Group Swimming Procedures

Notice
Information concerning blue-green algae and other water-quality issues.

THE GROUP SWIM NOTIFICATION FORM FORM WILL BECOME AVAILABLE THE FIRST MONDAY IN MARCH

Group Swim Notification

  • A group is defined as: “any group in a day care or school/camp setting, of 10 or more children.
  • Available only DURING regularly scheduled lifeguard hours 
  • Please note for every TEN CHILDREN AT LEAST ONE ADULT MUST BE ACTIVELY SUPERVISING the children while they are in the water
  • 5 working days advance notice required
  • Pay applicable Beach/Pool Access Fees at the park on swim day
  • Please fill out the online Group Swim Notification Form to schedule a date, time and location.

Pool/Lagoon Rental

  • Two-hour minimum
  • Limited dates/times available weekdays May-Sept OUTSIDE scheduled lifeguard hours. Call for availability.
  • Available at the following facilities: Cull Canyon, Roberts, Contra Loma, Don Castro, Castle Rock
  • 30 days advance notice required
  • Additional requirements: $2 million general liability insurance naming the East Bay Regional Park District as additional insured. Coverage must be primary. Call or refer to rental contract for details.
  • PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Must show School Board approval and collect waivers from all participants.
  • Please fill out the online Group Swim Notification Form to schedule a date, time and location.

Lifeguard Rental

  • Two-hour minimum
  • Limited dates/times available weekdays May-Sept OUTSIDE scheduled lifeguard hours. Call for availability.
  • Available at the following facilities: Del Valle, Shadow Cliffs, Temescal, Lake Anza, Quarry Lakes
  • Use of swim area is not exclusive
  • 30 days advance notice required
  • Additional requirements: $2 million general liability insurance naming the East Bay Regional Park District as additional insured. Coverage must be primary. Call or refer to rental contract for details.
  • PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Must show School Board approval and collect waivers from all participants.
  • Please fill out the online Group Swim Notification Form to schedule a date, time and location.

Fees for Pool, Lagoon or Lifeguard Rental

  • Fees subject to change.
GROUP SIZE* RATE FOR FIRST 2 HOURS** ADDITIONAL HOURS
1 - 50 $225 $75
51 - 100 $275 $100
101 - 150 $325 $125
151 - 200 $375 $150
201 - 250 $425 $175
251 - 300 $475 $200

*Group size cannot exceed maximum capacity of the facility. 
**Two hour minimum on all swim reservations.

Baptisms

At gated facilities: Cull Canyon lagoon, Don Castro lagoon, Contra Loma lagoon, Roberts Pool, Castle Rock pool

  • Before 11am or after 6pm  > Baptism OK, but requires a special event permit for more information and lifeguard staff time will be charged
  • During public swim (11am-6pm) > baptisms NOT permitted

At non-gated facilities: Lake Del Valle, Shadow Cliffs, Quarry Lakes, Lake Anza, Lake Temescal

  • Before 11am or after 6pm > Baptisms OK without a special event permit if under 50 people; considered “swim at your own risk” as lifeguards will NOT be on duty; and your group must stay within the designated swim area
  • During public swim (11am-6pm) > Baptisms may be allowed, but it is dependent upon lifeguard staffing levels, weather, and crowd numbers the day of. Please contact the Aquatic Manager (510) 690-6622 a few days before to discuss the possibility and logistics

 

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