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Descriptions and contact info for East Bay points of interest.

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Waterbird Regional Preserve A 198-acre area that contains Al McNabney Marsh, a home for migratory birds as well as species of waterfowl and shorebirds. Waterfront Rd. and Waterbird Way, Martinez.

Wildcat Canyon Trails for hiking and horseback riding. Arlington Ave. and McBryde Ave., El Cerrito.


For information, directions, and restrictions, call 800-777-0369 or visit

Bethany Reservoir State Recreation Area Bike trails, fishing, boat ramps, windsurfing, windmills. Seven miles off I-580 at the Grant Line Rd. exit, Livermore.

East Shore Eight miles of shoreline extending from the Bay Bridge to the Shoreline Trail in Richmond. A work in progress; ultimately it will include 1,817 acres of land.

Franks Tract State Recreation Area A popular destination for fly-fishing and hunting waterfowl that is only reachable by water. Located southeast of Brannan Island between False River and Bethel Island.

Lake Del Valle Fishing, swimming, and boat launching and rental as well as 3,997 acres for hiking, horseback riding, and nature study. 7000 Del Valle Rd., Livermore.

Mount Diablo State Park Hiking, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, and camping. Mount Diablo Scenic Blvd., Danville.


Berkeley Rose Garden More than 3,000 rose bushes and 250 varieties of roses, along with tennis courts, picnic area, trails, ornamental pool, amphitheater. Euclid Ave. and Bayview Pl., Berkeley, 510-644-6530.

Japanese Garden Combines traditional Japanese gardening principles with native California landscaping. Pathways, teahouse, and sitting areas. North Third St. and Crescent Ave., Hayward, 510-881-6715.

Joaquin Miller Park Home to 500 acres of redwood groves and other native California trees and plants, trails for biking, hiking and walking, picnic and wedding areas, cascades, and the Woodminster Amphitheater. 3590 Sanborn Dr., Oakland, 510-382-3187.

Tilden Botanic Garden A 10-acre garden that allegedly showcases the world's most complete collection of plants indigenous to California. Wildcat Canyon Rd. and South Park Dr. in Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley.

University of California Botanical Garden Features one of the most diverse plant collections in the United States. 200 Centennial Dr. #5045, Berkeley, 510-643-2755.


The following list was culled from a listing from the Northern California Golf Association. For other courses in the Bay Area, including private ones, see

Boundary Oak Public, 18 holes. 3800 Valley Vista Rd., Walnut Creek, 925-934-4775,

Bridges Public, 18 holes. 9000 South Gale Ridge Rd., San Ramon, 925-735-4253,

Brentwood Public, 27 holes plus 9-hole executive course. 100 Summerset Dr., Brentwood, 925-516-3400,

Buchanan Fields Public, 9 holes. 1091 Concord Ave., Concord. 925-682-1846.

Canyon Lakes Public, 18 holes. 640 Bollinger Canyon Way, San Ramon, 925-735-6511,

Chuck Corica Public, 36 holes and one executive course. 1 Clubhouse Memorial Rd., Alameda, 510-522-4321,

Diablo Creek Municipal, 18 holes. 4050 Port Chicago Hwy., Concord, 925-686-6262,

Diablo Hills Public, 9 holes. 551 Marchbanks Dr., Walnut Creek, 925-939-7372,

Dublin Ranch Public, 18 holes. 3700 Fallon Rd., Dublin, 925-243-1093,

Franklin Canyon Public, 18 holes. Highway 4, Hercules, 510-799-6191,

Fremont Park Public, 9 holes. 39751 Stevenson Pl., Fremont, 510-790-1919, ext. 1.

Lake Chabot Public, 27 holes. 11450 Golf Links Rd., Oakland, 510-351-5812.

Las Positas Municipal, 27 holes. 917 Clubhouse Dr., Livermore, 925-443-3122,

Lone Tree Public, 18 holes. 4800 Golf Course Rd., Antioch, 925-706-4220,

Metropolitan Public, 18 holes. 10051 Doolittle Dr., Oakland. 510-569-5555.

Mission Hills Public, 9 holes. 275 Industrial Pkwy., Hayward, 510-888-0200.

Monarch Bay Municipal, 27 holes. 13800 Monarch Bay Dr., San Leandro, 510-895-2162,

Pine Meadows Public, 9 holes. 451 Vine Hill Way, Martinez. 925-228-2881.

Pittsburg's Delta View Municipal, 18 holes. 2242 Golf Club Rd., Pittsburg, 925-439-4040,

Pleasanton Fairways Public, 9 holes. Oval of the racetrack, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, 925-462-4653.

Poppy Ridge Public, 27 holes. 4280 Greenville Rd., Livermore. 925-455-2035.

Roddy Ranch Public, 18 holes. 1 Tour Way, Antioch, 925-978-4653.

San Ramon Royal Vista Public, 18 holes. 9430 Fircrest Lane, San Ramon, 925-828-6100.

Shadow Lakes Public, 18 holes. 401 West Country Club Dr., Brentwood,. 925-516-2837,

Skywest Public, 18 holes. 1401 Golf Course Rd., Hayward, 510-317-2300.

Springtown Public, 9 holes. 939 Larkspur Dr., Livermore, 925-455-5695,

Sunol Valley Public, 36 holes. 6900 Mission Rd., Sunol, 925-862-0414,

Tilden Park Public, 18 holes. Grizzly Peak & Shasta Rd., Berkeley. 510-848-7373,

Wente Vineyards Public, 18 holes. 5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore. 925-456-2475,

Willow Park Public, 18 holes. 17007 Redwood Rd., Castro Valley, 510-537-8989.

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