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Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area

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Address: 2500 Stanley Blvd., Pleasanton, CA 94566-6229
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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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A visit to this park can be peaceful or overwhelmingly overcrowded depending when you go. The weekends are jam packed with families and dogs. The bathrooms on the far end of the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 February 2016
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Pleasanton, California
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Pleasanton, California
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13 reviews
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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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Thank Chris J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Awesome place for any kind of event So much fun. I miss this place haven't been in a couple years cause I moved, Think it's time for a visit back :-)

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Thank Lisa M
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

My wife & I love coming here to walk around and enjoy nature. Check it out for sure! Gets busy on weekends though.

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Pleasanton, California
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60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

A visit to this park can be peaceful or overwhelmingly overcrowded depending when you go. The weekends are jam packed with families and dogs. The bathrooms on the far end of the park suffer from the effects of fishermen…blood in the sink, toilets not flushed and garbage on the floor. I'm not sure how often they get cleaned, but not... More 

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Dublin, United States
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

I have read some reviews with less than kind remarks about this little park. I take my grandson there and we go swimming and we have never seen the oily mess that some claim to have seen. Yes there are some duck poop around but not a huge amount. This is just a byproduct of having wildlife. You have a... More 

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Kihei
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Went to Shadow Cliffs to celebrate my God daughters 1st birthday let her enjoy a beach. She LOVED it

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San Ramon, California
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

I have taken my grandchildren to the water slides there several times. Every one of them have enjoyed it. The slides are fun without being scared - great way for kids and adults to cool off a hot summer day in the valley. I look forward to taking the rides down too. Afterward we rest and play by the lake... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Went here with kids on a Friday. TINY beach but not crowded since it was a weekday. Can't imagine being here on a hot weekend day. Paddle boards, petal boats...lots to do. If we lived closer, had younger kids (7 and younger) we'd be here during the week all the time!

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Livermore, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Great local spot to go for a walk with the family and our dog. Its great to have a spot so close to enjoy the outdoors.

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Pleasanton, California
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94 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

The only reason I go here is to fish. I love catching trout at this spot and never go home empty handed. They have a great planting program here.

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