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“So much variety, great park system” 5 of 5 stars
Review of East Bay Regional Park District

East Bay Regional Park District
Take 80 from Richmond, Oakland, CA 94605
510-635-0135
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Ranked #3 of 94 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Driving, Hiking, Walking
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Owner description: The official designation given to the numerous parks found in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
oakland
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“So much variety, great park system”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Lots of hiking trails, small steam trains you can ride, a merry go round, swimming, fishing, boating. Always something to do.

Visited September 2013
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Hayward, California
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Love My East Bay Parks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We use the parks frequently and find them well taken care of, friendly employees and lovely locations.

Visited July 2013
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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing variety of parks and trails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Sibley is a volcanic preserve. Yes, there is a dormant (NOT extinct) volcano in the Bay Area! Next to Sibley is Huckleberry which is a botanical preserve. For people interested in plants this one is a must. On the other side of Huckleberry is Redwood, my favorite park. If you want a cool, shady hike take Stream trail and enjoy the beautiful Redwoods. If you want a long hike take East Ridge out to the Canyon Staging Area and take one of the other trails back.

Visited July 2013
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oakland, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Open space galore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The community has helped preserve open space in a large number of parks in the area. Lakes, hills, vistas, horse trails, bike trails, and plenty of gorgeous hiking venues.

Visited July 2013
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47 reviews
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“So Many Parks, So Little Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The East Bay Regional Park System consists of numerous parks, most of which are even accessible by public transit (BART [train] and AC Transit [buses] which leave from every BART station).
From swimming to hiking, from picnic-ing to biking, from Redwood groves to awesome vistas of the S.F. skyline and Bay, from horseback riding to star gazing through a giant telescope, there are literally HUNDREDS of miles of parks just minutes from downtown San Francisco!! Most have little or NO admission fee.

Visited July 2013
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