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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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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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Good place to spend a hot summer day

This is the only fresh water beach in the neighborhood and you will need to pay if you park there. Because of the rain in the Winter, we have more water to enjoy. You have rental... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
VT94588
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Pleasanton, California
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Orinda
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

swimming for dogs! Even though our German Shepherd dog died 2 yrs ago, we still love to walk and greet all the great dogs that enjoy this wonderful open space with their owners.

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Pleasanton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the only fresh water beach in the neighborhood and you will need to pay if you park there. Because of the rain in the Winter, we have more water to enjoy. You have rental for some water sport. OR you can walk in the wood near the beach. They have a picnic area.

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Livermore, California
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fun day awaits your family when visiting Shadow Cliffs. The swimming are is well designated for family enjoyment. Picnic and grass area with benches and bbqs are at the ready. So, enjoy this local fun spot. Plenty of parking too...gate fee, just so you know! Beat the heat at take a dip!!! ☺

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Thank Theo N
Pleasanton, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always have a great time here. Barbqueing, fishing, and a swim beach. Never a dull visit. They also have paddle boats. They have a boat launch for small boats as well. No big motors.

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Thank sheilasmith411
Pleasanton, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Shadow Cliffs is a terrific, local recreation area. The lake is fun to boat around in. I take my kayak there all the time. You can also rent one there. The surrounding area is very nice for a walk. It appears to be maintained very well, too.

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Thank Chris J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Awesome place for any kind of event So much fun. I miss this place haven't been in a couple years cause I moved, Think it's time for a visit back :-)

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Thank Lisa M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

My wife & I love coming here to walk around and enjoy nature. Check it out for sure! Gets busy on weekends though.

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Pleasanton, California
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

A visit to this park can be peaceful or overwhelmingly overcrowded depending when you go. The weekends are jam packed with families and dogs. The bathrooms on the far end of the park suffer from the effects of fishermen…blood in the sink, toilets not flushed and garbage on the floor. I'm not sure how often they get cleaned, but not... More 

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Thank CMR01
Dublin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I have read some reviews with less than kind remarks about this little park. I take my grandson there and we go swimming and we have never seen the oily mess that some claim to have seen. Yes there are some duck poop around but not a huge amount. This is just a byproduct of having wildlife. You have a... More 

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Kihei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Went to Shadow Cliffs to celebrate my God daughters 1st birthday let her enjoy a beach. She LOVED it

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