Group Swimming Procedures

Notice
Information concerning Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae) Updates.

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

Baptisms require a picnic reservation and filling out the Swim Group Notification Form.

  • To make a picnic reservation, call 1-888-324-2757, option 2 at least 3 business days prior to your baptism. For Saturday or Sunday reservations, the last day to call is the prior Wednesday. Picnic sites are subject to availability. It is strongly recommended you make a reservation as soon as possible.
  • If the baptism is scheduled before 11am or after 6pm, lifeguards will NOT be on duty and will be considered “swim at your own risk”. Your group must stay within the designated swim area. If your group will be over 30 people, a special event permit may be required.
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