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Point Molate Beach Springtacular: Live Music, Hikes & Games | East Bay

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Point Molate Beach Park | Stenmark Dr, Richmond, CA

Event Details

After 10 long years of closure, one of the most beautiful beaches in the East Bay is once again open to the public. To celebrate, the citizens who saved Pt. Molate are throwing a big, free public celebration with live music, naturalist walks, egg coloring, volleyball pick-up games, bird watching, exhibits and more free family fun.

Saved from development by a massive casino, Point Molate will now welcome visitors to it’s beautiful shores. This a chance for those interested in the environment to tour this spectacular park with expert guides in the wildlife and habitat that make this place so special. Bring a picnic, or enjoy BBQ, coffee and popsicles which will be available during the event.

Activities include:

  • 12:30-1:30 pm: Live Music – The Progressive Sounds, Latin Jazz and R&B
  • 1 pm: Rare tour of the Winehaven Historic District
  • Naturalists Leading Hikes
  • Unique Egg Coloring Station – Treasures to Bring Home
  • Tug of War – Watch the Police Department Battle the Fire Department
  • Children’s Art Activities
  • Oral History Table – Share Your Stories of Point Molate
  • Volley Ball Pick-Up Games
  • Exhibits and Demonstrations
  • 11:30 am: Ribbon Cutting by Mayor Gayle McLaughlin
  • Bird Watching – Spotting Scopes and Assistance from Audubon and Golden Gate Raptor Conservancy
  • Idea Tent – Have Your Opinions on Pt. Molate Park Programming and Planning Heard
  • Nature Walks about Local Butterflies and Oysters, Seals, the Watershed, and Native Habitat

Free shuttles are available from Richmond City Hall (on the half hour from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm; the last bus will return from Pt. Molate to City Hall at 2 m), or park for free near Point Molate Beach Park. The park is located just north of I-580 and the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge on Stenmark/Western Drive. The Stenmark/Western Dr. exit 7A (Pt Molate) can be accessed on west bound I-580. It is last exit before the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, East Bay, Fairs & Festivals, Fun & Games, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music, Walks & Tours
Address: Stenmark Dr, Richmond, CA