Don Castro Regional Recreation Area

Don Castro Picnic Areas - Hayward

Fees
Parking: $5 weekends and holidays. $4 per trailer. Buses: $25/per bus.
Dogs: $2 per dog. Guide/service dogs free

Beach Access Fees
Adults $3, Children and Seniors $2
Hours
Park Hours
8am-10pm
8am-8pm (in winter months)

Gate Hours
Nov. 1-Feb. 28: 8am-8pm
Mar. 1-Oct. 31: 8am-10pm

Swim Hours
Closed for the 2021 season
Address
22400 Woodroe Avenue
Hayward, CA 94541
Phone
Reservations Department
1-888-327-2757 option 2
Don Castro Regional Recreation Area
1-888-327-2757, option 3, extension 4527

Venue Activities

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Picnicing
Picnicking

There are six (6) reservable sites at Don Castro Regional Recreation Area. Beer and wine are allowed with an additional permit. Alcohol is not allowed inside the swim area. Entrance to the swimming area is first come, first serve. A picnic reservation does not guarantee entrance to the swim area.

Green Heron (50 person capacity)

Inside swim area: Reservation includes 50 Beach Access wristbands with no cash value. Picnic site on concrete pad. Wheelchair accessible with a ramp and path from swim entry kiosk. Three (3) ADA picnic tables available.

Red Oak (35 person capacity)

Inside swim area: Reservation includes 35 Beach Access wristbands with no cash value. Restrooms located outside the swim area.

Siesta (100 person capacity)

Parking lot is approximately 300 yards away. Site is near fishing dock and lawn. Includes one (1) ADA chemical toilet

Twilight (50 person capacity)

Must walk across two parking lots to reach swim area. Site is adjacent to back parking lot and close to highway

Vista Hermosa (35 person capacity)

Inside swim area: Reservation includes 35 Beach Access wristbands with no cash value.

Whispering Creek (75 person capacity)

Site has view of lagoon/swim area

Visit the Picnic’s Frequently Asked Questions for information on fees, rules, making a reservation, and other important information when making a picnic reservation.

Green Heron (50 person capacity)

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Green Heron 1
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Green Heron 2
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Green Heron 3

Red Oak (35 person capacity)

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Red Oak 1
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Red Oak 2

Siesta (100 person capacity)

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Siesta 1
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Siesta 2
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Siesta 3

Twilight (50 person capacity)

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Twilight 3
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Twilight 5
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Twilight 7

 

Whispering Creek (75 person capacity)

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Whispering Creek 1

 

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Whispering Creek 2
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Whispering Creek 3

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.