Richmond is all about parks.

It has a National Park designation, three regional shoreline parks and over 50 city parks of all sizes and personalities.

Richmond’s Rosie the Riveter Memorial Park began as an art/architectural project and the National Park Services became a partner, which led to the designation – Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park. Included is the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, which hosts a Rosie Rally each year where thousands of people dress like Rosie.

There are three wonderful regional parks along Richmond’s 32 miles of shoreline.

Pt. Isabel Regional Shoreline located at 2701 Isabel St., is a wonderful park with 23 acres of trails and play area on the SF Bay and 2.5 miles of trails on the Bay Trail.  Beautiful panoramic vistas of the Bay Bride, Golden Gate Bride, Mt. Tamalpais and other landmarks in Marin Co.  A great place to let your dog swim or just walk and run the trails with you. Dog wash and Sit & Stay Café.

Miller Knox Regional Shoreline, located at 901 Dornan Rd in Pt. Richmond, sits on 307 acres with trails up to beautiful vistas, fishing, picnic areas and the Golden Gate Railroad Museum. Dogs can be free but must be leashed 200 ft. from any trail or park entrance, parking lots, picnic areas and developed areas such as lawns and play fields. Dogs love Keller Beach near the tunnel entrance.

Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline, located at 5551 Giant Highway or 3000 Atlas Rd., has 2,315 acres of nature, trails and beaches. Dogs are allowed and even off leash as long as you leash your dog when approaching livestock who graze on the land. Fishing, especially for sturgeon, is abundant.  There is a shuttle to the fishing pier, but dogs are not allowed on the pier or shuttle. $2 fee per dog at park entrance, with service dogs free.

Regional Parks info.: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4551

Visit the City of Richmond’s website to discover their over 50 city parks and find one that is near you and fits your day’s request.

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