Don Castro Regional Recreation Area

Don Castro Swim Lagoon


$3.00 age 16-61
$2.00 age 1-15
$2.00 seniors 62+ or disabled
FREE under 1 year
$5 Parking Fee


Weekends and holidays: May 27 - Sep 17
Weekdays: Jun 12 - Aug 18


22400 Woodroe Ave, Hayward, CA 94541


(510) 544-3073

Venue Activities


Swim Facility Dates at Don Castro

Open Weekends and Holidays (only) May 27- June 11
Open daily June 12 - August 18
Open Weekends and Holidays (only) August 19 - September 17

Plan in advance! Pre-register below for weekends and holidays. General information

NOTE: If capacity is reached, access to the swim lagoon closes for the day

Located in Don Castro Regional Recreation Area, swimming in the chlorinated swim lagoon is a main attraction from the end of May through September. There is a bathhouse with shower, vending machines, a sandy beach and large lawn areas. Swimming is allowed only when lifeguards are on duty.

Several picnic tables and charcoal BBQs are available for use inside the swim area on a first-come, first-serve basis. No alcohol and no glass containers are allowed. Portable gas grills are allowed, but not on the beach nor on the grass. Check fire restrictions before you visit.

Entry Fees

There is a beach access fee - Ages 16-61 $3; Ages 1-15 and Seniors $2; Under 1 free. Beach wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. See Park Accessibility on Don Castro park page for more information.

Group Swimming

Group Swim Procedure


Optional Pre-registration weekends and holidays only. Pre-register.

Swim Capacity

Once the swim facility capacity is reached, there will be no new entries allowed for the remainder of the day (or at the discretion of the Park Supervisor), for the safety of the public. Please take this into consideration when planning your visit.