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On Saturday, visit Redwood Regional Park. This redwood-filled gem tucked away behind Oakland is a wonderful place for the whole family. Walk along the creek, have a picnic or play at the playground.
Family Activity: Create nature art on the special art trail.
On Sunday, visit Stege Marsh, accessed from Shimada Friendship Park.
Here you can walk along the Bay Trail and see the various zones of the marsh, as well as restoration and cleanup efforts by The Watershed Project.
Family Activity: Marsh in a Pan
Visit the Greenway
Visit the Richmond Greenway and see many of The Watershed Project's restoration projects in action. Volunteer for a Greenway workday and enjoy a community built project!
Family Activity: Exploring Runoff
Visit a Creek
Alvarado Park/Wildcat Canyon Regional Park
The park offers 25 miles of trails, a children’s playground and historical stonework. You can also find easy access to lovely Wildcat Creek.
Family Activity: Creek Exploration
Your Favorite Creek
What creeks to do you go to? Tell us about roaring creeks, or tiny trickles. We want to know the best spots to observe macroinvertebrates or to stick your feet in the cool water.
Family Activity: Creek Boat Race
Your Favorite Shoreline
What’s your favorite San Francisco Bay shoreline? Do you frequent the Berkeley Marina, Albany Bulb or Crab Cove? Tell us what you like to do when you’re visiting a Bay beach.
Family Activity: Beach Counting Activity
Visit the Bay
Sure, it’s the start of the work week, but you can still squeeze in a run or walk on the Bay Trail!
Map by Number - see what section of the Bay Trail you’re closest to, or a new section you’d like to explore and discover the different areas through easy-to-read maps.
Get on the Trail - have this interactive map show you options based on what you want to do. Choose from a list of 15 Outing Options (top of the page drop down menu) ranging from walking and biking to learning (education) and fishing, and many more!
Family Activity: Riparian Bird Beaks
On Saturday, visit Point Pinole Regional Park!
Kid, dog, horse, bike, stroller, and explorer friendly! This regional park has several miles of interwoven trails (paved and dirt/gravel) that will take you along cliff edges, under eucalyptus trees, and across stretches of meadows and wild flowers. Don't forget binoculars for spectacular bird watching options (including an osprey nest out on the old pier)!
Family Activity: Check out The Watershed Project oyster reef just off the pier! Scope out when low tides are happening to time your visit so that you can see the oysters and other organisms growing on and around the reef balls.
On Sunday, go up higher in the San Francisco Bay Watershed and visit Briones Regional Park!
Beautiful and secluded, Briones is an excellent place for a hike to see water, wildlife, and wildflowers.
Family Activity: Plant Scavenger Hunt
Your Favorite Watershed
To launch our Watershed Appreciation Event, we want to know where you and your family love to go! Share with us your favorite go-to local parks.
What is a watershed? To find out what watershed you live in go here.
Family Activity: Watershed in Your Hand