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Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area

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Address: 2500 Stanley Blvd., Pleasanton, CA
Phone Number: +1 925-846-3000
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A public water park with slides, a picnic area, hiking, fishing, swimming...

A public water park with slides, a picnic area, hiking, fishing, swimming and fun for the family.

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Paddle boats are the way to go

Hiking and walking - Excellent (get out of the beach area and you'll have beautiful nature walk) Beach - Poor (Not enough ground cover in Picnic areas, which makes it a dirty... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiking and walking - Excellent (get out of the beach area and you'll have beautiful nature walk) Beach - Poor (Not enough ground cover in Picnic areas, which makes it a dirty day) Paddle Boats - Excellent (easy to rent, so fun to do. reasonable pricing) Parking - Average (make sure you gear is on wheels - parking fills up... More 

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Thank Melynda R
Pleasanton, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Easy access from Stanley Blvd just outside of Pleasanton. Very busy on summer weekends especially Holidays with swimming and picnics. The back trails offer fun hiking for all ages You can't get lost. Fun safe swimming. Life jackets offered free for children. A parking fee is charged. We are in the park often as a member of the Safety Patrol.... More 

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Thank PtownCraig
Pleasanton, California
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Was never to fond of this place from the beginning. First off the cost of parking isn't the that great compared to the activities that they have. Some of the activities I have seen from going there, is that people can use the beach, go ride bikes and walk their dogs on the trails, but nothing else. There are picnic... More 

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Thank Dan W
Pleasanton, California
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Shadow Cliffs has several hiking trails you can walk, run, very dog friendly. There is a lake there, but with California water issues, I wouldn't plan on going in. There awesome nice picnic areas to just sit and enjoy the views.

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Thank crichar22016
San Leandro, California
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is a small intimate beach that have lots of picnic tables and BBQ grills for families. Boats can be rented and life jackets are loaned out to make the lifeguard duties a little easier. For a small recreational area, it has lots to offer for families. Don't expect the beach sand and picnic areas to be clean with the... More 

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Thank Ang1370
Orinda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

swimming for dogs! Even though our German Shepherd dog died 2 yrs ago, we still love to walk and greet all the great dogs that enjoy this wonderful open space with their owners.

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Thank joanbone
Pleasanton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is the only fresh water beach in the neighborhood and you will need to pay if you park there. Because of the rain in the Winter, we have more water to enjoy. You have rental for some water sport. OR you can walk in the wood near the beach. They have a picnic area.

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Thank VT94588
Livermore, California
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

A fun day awaits your family when visiting Shadow Cliffs. The swimming are is well designated for family enjoyment. Picnic and grass area with benches and bbqs are at the ready. So, enjoy this local fun spot. Plenty of parking too...gate fee, just so you know! Beat the heat at take a dip!!! ☺

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Thank Theo N
Pleasanton, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We always have a great time here. Barbqueing, fishing, and a swim beach. Never a dull visit. They also have paddle boats. They have a boat launch for small boats as well. No big motors.

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Thank sheilasmith411
Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Shadow Cliffs is a terrific, local recreation area. The lake is fun to boat around in. I take my kayak there all the time. You can also rent one there. The surrounding area is very nice for a walk. It appears to be maintained very well, too.

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