Alameda County is home to some of the most amazing parks for swimming in the Bay Area. From Chabot Lake Regional Park to Estuary Park, there are plenty of options for those looking to take a dip. Chabot Lake Regional Park is situated on the former Alameda Beltline Railroad property and borders Constitution Way, Atlantic Avenue, and Sherman Street in western Alameda. Established in 1947, Longfellow Park is located on Linden Street between Haight and Lincoln Avenues on the west side of Alameda.
The Dog Park is situated in Lower Washington Park, next to Robert Crown Memorial Beach and was established in 1996. Washington Park is a popular destination for sports lovers, with its tennis courts, basketball and baseball courts, places for picnics and a large play structure for younger children. It is located on the southwest end of Alameda, next to Crown Memorial State Beach. Lincoln Park is another great spot due to its diverse services and activities. Godfrey Park was established in 1945 and can be found at Beach Road and Seminary Avenue, in the center of Bay Farm Island.
Chochenyo Park was established in 1895 and is located at 2430 Encinal Avenue (Park Avenue between San José and Encinal Avenues).The Alameda Point multipurpose sports field was acquired in 1996 and is situated at 1101 West Redline Avenue, next to the Alameda Point gym. Littlejohn Park offers a multi-purpose sports field, basketball courts, a recreation center, restrooms, a picnic area and barbecue grills, as well as the Littlejohn Park Playground which opened recently and is “the newest all-inclusive playground in Alameda, where children of all physical, emotional and developmental abilities can play and learn together”. Estuary Park sports fields and community park can be found just east of Alameda Point and the Main Street Ferry Terminal. City View skate park was acquired in 1996 and is located at 1101 West Redline Avenue, next to the Alameda Point gym. It has a concrete rink, steel ramps, tubes and ledges.
Temescal Park is another oasis in the center of the city with ample picnics on the lawn and on the lake's sandy beach. The Alameda Parks and Recreation Department (ARPD) supports 21 parks that serve more than 15,000 people a year. The San Ramón Olympic pool and water park are another favorite of 510 Families readers looking for a warmer destination where they can enjoy a swimming pool. Established in 1908, the park has a children's playground, basketball courts, volleyball courts, a picnic area, and a recreational center. Whether you're looking for a place to cool off or just want to enjoy some outdoor activities with your family or friends, Alameda County has plenty of great parks for swimming that will meet your needs.