If you’re looking for some fresh air and exercise during the holiday season, East Bay Regional Park offers family-friendly activities.
Some parks have scheduled programs that are free and do not require pre-registration.
For example, the Sunol Regional Wilderness will host the “Sunol Stroll” on Saturday, December 24th from 11am to noon, led by the park’s naturalists. It’s a 1-mile round-trip trip that makes it easy to see how the park changes during the winter months. Moon. Pedestrians should dress for the weather and bring water. All ages are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by a guardian.
Sunol Regional Wilderness is located at the end of Geary Road, about 5 miles south of Interstate 680 and the town of Sunol. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Call 510-544-3243 for more information.
Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont has many livestock, and on Saturday, December 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., park patrons will wake the animals up with a morning snack. I can. Then from 11:30am to 12:30pm, the farm hosts classic games like stilt walks, sack races and Game of Graces.
Ardenwood is a working farm centered around the historic Patterson House, where you can see a prosperous 19th-century mansion. The farm is he at 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., just north of Route 84. Parking is free, but there is an entrance fee. Call 510-544-2797 for more information.
Finally, nature-themed crafts will be the focus of a naturalist-led program on Saturday, December 24, from 11am to 12:30pm at Del Valle Regional Park. Del Valle is at the end of Del Valle Road off Mines Road about nine miles south of Livermore.
Parking is $6 per vehicle. Call 510-544-3146 for more information.
All park district visitor centers will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25, but parks will remain open. See ebparks.org/things-to-do for a full list of activities.