Water Safety

Information concerning cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and other water-quality issues.

BEFORE visiting any East Bay Regional Park District swimming facilities, please take a few moments to download and review the official swimming Visitor Rules and Regulations. [PDF]

Learn CPR: cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Updated with new CPR Guidelines (for non professional rescuers) issued by the American Heart Association.

Water Safety Tips

  • If you’re unsure of your swimming abilities, wear a life-jacket.
  • Each of our swim facilities has free loaner life-jackets available.

Keep a close eye on your children. Drowning can occur quickly and silently, even in a foot of water. Refrain from drinking alcohol if you plan on swimming. Only swim in areas with a lifeguard on duty. Boats must have life-jackets for every person on board. Those under age 16 must wear life-jackets while on a boat. Click here for more information about the State of California boating safety laws. If you’re not a strong swimmer, take swim lessons! The Park District and most East Bay cities offer swim lessons throughout the summer. Find out more here.

Water Safety Resources

Sun Safety