Community Announcements Here

Castro Valley Citizens for
Parks and Open Space


Lake Chabot

Anthony Chabot Regional Park or Lake Chabot, as those of us who are long time residents of Castro Valley like to call it - is one of the best guarded secrets of our community. Although the park traverses numerous East Bay cities the Castro Valley entrance on Lake Chabot Road provides a quick transition from city to mountain hideaway in just a short drive from any location within Castro Valley. Considering our population it is amazing the isolation one can achieve with just a short stroll down either side of the picturesque lake. Additional information about Lake Chabot and its related activities can be found by clicking on the following link:
Anthony Chabot Regional Park


Lake Chabot Hiking Trails

If you want to try a 10K (6.21 mile) run or walk this is a great one. You may park on the street or down in the lot for a fee. After you enter the park off Lake Chabot Road, head toward the East side (to the right) of the lake. At a four way intersection you will see a sign board with a map and park information. This is the starting point for your walk/run. Head down hill across a small bridge with a small par course on the right. Make a left and continue past a small duck pond on the left and then past a road heading toward the marina (you stay straight). Continue on this paved road for several miles. The lake on your left surrounded by local flora and fauna -- is beautiful.
After approximately 1.7 miles the paved road ends at a large metal gate. Many people stop at this point and head back. If you can keep going you will see the remote areas of the trip. Keep going past the gate (you are now on the Cameron Loop Trail) until you see a great old bridge on the left. Once across the bridge, your surroundings change and you seem to be in some isolated area totally outside of the city. The road is dirt and easy to follow. You will quickly arrive at a four way junction - stay to the left on Honker Bay Trail. The next marker will be the junction with Huck's Trail (a toilet is available on the left). You are almost there -- Keep following the trail and you will come to a small boat dock where the trail heads right up a very steep hill to the right. This is the 3.1 mile spot or half of a 10K. Stop at the dock and look across at the East Shore and the area already traveled -- it seems a lot longer from this side. After a short rest head back to complete your full 10K (6.3 mile) trek.


Castro Valley Community Center


Castro Valley Community Center (18988 Lake Chabot Road) is an all purpose park located on a wide expanse of land that covers a multiple block area from Seven Hills Road to Lake Chabot Road. It is not only a green hideaway in the city but a focal point for numerous activities. The Chanticleers Theater calls the park its home -- offering year around plays at reasonable prices. The Community Center itself faces Lake Chabot Road and schedules events and activities throughout the year. In addition you can enjoy the picnic facilities, barbecues, play areas, parking, tennis courts, basketball court, horseshoe courts, softball field and even a snack bar. For additional information please call (510) 881-6700.





Earl Warren Park

Earl Warren Park located at 4660 Crow Canyon, Castro Valley provides a pleasant relief within ear shot of freeways and major thorough fares. It is used by several dog clubs for shows and meetings and is a favorite dog walking area for the locals. It has Picnic Tables, Barbecues, Play Area, Parking Lot, Rest Rooms, Open Lawn Area.


Carlos Bee Park

1905 Carlos Bee Park might be considered on the cusp of Castro Valley. It is located at 1905 Grove Way. It has one of the most picturesque entries of any of our parks. Once past the secluded entry way one more local park becomes available. It has Picnic Tables, Group Picnic Area, Barbecues and a Play Area.


Deerview Park

Dearview Park was constructed to provide a park and recreational area for the new Columbia Developments. The park is is located at 5780  Thousand Oaks. There is a swimming pool attached to the park but sorry, it is for members only. The park has picnic tables, picnic areas, barbeques, basketball courts and a par course

Cull Canyon Park

Cull Canyon Park is located near the junction of Heyer and Cull Canyon.  This park is noted primarily for its award winning 1.5 acre swim lagoon.  The swim complex is open from Easter until after Labor Day. (Call 510-636-1684 for information). There is a fee to enter the swim area.  The area around the swim lagoon provides additional picnic tables, hiking trails and the Cull Canyon Reservoir loaded with bass, catfish and sunfish.

Greenridge Park

Greenridge provide a park for both the new and established communities in the Greenridge area (6108 Greenridge Road).  It has picnic tables, barbeques, play area, hiking and riding trails, tennis courts and to top it off a beautiful view.

Palomares Hills Park

Palomares Hills is another Castro Valley community park constructed primarily for the local sub community of Palomares but available to all of  Castro Valley. It is located at 7050 Palomares Hills. Just head up toward Palomares and it is on the left near the top of the hill. It has Picnic Tables, Group Picnic Areas, Barbecues, Play Area, Ball Fields, Soccer Fields, Snack Bar, Rest Rooms an Open Lawn Area and a  Par Course

Parsons Park

Parsons Park is the  newest addition to the plentiful collection of Castro Valley parks. It is a  4-acre park located at the site of the former Parsons School. Although purchased in 1992 by the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District Board of Directors it was not developed until this year due to funding shortages.  With the recent passage of Proposition 12 money finally became available and this beautiful community park was completed. The park features an accessible children's play area, picnic and game tables, open turf area and a perimeter walking path. Parsons Park is located at Almond Road and Walnut Road in Castro Valley

Thank you for stopping by our Castro Valley hometown website.

Owner/Publisher:  Ken O'Donnell

Email the Editor: Don Lopes
Mail: 3056 Castro Valley Blvd., Suite 6
Castro Valley, Ca. 94546

Advertising department at:

Local content providers
Critics Write Reviews
E-mail us for more info
All rights reserved.  Any duplication of this web site, it's content, art, text, audio or concept is forbidden by law.

A Castro Valley company.
This website was designed by and hosted with