a swim test.
Swim diapers are required at chlorinated swim facilities: Contra Loma, Cull Canyon, Castle Rock, Don Castro, Roberts.