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Parks and nature in Richmond

Top nature recommendations from locals

Garden
“A great spot to watch the sunset - free and fun to walk into to look at the flowers as well ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Interesting history of Richmond and the war, plus a beautiful walking path and gorgeous views! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful and unusual park set in a stunning nook of the Berkeley Hills. Enjoy an uphill urban hike from Downtown Berkeley amongst stunning architecture and plant life. Arrive at Indian Rock park for sweeping views of the bay and San Francisco from atop a massive boulder. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Park
“There is a closer entrance at the end of Clark Road. only 5 minute drive from us.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Park
“Dog friendly trail right by the water with a great view of the city. Grab some coffee and food at the "Sit and Stay" coffee shop. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Farm
“Cute little animal farm in one of the Bay Area's best hiking parks. 12 min taxi/rideshare away”
  • 16 locals recommend
Playground
“What on earth is this fancy Merry-Go-Round doing in a park in the Berkeley Hills? Well, they had to put it somewhere. There are also snacks and coffee inside, but don't expect the cafe quality you would find in town.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Park
“Hiking, lake for swimming, steam trains for kids, merry go round, little farm for seeing animals... ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area, also known simply as Kennedy Grove, is located in West Contra Costa County, California at the base of San Pablo Dam. The nearest city is El Sobrante, California. Wikipedia Address: 6531 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante, CA 94803 Area: 222 acres Hours: Tuesday8AM–8PM Wednesday8AM–8PM Thursday8AM–8PM Friday8AM–8PM Saturday8AM–8PM Sunday8AM–8PM Monday8AM–8PM Suggest an edit”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Great for kids, having a picnic, taking a walk, or just people watching on a nice day. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Trail
“Okay, okay they say this point is in Contra Costa county but the point of entry is in Alameda County and it is very much an Alameda County destination in my mind. Beautiful 360 degree views if you make the full trip. A moderate hike.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful beaches, hills, lagoons, and historical remains with views of San Francisco, East Bay, and Marin County. You can see all three famous bridges: Golden Gate, Bay Bridge, and San Rafael, only minutes away hiking over the hill from this house.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Sprawling park with scenic, multi-use trails through meadows, eucalyptus woods, bluffs & beaches. Point Pinole Regional Shoreline features over 100 species of bird due to a myriad of habitats within its 2,315 acres. Bird life can be found on sandy shores. There are beautiful views of Mt. Tamalpais, the Marin shoreline, and San Pablo Bay with its sailboat and shipping traffic. Visitors can birdwatch, hike, ride their bicycles or horses, or take the park's shuttle bus for a mile and a half to reach Point Pinole's 1,250-foot fishing pier. There is a small fee to ride on the shuttle bus (see Shuttle Ride Fee under Park Info). Please note that dogs are not allowed on the shuttle or on the pier.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Park-ish/architecture-ish-- the UC Berkeley Landscape Design Gardens-- only open during the week (check the website) and very worth a visit. Many people don't even know this is here. Shhhh.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful piece of tranquility with miles of trails. Also has picnic, bathroom, and playground facilities. A historic spot as well with interesting signage on one of the trails- it used to be a 'retreat' where people from San Francisco would send 'women who needed a rest'. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“This is our favorite dog park which is only three exits away toward Oakland/SF. We highly recommend the visit if you and your four-legged friend have the time.”
  • 8 locals recommend