NEIGHBORHOOD WATER SKATE AMUSEMENT COUNTY/REGIONAL STATE NATIONAL
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Roberts Regional Recreation Area

Roberts Regional Recreation Area

10570 Skyline Blvd.
Oakland, CA

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Description

Roberts Regional Recreation Area is a very popular place for family and group picnicking. It is known for its lush setting in a grove of fragrant second growth redwood trees off Skyline Blvd. in Oakland. The original grove was logged between 1840 and 1860 to support the needs of the growing gold rush era San Francisco Bay Area. It is also the home to the only specifically designed Barrier Free wheelchair accessible children's play areas in the Bay Area.

The 82 acre park opened for public recreation and enjoyment in 1953. It was named to honor Thomas J. "Tommy" Roberts, who at that time had served as secretary to the East Bay Regional Park District board of directors for 19 years. The park features the playground, a baseball field, playfields and a sand volleyball court. The Roberts Pool complex features a 25 yard, heated swimming pool with a depth of from 3 feet to 8.5 feet, vending machines and lawn areas. In addition, the complex is fully accessible to individuals with disabilities, including the bathhouse and an accessible lift into the pool.

The famous "landmark trees" were believed to have been located in or near Roberts Park; their location is marked by state historic plaque #962 near the Madrone picnic area. These were two giant redwoods used by sailors as navigational aids to avoid the treacherous Blossom Rock, submerged in the bay between Alcatraz Island and San Francisco. The distance from the sailors' ships to these trees was 16 miles, which attests to their size. Historical records indicate that the redwoods in this area ranged up to 20 feet or more in diameter.

Park Features

  • Type - Regional Park, Swimming Pool
  • Play Area- Yes
  • Bathrooms - Yes
  • Camping Allowed - No
  • Parking Lot - Yes

Parking Fee

(Check with park)

  • $5.00 per vehicle

Swimming Pool Admission Prices

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  • Child - $2.00 age 1-15, FREE under 1 year
  • Adult - $3.00 age 16-61, $2.00 seniors 62+ or disabled
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