Fremont‘s Dumbarton Quarry Campground, the first campground by the East Bay Regional Park District on the San Francisco Bay shoreline is due to open soon. This event will be celebrated with an Aug. 28 program, a report said.
The festivities will start at 10 a.m., with tours and other activities being led by naturalists from the nearby Coyote Hills Regional Park.
At noon, the ribbon-cutting ceremony will include a performance from Newark’s Wadaiko School Of Taiko Drummers. The Regional Parks Foundation will sponsor an ice cream social after the ceremony. The tours will continue until 2:45 p.m.
On the former site of a rock quarry, Dumbarton Quarry Campground was built. The park district, DeSilva Companies and Dumbarton Quarry Associates, Pacific States Environmental Contractors Inc., and DeSilva Gates Construction have worked for many years to create the campground.
The campground will open shortly at the eastern end of Dumbarton Bridge, near Highway 84. There are 60 sites that have full RV hookups, three sites that only require water, and restrooms. The campground also has a camp store and amphitheater. It also offers picnic areas, a playground, and a park store.
It is connected to the Coyote Hills Regional Park as well as the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, which covers 30,000 acres. It will offer visitors from far and near a safe, accessible camping option near the bay shoreline.