Del Valle Regional Park is a park of the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) in unincorporated Alameda County, California, south of the city of Livermore. The park is 4,316 acres (~17.47 km2., ~6.74 sq. mi.) big.
The park largely surrounds Lake Del Valle, an artificial reservoir made from the damming of Arroyo del Valle, a small river. The lake provides a source of recreation for visitors including swimming, fishing, and boating. There are lifeguards present at designated swimming areas. The park also offers 28 miles (~45.1 km) of hiking, horseback, and bicycle trails, in addition to 150 camping sites.
There are many prominent and locally famous cliffjumping locations around the lake including The Rock, The Swallow Bay Cliff, and The Pillars. All can be accessed through various trails surrounding the park.
The park can be approached from Mines or Arroyo Road, where the parking meter is often broken.
Famous quotes containing the word park:
“and the words never said,
And the ominous, ominous dancing ahead.
We sat in the car park till twenty to one
And now Im engaged to Miss Joan Hunter Dunn.”
—Sir John Betjeman (19061984)