Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area


Before visiting any swim facility, review:
Water Safety Tips
Parks Rules & Regulations - Swimming
Swimming Visitor Rules and Regulations (PDF)
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In case of Emergency/Incident in Progress, call 911 or (510) 881-1121 from a cell.
For Non-Emergencies, call (510) 881-1833, or submit a Park Watch Report online.

Swimming Facilities

The East Bay Regional Park District swim facilities include six open-water lakefront beaches, three chlorinated lagoons, two pools, and two bay shoreline beaches.

For OPEN/CLOSED status, swim fees, and lifeguard schedule, click on swim facility links below. Walk-ins for all open locations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. Cull Canyon and Don Castro also offer an optional swim entry registration on weekends and holidays during the swim season.

Swim entry registration opening schedules are as follow:
- April 16 for April and May
- May 5 for June
- June 4 for July
- July 2 for August and September



Beach wheelchairs are available at:

Beach wheelchairs, intended to provide a means for wheelchair users to travel across the beach, are available for free on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are not intended to enter the water. To reserve a chair, call the park office prior to visiting. A staff member will bring the chair out to the beach. It takes approximately 15 minutes to prepare the chair. Staff will give a brief orientation of the chair's use and arrange a time for the chair to be returned.  

The following swim facilities are accessible to swimmers with disabilities:

Each facility has an accessible pool lift, restrooms, changing rooms, and drinking fountains. Visit Park page for more info about other accessible facilities.

If you are interested in Adaptive Swim Lessons, please call (510) 690-6625 for more information.

Swimming Facilities Map

This map shows locations of all Park District swim facilities.

Junior Lifeguard programs are also offered at several lakes. For information about swimming lessons, junior lifeguards, and other aquatic programs please visit the Lifeguard Services webpage, browse programs at or call 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757).

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