Briones Wildflowers

Briones Picnic Areas - Lafayette / Martinez


Parking: $3 per vehicle (when kiosk is attended); $3 per trailered vehicle. Buses: $25/per bus.
Dogs: $2 per dog. Guide and Service dogs are free.
PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are required to be on leash (six-foot maximum) in certain areas within the park.


Alhambra and Bear Creek
Jan. 1-31: 8am-5pm
Feb. 1-Mar. 13: 8am-6pm
Mar. 14-Apr. 10: 8am-7pm
Apr. 11-Sep. 5: 8am-8pm
Sep. 6-Nov. 6: 8am-7pm
Nov. 7-Dec. 31: 8am-5pm

Parking Lot Hours
8am to sunset


5363 Alhambra Valley Rd.
Martinez, CA, US 94553


Reservations Department
1-888-327-2757, option 2
Briones Regional Park
1-888-327-2757, option 3, extension 4508

Venue Activities


There are three (3) reservable sites at Briones Regional Park. Beer and wine are allowed without a permit.
For Picnic Reservations, please call our Reservations Department. Phone: 1-888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 2.  

Picnic Sites

Crow Picnic Area (50 person capacity)

Maximum site capacity is 50
Parking lot is 100 yards from site - a wagon is recommended to transport heavy items.

ADA Accessibility: ADA accessible site. Accessible Restroom 100 feet from site

Site Info | Map | FAQs | Availability | Contact Reservations

Newt Hollow Picnic Area (150 person capacity)

Maximum site capacity is 150
A popular site for weddings, it is well shaded by large oak trees and has a platform often used for small wedding ceremonies.
It is located near the Bear Creek entrance to the park. Two chemical toilets are 200 yards from site.

Site Info | Map | FAQs | Availability | Contact Reservations

Oak Grove Picnic Area (50 person capacity)

Maximum site capacity is 50
The site is located at the Bear Creek entrance to park at the edge of a large meadow next to a steep creek bank. Shady or Partially Shaded.

Site Info | Map | FAQs | Availability | Contact Reservations

Contact Reservations

Reservations & drop-in info for upcoming activities, classes, programs & events and
indoor facilities & picnic sites availability info can be accessed online, 24 hours a day.

For questions and Indoor Facilities/Picnic Reservations,
please call our Reservations Department
Phone: 1-888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 2
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Closed weekends and holidays.