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Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area

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Address: 2500 Stanley Blvd., Pleasanton, CA
Phone Number: 925-846-3000
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Activities: Swimming, Picnicking, Hiking, Fishing
Description: A public water park with slides, a picnic area, hiking, fishing, swimming...
A public water park with slides, a picnic area, hiking, fishing, swimming and fun for the family.
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A Cool Summer Patime for Both Kids and Adults

I have taken my grandchildren to the water slides there several times. Every one of them have enjoyed it. The slides are fun without being scared - great way for kids and adults... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Elaine S
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San Ramon, California

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San Ramon, California
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have taken my grandchildren to the water slides there several times. Every one of them have enjoyed it. The slides are fun without being scared - great way for kids and adults to cool off a hot summer day in the valley. I look forward to taking the rides down too. Afterward we rest and play by the lake... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Went here with kids on a Friday. TINY beach but not crowded since it was a weekday. Can't imagine being here on a hot weekend day. Paddle boards, petal boats...lots to do. If we lived closer, had younger kids (7 and younger) we'd be here during the week all the time!

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Livermore, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great local spot to go for a walk with the family and our dog. Its great to have a spot so close to enjoy the outdoors.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The only reason I go here is to fish. I love catching trout at this spot and never go home empty handed. They have a great planting program here.

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Dublin, California, United States
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Don't go here expecting clean waters and a private beach. It will be covered in people, cooking and drinking, and we saw rats running along the fence in the water. Kinda gross. But the beach has sand and there is sun above ya, so if you are looking to just lay out and relax...not a terrible idea to do it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely park with options for pretty much all tastes. Came here this past Fall with a friend. Really nice trails for hiking. Lots of dogs and friendly people.

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San Joaquin Valley, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Met up with a cherished friend for lunch in Livermore, and my bro told me of this place, so we decided to go take a walk along the lake. Nice surroundings, natural shore and easy path. There was also convenient seating along the trail. There were many species of indigenous birds, and I swear, a minor bird. I think people... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were at Shadow Cliffs for the See Jane Run Sprint Triathlon. While we waited on the different legs we walked most of the park. It is a great mixed use facility. Good for walking, biking, jet-skis, picnics, etc. Pretty spacious with lots of parking.

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Shadow Cliffs is a neighborhood favorite for a good 2 mile loop hike. Dogs love to swim in the back lake on a hot day, actually almost any day! Perfect off-leash walking for well socialized dogs. Swimming lake and picnic park also on site though the water can be iffy depending on the migrating geese using it as their pit... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a nice East Bay Regional Park with a swimming beach; although with the drought the water level is a bit low, people were wading and swimming in late August. There are delightful picnic tables that are throughout the park; some of these tables are lakeside. These are our favorite, but one must come early to get those on... More 

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