Don Castro Regional Recreation Area - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Don Castro Regional Recreation Area
Don Castro Regional Recreation Area is a regional park located in Hayward, California. It is part of the East Bay Regional Parks system.The clear blue waters of the swim lagoon are a favorite with central Alameda County residents. The lagoon and adjacent lake were created in 1964 when the Alameda Flood Control and Water Conservation District dammed San Lorenzo Creek.
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Hayward Japanese Gardens
2.48km from Don Castro Regional Recreation Area
Hayward Japanese Gardens is really Asian style, quiet and peaceful, very interesting area for a peaceful time. The land was designated as a future park site in 1962, with HARD beginning the acquisition process in 1972. It follows Japanese garden design principles, using California native stone and plants. No stains were used on the wood constructions. Nails and fasteners are recessed, and all wood was notched, and aged, to simulate the appearance of a traditional Japanese garden.
East Bay Regional Park District
4.91km from Don Castro Regional Recreation Area
The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful parklands, open space, and trails in Alameda. The system comprises 121,000+ acres in 73 parks, including over 1,200 miles of trails. This parks are ideal for healthful recreation and environmental education. We invite you to enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, golfing, boating and nature study in our parks.
Lake Chabot Regional Park
4.96km from Don Castro Regional Recreation Area
Lake Chabot Regional Park is a regional park located in the southern Berkeley Hills in Alameda County, California. It is part of the East Bay Regional Parks system. The northern part of the lake and park lie within the boundary of the City of Oakland, while the southern part lies in an unincorporated area of Alameda County adjacent to Castro Valley and San Leandro.
5.12km from Don Castro Regional Recreation Area
A beautiful a man-made lake covering 317 acres was built in 1874-75 as a primary source of water for the East Bay. Currently, the lake serves as a standby emergency water supply. For this reason, visitors are asked to observe certain necessary regulations to keep the waters pure. There are also blooms of toxic blue-green algae in the lake during the summer and fall that make contact with the water dangerous
Garin Regional Park
7.27km from Don Castro Regional Recreation Area
Garin Regional Park is a regional park located in Hayward, California. The park is situated behind the California State University, East Bay campus, and extends south, sharing a border with Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park. Summits in the park reach as high as 1,500 feet. Among the maintained trails, Garin Regional Park features several fenced off abandoned trails, some of which lead deep into the forest.
Anthony Chabot Regional Park
7.94km from Don Castro Regional Recreation Area
Anthony Chabot Regional Park is located in the hills of Oakland, in Northern California. Popular activities include hiking, cycling and horseback riding. Camping is a major activity in the park with a 75-campsite family campground and seven group camps. It is part of the East Bay Regional Park District system, and covers 5,067 acres.
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