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Roberts Regional Recreation Area (RRRA) is a member of the Eastern Bay Regional Parks (EBRPD) adjacent to Redwood Regional Park in the County of Adameda, Oakland, CA. There is a drive from Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland city through Skyline. Under the newly established Adopt-a-Park system in 1979, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. adopted Roberts Park, promising more support. It was EBRPD's first park to be used. The community leisure area of Roberts has a picnic area, playground and a seasonal lifeguard pool.


The "Blossom Rock Navigation Trees," California Historic Landmark # 962, is located in the Picnic Area in Madrone Roberts. It explains how, in the early 19th century, sailors who came into the Bay of San Francisco used two of the most famous redwood trees to prevent reaching a divided threat called the Blossom Rock.


The rock was first mentioned to the British sea commander in 1827. The Corps of Engineers eventually made the rock non-dangerous in 1870 using a combination drill and blasting. The "Booms for Navigation" were cut back from 1851 to 1855.


The RRRA area was covered by redwoods which were harvested in between 1840 and 1860 and which provided the building materials needed immediately after gold was discovered in California to sustain the rapid population growth of San Francisco and Oakland. Redwood trees are currently rising second in Roberts and Redwood parks.


Roberts Regional Leisure Area was opened in 1952 to the public. It's been called Thomas J. "Tommy" Roberts, then the Board of Directors for 24 years of the East Bay Regional Park. In 1958, at the age of 95, he continued to serve on the boards.


The Roberts Pool complex comprises a 25-yard pool, heated pool with a depth from 3 to 8.5 feet (no diving board). The building is also completely open to disabled people, including the bathroom and a lift to the pool. From mid-April to the end of September, the pool is open to the general public and has different days and times.


The area of Bay Vista (300), Manzanita (300), Diable Vista (150), Huckleberry(100), Sycamore (50) Madrone (50), Oak (35) and Roberts Grove(35) is one of the most popular picnic venues of this region, which has eight reserved picnic sites. Locations for day trips, group picnication and weddings These locations are also available for group picnics and wedding activities and can be planned in the region of the Redwood Bowl (50) Anna Costa. Serving tables, BBQ stands and drinking fountains are provided at all locations. On the first-come, first-served basis, individual picnic tables and kitchen areas are also open.


To reach the park, Take the Redwood Road Exit from Highway 13 northbound. The ramp is transformed into Mountain Blvd. Turn Redwood Road slightly to the right, then follow the road up the hill to Skyline Boulevard and turn left. Keep heading to the next intersection, turn right onto Boulevard Skyline. The Skyline Boulevard is about a mile up Roberts on the right.


Exit Joaquin Miller Road / Lincoln Avenue from Highway 13 southbound. Turn left on Monterey Boulevard. Turn left on Joaquin Miller Road. Follow the road up the hill to Skyline Boulevard, turn left. Roberts is a mile to the right of Skyline Boulevard.

This amazing landmark is perfect for kids and is located near the following must-see sights in Lafayette, California:

  • Chabot Space and Science Center

  • Tilden Regional Park

  • Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park

  • Joaquin Miller Park

  • Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

  • Briones Regional Park

  • Regional Parks Botanical Garden

  • Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Park

All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short drive from our location near Downtown Walnut Creek, California on Locust Street. Stop by for a visit anytime!

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