Tilden Park has fantastic free activities for families. Some of our favorite family places in Tilden Regional Park are totally free. Which ones do you love?
The Montclair Park in Oakland is a fantastic park for kids of all ages. There are two playground areas for different ages and both are clean.
This park has play areas, soccer, tennis, basketball, and is home to affordable summer camps for Alameda kids.
Twirl Alameda is an art studio with plenty of space to run around and be creative in big and small ways. Climb, make pretend food, or fly!
A unique feature of the Heather Farm playground in Walnut Creek is a set of turf covered mounds that children can slide down on sheets of cardboard.
The FREE Berkeley Kite Festival, the most gigantic non-concert outdoor event I’ve ever been to, takes place in the Berkeley Marina July 28 and 29.
This playground, located very close to Pump It Up in Oakland, will keep tots entertained for a while, and when it gets old, you can look for boats travelling through the Bay.
Lake Temescal and Lake Anza are open weekends until Memorial Day, then daily all summer. But wait! Check the water quality before you go.
Don’t go looking for a playground when you arrive at John Hinkel Park. What you’ll find is more exciting. Paths lead up to an abandoned wooden clubhouse, which you could easily convince me is haunted.
The park is urban with a flat field for running around, a basic playground with slides and swings, and a Target across the street. What makes it stand out are the zoo-like attractions: a train ride, a traditional carousel, and a petting zoo, each available for $1.50