Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks

Garin/Dry Creek Picnic Areas - Hayward

Parking: $5 per vehicle (when kiosk is attended); $4 per trailered vehicle. Buses: $25 per bus.
Dogs: $2 per dog. No fee for guide/service dogs.
Park Curfew
10pm - 5am

Park/Gate Hours
Nov. 1-Mar. 5: 8am-6pm
Mar. 6-Apr. 16: 8am-7pm
Apr. 17-May 21: 8am-8pm
May 22-Aug. 27: 8am-9pm
Aug. 28-Sep. 24: 8am-8pm
Sep. 25-Oct. 29: 8am-7pm

Visitor Center
Open Saturdays through Labor Day 11:30am - 5pm

Dry Creek Garden Hours
Open Thu - Sat 10am - 4pm
1320 Garin Avenue
Hayward, CA, US 94544
Reservations Department
1-888-327-2757 option 2
Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks
1-888-327-2757, option 3, extension 4530

Venue Activities


EXTREME Fire Danger in Effect for Parks in SW REGION on SATURDAY, July 2. Follow All Restrictions Below.

  • No open fires or barbeques of any type. Gas-fueled stoves are permitted in all areas.
  • No off-road driving. Drive only on designated roadways. Do not drive or park on dry grass; heat from vehicle's undercarriage can start a fire.
  • Secure all tow chains -  dragging tow chains can spark fires. 
  • Parks in South West region || See more info: Fire Danger Levels & Restrictions

There are four (4) reservable sites at Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks. Beer and wine are allowed without an additional permit.

Buttonwood (50 person capacity)

Parking and flush toilets approximately 100 yards away

Cattlemen’s (50 person capacity)

Parking and flush toilets approximately 100 yards away

Pioneer (50 person capacity)

Parking and flush toilets approximately 100 yards away

Ranchside (50 person capacity)

Parking and flush toilets approximately 150 yards away

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

Buttonwood (100 person capacity)

Buttonwood 2
Buttonwood 3

Cattlemen’s (100 person capacity)

Cattlemens 2
Cattlemens 3

Pioneer (50 person capacity)

Pioneer 2
Pioneer 3

Ranchside (100 person capacity)

Ranchside 2
Ranchside 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.