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Lake Temescal hiking paths

Open for Swimming & Recreation: Lake Temescal in Oakland

Lake Temescal is a beautiful (almost hidden) gem nestled next to the Highway 24/13 interchange, near Montclair, in Oakland.

child riding tractor

Park Profile: Kennedy Park in Hayward

The park is a farm-themed paradise for little kids with a carousel, train, teacup ride, and petting zoo on weekends. Target is right across the street.

tent camping with toddler

Best Places in the Bay Area for Camping With Little Kids

Here are our favorite Bay Area places to go tent camping with our little kids — plus some cabin camping options for good measure.

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Piedmont Parks and Camps kids in a tree

The Best Places in Piedmont, CA to Go With Kids

How to have the most fun with kids in Piedmont (fully surrounded by Oakland) and the main commercial street nearby, Piedmont Avenue.

playground with child balancing on logs

New Park in Alameda: Chochenyo Park

Chochenyo Park is a cute little nature based Park in Downtown Alameda worth a visit if you’re in the area.

Cannery Park Splash Pad

Opening Memorial Day 2022: Spray Ground at Cannery Park in Hayward

The water feature at Cannery Park is the big draw on hot days. Cannery Park Splash Pad is operating from Memorial Day through Labor Day …

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Clark Swim Center: Swimming pool with inflatables in Walnut Creek Open June 2022

Adjacent to the popular Heather Farm Park and Playground in Walnut Creek is Clarke Memorial Swim Center, where the staff puts gigantic inflatables in the pool starting …

Boomerang Bay at California's Great America

Great America’s Water Park South Bay Shores: Open Memorial Day Weekend 2022

South Bay Shores is a lot of fun for a water park and it is fully included in the price of admission for CA Great America, and therein lies the rub.

child spraying at Castro Valley Park Splash Pad

Cool Off at Castro Valley Park Splash Pad

During the summertime, a water feature at Castro Valley Community Park turns into a splash pad on Wednesdays & weekends.

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5 Tot-Friendly Splash Parks in the East Bay

We’ve rounded up our favorite splash pads in the East Bay – perfect for pre-swimmers and toddlers to get cool in the summer heat.

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