Wear athletic shoes and bring a camera because Berkeley’s Indian Rock will make you want to scale it and start snapping pictures immediately.
Rock City is a fun place to explore, climb, and maybe even spot tarantulas!
CuriOdyssey is a science playground and zoo best suited for the smallest children at Coyote Point in San Mateo. It is easy to see the highlights quickly.
El Cerrito’s Cerrito Vista Park is great for adventurous kids. Paved tracks around the large grassy field is excellent for scooters and bicycles.
Dracena Quarry Park in Piedmont is a cozy little neighborhood beauty with attractions for kids of all ages. Parking can be tricky.
There are so many features to explore at Codornices Park in Berkeley that my experience of it has changed completely as my kids have grown older. We find new parts to enjoy with every visit.
Lake Temescal and Lake Anza are open weekends until Memorial Day, then daily all summer. But wait! Check the water quality before you go.